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How to Configure Outlook with Gmail / Google Apps Email

Getting your Outlook set up with Gmail or Google Apps is simple!  Here are Miner Tech, we perform all of the setup steps for you; but for others you will first need to register a domain, register a Google Apps account, and then update your MX records with the Google mail servers, and enable IMAP from your Gmail account.  Once all of these steps are done, you are ready to set up Outlook!  If you do not have Microsoft Office, most Windows computers come installed with Microsoft Outlook Express, which should have nearly identical instructions.  These specific instructions are for configuring your Gmail/Google Apps email account to work on Outlook 2007.

  1. Start off by opening up the outlook program
  2. Now go to the main navigation menu and select Tools -> Options
  3. Now click on the “Mail Setup” tab of the dialog, followed by clicking on the “Email Accounts” button.
  4. Now you will see an icon that says “New…”, click on that, and hit the next button in the resulting dialog (leave the default option selected).
  5. On the next page, ignore all of the fields for text, and simply mark the check box in the bottom left corner of the dialog and hit next.
  6. Continue through the next step with default options selected.
  7. Now you will need to enter your personal and email account information.  Once your information is filled in, click on the “More Settings…” button.Your Name: Place whatever name you would like to appear to others when you send them email here.
  8. E-mail Address: Place the email address you would like to set up here.
  9. Account Type: Leave this as IMAP
  10. Incoming Mail Server: Set this to imap.gmail.com
  11. Outgoing Mail Server: Set this to smtp.gmail.com
  12. User Name:  Place the email address you would like to set up here.
  13. Password: Type in your email address password here
  14. Now in the new window that appears, click on the “Outgoing Server” tab.  Now select the checkbox which says “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”, and leave the default setting “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”.
  15. Now click on the “Advanced” tab of this dialog and do the following:
    1. Select SSL from the Incoming Server dropdown
    2. Make sure the Incoming Server port is set to 993
    3. Select TLS from the Outgoing Server dropdown
    4. Make sure the Outgoing Server port is set to 587
  16. Once the above items are done, hit the “OK” button
  17. Now just go ahead and hit “Next” on the main dialog, and finish.  Your email account is now set up to work through Outlook.

 

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