Configure Outlook with your Gmail account using IMAP

The first thing you need to do is allow Gmail to accept connections from “less-secure Apps”:

  • Log on to your Google account:
  • Navigate to “Connected Apps & Sites” under Sign-in and Security
  • Scroll down and turn “Allow less-secure apps” on

Then you have to enable IMAP for your email account

  • Log on to your Gmail: or
  • Go to Settings, Forwarded and POP/IMAP
  • Under IMAP Access, select “Enable IMAP” and then click Save Settings

Finally, configure Outlook manually using the following information:

  • User information: Your name and your Gmail address
  • Incoming server:
  • Outgoing server:
  • Logon Information: Gmail address for the user name and your Gmail password
  • Under More Settings, Outgoing Server tab, check “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication, and select “Use same settings as my incoming mail server”
  • Under the Advanced tab, use SSL and port 993 for the incoming server, and SSL port 465 (or 587) for the outgoing server

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