Gmail® Settings for Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Do you know about the common issues that occur while configuring outlook 2007 for gmail addresses and tips to fix them?
Gmail is a free e-mail service provided by Google. Instead of opening a browser and logging in each time whenever you want to check your mail, you can filter your Gmail account through your Microsoft Outlook 2007 program. Process of configuring Microsoft Outlook 2007 to work seamlessly with Google's Gmail is a two-step process. Unlike numerous e-mail services, you have to apply settings in your Google account first in order to allow POP3 and IMAP functions, and then configure Outlook to send and receive across the Google servers. Still, both processes are simple and configurable within five minutes. Microsoft Outlook 2007 can generate numerous errors if improperly configured but these errors could be solved out in uncomplicated and easy steps.
Methods to be executed in configuring Gmail for Outlook 2007 are mentioned below:
- Configure Gmail account for Outlook 2007
- Configure Outlook 2007 for Gmail access
- Issues and tips to fix
Configure Gmail account for Outlook 2007
Initially, you have to apply settings in your Google account so as to permit POP3 and IMAP functions. For that, open a Web browser and login to your Gmail account. Then click 'Settings' link in the top right corner of the page and select 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP' tab and hit 'Radio' button. Then 'Enable IMAP' and click 'Save Changes' button.
Configure Outlook 2007 for Gmail access
Next step is to configure Outlook to send and receive across Google servers and for that click 'Tools' in the main menu in Outlook and followed by clicking 'Account Settings'. Next you click 'New' button under e-mail tab. Choose Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP with radio button and hit 'Next'. Put a check next to "Manually configure server setting or additional server types" and with radio button you should choose 'Internet E-Mail'. Subsequently type your name and Gmail e-mail address under user information heading and choose 'IMAP' in the account type. You have to then type down in incoming mail server field as 'imap.gmail.com' in addition to 'smtp.gmail.com' in outgoing mail server field. Confirm that you have entered your Gmail username and password in the proper fields. Click 'Remember password' and furthermore in 'More Settings' button, click 'Outgoing Server' tab. Put a check in the box near my outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and then set the radio button near 'Use same setting as my incoming mail server'. At this moment, you have to then type 993 and 587 in the incoming server field and in outgoing server fields respectively. Set the incoming server encrypted connection and the outgoing server encrypted connection to SSL and TLS respectively and restart Outlook after closing all Windows.
Sometimes, it is found that an encrypted connection to your mail server is unavailable, if so, click 'Next' to attempt using an unencrypted connection. If you are repeatedly prompted for your username and password or invalid credentials error, verify your password and clear the captcha and be sure to substitute 'yourdomain.com' with your actual domain name. If you cannot find e-mail server, then corroborate the server information in your account properties and make sure that you have entered the right server name. Lastly, if you cannot send the message then verify the e-mail address in your account properties. Above all, this error message generally indicates that you are not authenticating your outgoing mail. Therefore, confirm that 'My outgoing server requires authentication' is checked, and that you are using the same credentials as your incoming server.
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