Method of allowing Windows® Mail to work with Gmail® e-mail address
What are the different steps to set-up Windows Mail to work with Gmail?
Windows Mail is used to set-up an e-mail account which stores and receives e-mail. Windows Mail is an e-mail client program which was the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express. It has e-mail management and offers message rules that makes e-mail easier to organize. Thus, it helps to manage e-mail easily. Windows Mail also has a user-friendly environment. With the help of creating specific folders and subbing folders, you can locate e-mail messages. Windows Mail supports POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts. It is also a newsgroup that manages e-mail account and news account. Both Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail have a user friendly environment. The advanced features of Windows Mail are automated Junk e-mail filter and quick e-mail search utility.
Here are the ways to set-up Windows Mail to work with Gmail:
- Enable POP/IMAP in Gmail
- Configure Windows Mail
- Tips to set-up Windows Mail to work with Gmail
Enable POP/IMAP in Gmail
In order to set-up Windows Mail to work with Gmail, first you need to configure Windows Mail. That allows downloading e-mails from Gmail. For that, you can enable 'FORWARDING POP/IMAP' option in Gmail. In order to enable this option, first you need to log in to the Gmail account and choose 'Settings' and from that select ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’. Then a Window will open, and you can choose the option ‘Enable POP’ and ‘Enable IMAP’.
Configure Windows Mail
For configuring Windows Mail to work with Gmail, you can select Windows Mail from 'All Programs' in the Start menu. After opening Windows Mail, launch the Internet account by selecting the ‘Account’ option from ‘Tools’. In ‘Internet account’ window, choose the button ’Add’ and you will get ‘Select Account Type’ window and then select 'E-mail Account' type. Then you can enter the display name and e-mail address from Gmail.
While setting up Windows Mail to work with Gmail address, there are several things you need to keep in mind. You need to have the e-mail address and password. Then you may require the type of e-mail server that the e-mail service uses and the address of the incoming and outgoing e-mail servers. E-mail servers supported by Windows Mail are POP3, IMAP, and SMTP.
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