Tips to configure Microsoft® Outlook Express settings for POP3 Gmail® access
What are the ways to configure Microsoft Outlook Express for POP3 Gmail access?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client that comes with better features and usability options. It allows the users to manage their e-mail accounts efficiently. It provides support for popular e-mail accounts like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, etc. Gmail is a web application from Google that allows the users to send and receive e-mails. Gmail provides easy-to-use interface and controls that allow the users to easily handle their e-mails. The different features of Gmail include Star, Labels, Filters, Signature, Vacation responder, etc. It is possible to configure Microsoft Outlook Express to access Gmail. This can be done using different protocols like IMAP and POP3. Once configured via POP3 settings, users can use Microsoft Outlook Express for receiving e-mails from Gmail. It can also be used for sending e-mails through Gmail.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to configure Gmail in Microsoft Outlook Express via POP3 settings:
- Need to configure
- Steps to configure
- Configuration issues
Need to configure
Configuring Gmail settings in Microsoft Outlook Express allows the users to use the Gmail account using Microsoft Outlook Express and so the need of configuring arises when the users want to use Gmail from Microsoft Outlook Express. The reason behind this can be several. In corporate offices where browsing is not allowed, users are forced to use their Gmail with Microsoft Outlook Express. In such cases, configuring Gmail with Microsoft Outlook Express will be a wise decision.
Steps to configure
To configure Microsoft Outlook Express with POP3 settings, first you need to turn on the POP access from Gmail account. Once you have enabled it, open Microsoft Outlook Express and go to ‘Tools’ and then ‘Accounts’. Enter your name, click ‘Next’ and then enter your Gmail address and again click on the ‘Next’ button. Select ‘POP3’ and type 'pop.gmail.com' under ‘Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server’. Type 'smtp.gmail.com' under ‘Outgoing mail (SMTP) server’. Click on ‘Next’ button. Provide your Gmail address and password under ‘Account Name’ and ‘Password’. Click ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’. Click on the newly created ‘pop.gmail.com’ account and select ‘Properties’. Select the ‘Advanced’ tab and verify that 'My server requires authentication' is checked. Type '465' under 'Outgoing server (SMTP)' and check whether the number in the 'Incoming server (POP3)' has been changed to '995'. If not, type '995' there and click ‘OK’ and ‘Close’. Your Microsoft Outlook Express is now ready to send and receive e-mails using your Gmail account.
At times it might end up with certain issues while configuring Microsoft Outlook Express. Many a time, the issue will be caused with other programs. Sometimes it may be because the Windows Features will be turned off on your computer. To enable this, go to ‘Start’ and then ‘Control Panel’. Open ‘Programs’ and click on Turn Windows Features On or Off'. Open the ‘Windows Features’ box and check the box near 'Telnet Client'. Click ‘OK’ and this will install the client. Incorrect settings in Microsoft Outlook Express can also cause problems in accessing Gmail. So make sure the information you provide are correct.
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