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How to set up Gmail in Outlook/Express

If you're setting up Outlook Express to work with Gmail for the first time, you'll need to follow these steps

Enable POP in Gmail.
Configure your Outlook Express client.
Verify Settings

 

Enable POP in Gmail
First sign in to Gmail. Click 'Settings' at the the top of any Gmail page and then click 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP'

 

Select 'Enable POP for all mail' or 'Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on'. Choose what you want to do with your messages after they are accessed with your POP client or device. Then configure your POP client and click 'Save Changes'.

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To Configure Outlook Express
Open Outlook or Outlook Express and click the 'Tools' menu and select 'Account'.

 Enter your name in the 'Display Name' field and click next. Enter your full Gmail address  (username@gmail.com) in the 'Email address' field and click next. Google Apps users, enter the server names provided; don't add your domain name in this step.

Enter pop.gmail.com in the 'incoming mail (POP,IMAP, or HTTP) server' field. Enter smtp.gmail.com in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server' field. Google Apps users, enter the server names provided; don't add your domain name in this step.

Click 'Next'. Then enter your full email address (including 'gmail.com' or '@your_domainnames.com') in the 'Account name' field. Enter your email password in the 'password' field and click next.

Click Finish. Then highlight pop.gmail.com under Account, and click 'Properties'.

Click the 'Advanced' tab and fill in the following information*.

1. Check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)' under 'Outgoing Mail (SMTP)'.
2. Enter 465 in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' field.
3. Under Outgoing Mail (SMTP), check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'.
4. Under Incoming mail (POP3), check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. The port will change to 995.

*The order of Outgoing and Incoming mail server fields varies by version. Make sure you enter the correct information in each field.

Return to the 'Server' tab, and check the box next to 'My server requires authentication'.

Click OK. And, your done!

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Verify Settings
If you are unsure whether your settings are correct, double-check them here.

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