How To Configure Gmail With Outlook Express

Gmail, a free, advertising-supported webmail, POP3, and IMAP service, is now used by 193.3 million users monthly. Gmail users now have more than 7 GB of free storage. If you are a Gmail user, you can configure Gmail with Outlook Express and save your time and energy. For this you need to have the Outlook Express email program on your computer. You don't need to open up your Web browser to go directly to the site to check your important mails.

Setting up your Gmail account in the Outlook Express email program is quite easy. You can do it on your own or get help from an online computer support provider to perform this task. Let's take a look at how you can accomplish this task. Firstly, you need to log into your Gmail account and then click on the "Settings" link that is located in the top right-hand corner of the page. After doing this, you need to click on the link stating "Forwarding and POP/IMAP."

After following the above mentioned task, you need to click on the radio button that says "Enable IMAP." You will find this button in the section that says "IMAP Access." Next, click on the option to "Save Changes." You have to open your Outlook Express email program. Click on "Tools," this button is located on the menu bar. Click the "Accounts" option and click on the "Add" button and then select "Mail."

You now have to enter a name for your email account and click "Next." Type your Gmail email address and click on "Next." You also need to select "IMAP" as the appropriate server type from the drop-down menu. In the incoming mail server box type "" and type "" in the outgoing mail server box and then select "Next."

Once you complete aforementioned steps, you need to type in your Gmail email address for the "Account Name" and type your password. After doing this, click "Next" and select "Finish." Next, you need to highlight your Gmail account and click on "Properties." Click the "Advanced" tab and put a checkmark in both of the boxes that say "This server requires a secure connection." For the outgoing mail server, enter the numbers "465" in the first text box while in the second text box enter the numbers "993" for incoming mail.

After performing this task, click on the "Servers" tab and put a checkmark in the box that says "My Server Requires Authentication." Click "Apply" and select "OK." Your job is done. Now you can send a test email from yourself to yourself using Outlook Express and check if it is working properly or not.


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