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How To Configure Gmail To Work With Outlook

Not everyone wants to use a local server or personal computer to store, manage and process data- introducing, cloud computing. This is the process of using a network of remote servers on the internet for efficient working. One of the most popular cloud-based email services is Gmail, but not everyone is ready to switch from their Microsoft Outlook account… therefore the ability to combine the services has answered your prayers. In this blog, we tell you how you can configure Gmail to work with Outlook.

Firstly, you need to enable the IMAP protocol on your Gmail account.

Step 1 Open Gmail

Step 2 Click the ‘settings’ button

Step 3 Choose ‘Settings’

Step 3 Click ‘Forwarding and POP/IMAP’

Step 4 Click ‘Enable IMAP’, then save your changes

Now your Gmail account has enabled IMAP, you can configure it to Outlook

Step 1 Open Outlook 2013

Step 2 Choose File, then Account Settings

Step 3 Whilst in the Account Settings dialogue box, click New

Step 4 Choose Email Account, then click Next

Step 5 Choose Manual Setup or Additional Server Types, then click Next

Step 6 Choose Pop or IMAP, then click Next

Step 7 In the Add Account page, enter the following information:

Your name: The display name you’d like to use

Email address: Your complete Gmail address (e.g.

Account type: IMAP

Incoming mail server:

Outgoing mail server (SMTP):

Username: Your complete Gmail address (e.g.

Password: Your Gmail password

Step 8 Click More Settings

Step 9 Click the Outgoing Server tab

Step 10 Select My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication

Step 11 Select Use Same Settings As My Incoming Mail Server

Step 12 Click the Advanced tab.

Step 13 Enter the following information:

Incoming server (IMAP): 993

Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

Outgoing server (SMTP): 465

Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL

Step 14 Click OK to close the More Settings dialogue box

Step 15 Click Next

Step 16 Leave Outlook to test the connection, be patient as this may take a while.

When the test is complete, click Close. (If the test is not successful, double-check your entries are correct)

Step 17 Click Finish

Your accounts should now be merged!

If you would like more information about how to integrate Gmail And Outlook, please do not hesitate to contact us- Give us a call on 01702 410663 or email us at today!

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