Gmail® settings related to Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the settings for Gmail for Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Gmail is one of the e-mail services that supports IMAP feature which enables you to send and receive e-mail from Microsoft Outlook 2010 without any ads. Microsoft Outlook 2010 is used for all business mails and you can also add your personal Gmail account along with it. The advantage of having set-up this using IMAP, is that when you read a mail or delete a mail, it is synchronized with both the web version of Gmail and Microsoft Outlook 2010. There are basically two methods by which you can add your account to Microsoft Outlook 2010, one method is Automatic Setup and the other one is Manual Setup. For adding a Gmail account automatically different steps are to be kept in mind. First login to your Gmail account and go to Gmail settings to enable POP, once the settings page is opened enable POP under the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and save changes.
Methods for adding a Gmail account and the methods to configure a Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Adding Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010 using POP
- Adding Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010 using IMAP
- Configure Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010
Adding Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010 using POP
Login to your Gmail account and go to your Settings page where you have to enable POP. You can choose to enable POP access for all new mail that arrives, or for all mail in your Gmail account. Then click 'Next' to start the set-up and add your e-mail account then select 'yes'. Microsoft Outlook 2010 can automatically find and configure your account with just your e-mail address and password which you have provided and click 'Next' to let Microsoft Outlook 2010 try to set it up automatically.
Adding Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010 using IMAP
If you are upgrading to Microsoft Outlook 2010 you use IMAP with your Gmail account to synchronize mail across multiple machines. First login to your Gmail account and open the 'Settings' panel and click on 'Forwarding' and 'POP/IMAP' tab and verify IMAP is enabled and save changes. Next open Microsoft Outlook 2010 and click on 'File' tab to access the backstage view then click on 'Account Settings' and 'Add and Remove Accounts' or change existing connection settings. In the Account Settings window click on the 'New' button and there you enter the name, e-mail address and password and click 'Next'.
For configuring Gmail account, first you have to enable the POP option on your Gmail account and then configure it. For this, start Microsoft Outlook 2010, go to 'Tools' then 'Accounts' and in the 'Internet Accounts' pop up window, click on 'Add' and then 'Mail'. Give a name to this account then click 'Next' button and provide the e-mail address and then click 'Next' to proceed. The next step is to provide Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail client the incoming and outgoing e-mail server details for Gmail. Then enter the user name and password of your Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
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