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Configuring Outlook 2007 for IMAP Access to Gmail

Assuming you have IMAP enabled for your Gmail account, follow these steps to configure Outlook for IMAP access:

1. In the main Outlook menu, click Tools then Account Settings. This opens the Account Settings dialog box.

2. On the E-mail tabbed page, click New. This launches the Add New E-mail Account wizard.

3. On the Choose E-mail Service screen, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, and HTTP, then click Next. The Auto Account Setup screen appears.

4. On the Auto Account Setup screen, set the Manually configure server settings or additional server types checkbox, then click Next. A different Choose E-mail Service screen appears.

5. Select Internet E-mail, then click Next. The Add New E-mail Account screen appears.























  1. Enter your name and your full Gmail e-mail address, including the '@gmail.com.'
  2. For Account Type, select IMAP.
  3. In the Incoming mail server field, enter imap.gmail.com, and in the Outgoing mail server field, enter smtp.gmail.com.
  4. In the Logon Information section, enter your Gmail user name and password.
  5. Set the Remember password checkbox so Outlook can work with your Gmail account without requiring you to enter your logon information constantly.
  6. Click the More Settings button. This opens the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  7. On the Advanced tabbed page, set the Incoming server (IMAP) to 993.












  1. For the Use the following type of encrypted connection, select SSL.
  2. Set the Outgoing server (SMTP) to 587.
  3. For the Use the following type of encrypted connection, select TLS.
  4. Click OK to close the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  5. Click Next, then Finish, then Close to complete the process.
Once you complete all the steps successfully, Outlook connects to your Gmail account and downloads messages. You will find a new set of folders that corresponds to your Gmail account in the Navigation pane.

Configuring Outlook 2003 or XP for Gmail IMAP Access

If you are not using Outlook 2007, follow these steps to configure Outlook for IMAP access to your Gmail account:
  1. In the Outlook main menu, click Tools, then E-mail Accounts. This launches the E-mail Accounts wizard.
  2. Select Add a new e-mail account, then click Next.
  3. Select IMAP, then click Next.
  4. Enter your name and your full Gmail e-mail address, including the '@gmail.com.'
  5. For Account Type, select IMAP.
  6. In the Incoming mail server field, enter imap.gmail.com, and in the Outgoing mail server field, enter smtp.gmail.com.
  7. In the Logon Information section, enter your Gmail user name and password.
  8. Set the Remember password checkbox so Outlook can work with your Gmail account without requiring you to enter your logon information constantly.
  9. Click the More Settings button. This opens the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  10. On the Advanced tabbed page, set the Incoming server (IMAP) to 993.
  11. For the Use the following type of encrypted connection, select SSL.
  12. Set the Outgoing server (SMTP) to 587.
  13. For the Use the following type of encrypted connection, select TLS.
  14. Click OK to close the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
  15. Click Next, then Finish, then Close to complete the process.
Once you complete all the steps successfully, Outlook connects to your Gmail account and downloads messages. You will find a new set of folders that corresponds to your Gmail account in the Navigation pane. 

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