Set-up Gmail Account in Microsoft® Outlook Express
How to set-up and configure a Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook Express?
Gmail is web based email service. Gmail can be accessed using any browsers from anywhere in the world. It has more than two gigabytes of storage. You can set up any number of Gmail accounts with different user names. Gmail provides many facilities for you in composing and receiving emails. The labels allow you in arranging the mails in such a way that the incoming mails will be segregated into corresponding labels created for the individual sender. In past you can enjoy all the facilities provided by Gmail only if you were online. But, by setting up a Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook express using POP3 settings, you can read and reply to messages by being offline. Thus, configuring Gmail on Outlook Express is very much essential.
Following are the important points related to setting up and configuring of Gmail Account in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Features of Gmail
- Setting up account using POP3
- Configuring account using POP3
Features of Gmail
Gmail comes with many unique features that make your mailing experience exciting. Its huge storage space allows you to store many mails in your account. At the same time, the multiple language features enables you to view the Gmail interface in more than 50 different languages. It also allows you to attach files of 20MB size and the thumbnail view feature facilitates you in viewing the images file in the mail itself without downloading it. As a result, you can comfortably download only required images.
Setting up account using POP3
Initially in Microsoft Outlook Express, you need to click on 'Accounts' option of 'Tools' menu. In 'Internet Accounts' box, you need to click on 'Add' option and then on 'Mail' option. In the corresponding window, enter the display name and then click on 'Next'. Now, you need to enter the Gmail address for your Gmail account and click 'Next'. Then, type 'pop.gmail.com' as incoming mail and 'smtp.gmail.com' as outgoing mail followed by clicking 'Next'. Now, you need to enter your Gmail address followed by password and then click 'Next' followed by 'Finish' option.
In order to specify the Gmail server settings, you need to highlight the new e-mail account and then click on 'Properties' option. Now on 'Servers' tab under 'Outgoing Mail Server' option, you need to check 'My server requires authentication' check box. On the 'Advanced' tab, you need to check 'My server requires secure SSL Connection' option and then enter 465 as 'Outgoing mail' and 995 as 'Incoming mail'. Finally on clicking 'Ok' followed by 'exit', you can successfully send and receive Gmail account e-mails in Microsoft Outlook Express.
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