Microsoft® Outlook 2003 Gmail settings
Know about the configuration settings of Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003.
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is one of the e-mail client programs developed by Microsoft Corporation. This application can be used in Windows OS such as Windows XP, Windows Vista etc. It can manage all your e-mails, communications, e-mail transactions efficiently. You can add your Gmail account to Microsoft Outlook 2003 by following some simple steps. Another feature of this e-mail client is that you can access your account even when your system is offline. In order to configure your Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003, you have to make some changes in the settings of your Gmail account. After making appropriate changes, you can configure it with Microsoft Outlook 2003. Always download the latest updates of Microsoft Outlook 2003 to minimize most of the errors with the application.
Some of the ways to configure Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003 are given below:
- Enable POP in Gmail
- Configure your Microsoft Outlook 2003
- Download latest Updates
Enable POP in Gmail
In order to configure your Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2003, you have to enable POP support in your Gmail. Then you can add your account to Microsoft Outlook 2003. Log in to your Gmail account using your username and password. Then at the top of Gmail page, click on ‘Settings’. In the ‘Mail Settings’ window select ‘Forwarding and POP’. Select ‘Enable POP or all mail’ or ‘Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on’ from ‘POP Download’ section. Then click ‘Save Settings’.
Configure your Microsoft Outlook 2003
To configure Microsoft Outlook 2003, click on ‘Tool’ menu and select ‘Email accounts’. Choose ‘Add a new email account’ and then click 'Next'. On the server type step select ‘POP3’ and click ‘Next’. You have to specify your Gmail settings such as Gmail username and password, Gmail server address, Gmail server ports and Microsoft Outlook Gmail display name on the next screen of Microsoft Outlook 2003. Under ‘User Information’ select your name in the ‘Your Name’ box and type your e-mail address(user name followed by @Gmail) in ‘Email Address’ box. Then type ‘pop.gmail.com’ in ‘POP3’ box and type ‘SMTP’ in ‘smtp.gmail.com’. Then under ‘Logon Information’ type your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields.
During the configuration, click on ‘More Setting’ and provide exact information on each field. Any incorrect settings made during the configuration can lead to problems with Microsoft Outlook. Download the latest Microsoft updates. Most of your Microsoft Outlook problems can be resolved by updating the client software to the latest version. You can update it from Microsoft Update Center. Try sending and receiving mails via Microsoft Outlook 2003 in order to ensure security and high performance.
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