Monday, July 25, 2011

How to Set-up Gmail IMAP in Outlook 2010 Manually

You can use Gmail with all Outlook versions. Gmail also supports IMAP that enables you to send and receive ads free emails from Outlook. With the launch of New Outlook version i.e. Outlook 2010 for windows, it has various new and enhanced features than Outlook 2007.

Below is the step by step guide of how to configure Outlook 2010 to work with Gmail.

First, Enable Gmail to work with IMAP

Log in to your Gmail account
  • Go to Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  • Check the Enable IMAP.
  • Click Save Settings.

Second, Configure Outlook

  • Launch Outlook 2010
  • Click on the File > Account Settings > Add Account

This will pop up a new Add New Account window.
  • Choose ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types’.
  • Click Next;

In the next screen, Choose Internet Email and click on Next.

In the next screen, enter the User Information such as Name, E-mail Address. Email address should be in full as  
Note: In case you are using Google Apps enter your full email address as

In Server Information

  • Set Account Type as IMAP
  • Incoming mail server:
  • Outgoing mail server(SMTP):
For users who live outside US, Incoming mail Server will be and Outgoing mail server will be 

  • Click on Next 

This will pop up a new screen.
  • Select Outgoing Server tab. 
  • Enable My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server
  • Now click on the Advanced tab and enter/check the following settings
  • Incoming server: 993
  • Incoming server encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing server encrypted connection TLS
  • Outgoing server: 587

  • Click OK when done.

Now you will be prompted back to the Add new account screen, click on the Test Account Settings

On successful completion of test you will get congratulation message. And it's done. Now your Gmail account is ready to use with Outlook 2010

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