Configure Microsoft Outlook for Gmail


KB ID 0000366 Dtd 26/12/10


You would like to connect Microsoft Outlook to your Gmail account.


1. If Outlook does not have an account already it will prompt you when it launches, if you are adding an account click Tools >Account settings > Add.

outlook gmail config

2. If you are in a domain environment it will try and auto configure your account, but you want to set things up manually, select "Manually configure server settings…"

manually configure Outlook

3. We are setting up an IMAP account, so select Internet E-mail.

pop internet mail

4. Note: To configure an IMAP account you need to enable IMAP in your Gmail settings > Log in > Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > Enable IMAP > Save settings.

gmail enable imap

5.Enter you account details > the incoming server is the outgoing server is > remember to tick "Remember password" > More settings.

Outlook to Gmail

6. On the Advanced tab > set the IMAP port to 993 > set IMAP to use SSL > Set the SMTP port to 25 > Set SMTP to use TLS.

Outlook Settings

7. Select the Outgoing server tab > tick the box "My Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" > And "Use the same settings as my incoming mail server" is selected. > OK.

SMTP authentication

8. Next > Finish.

Outlook Configured


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