Tips to set-up Gmail® in Microsoft® Outlook
What are the tips to set-up a Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook?
Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail client which could be used to organize information and task. It comes with many customization options. It is a desktop application that features send and receive e-mail and store contacts. It is a stand alone application which is available with all Windows Operating System. The main purpose of Microsoft Outlook is sending and receiving e-mails messages, manages the personal contacts, and maintain the schedule and track appointments. Microsoft Outlook is integrated with Microsoft Office and Exchange Server and it helps to filter and organize e-mail messages. Microsoft Outlook Export Wizard, Microsoft Outlook Import wizard etc are some of the software available for exporting and importing contacts.
Following are the technique to set-up Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook:
- Enable POP3 access
- Set-up account in Microsoft Outlook
- Set-up authentication
Enable POP3 access
First you need to enable the pop 3 access in the e-mail account. So for that you need to log in to Gmail account. In that you need to select 'Settings' in the Gmail window, and choose 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP' tab. Then you need to choose 'POP Download' you need to click on either the 'Enable POP for all mail' or 'Enable POP for all mail that arrives from now on' option. Then you need to select the drop down list next to ‘When messages are accessed with POP’ and choose the ‘Save Changes’ button.
Set-up account in Microsoft Outlook
In order to set-up Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook launch the Microsoft Outlook program, then select 'Tools' from menu bar and go to 'Email Accounts'. Then you need to select 'Add a new email account' and choose 'Next'. Then you need to choose 'POP3' option. Then you need to enter the name and e-mail address into the corresponding fields and click ‘Next’. Then you need to select 'Internet Email' option and type pop.gmail.com" in 'Incoming Mail Server' and type ‘smtp.gmail.com’ in Outgoing Mail Server. Then you need to enter the full e-mail address and password.
After entering user name and password you need to choose 'More Settings' at bottom-right corner of the screen. Then you need to select 'Outgoing Server' tab and you need to select 'My outgoing server requires authentication'. From the 'Advanced' tab you need to select 'This server requires an encrypted connection'. Then you need to enter a value of '465' in the field called 'Outgoing server' field. You need to also set the incoming server value to '995'. Then you need to select 'Finish' and thus you could set-up Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook.
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