How to Access Gmail in

Setup Gmail in Outlook with these simple steps

What to Know

  • In Outlook: Settings icon > View all Outlook Settings. Select Mail in left pane > Sync email > Gmail.
  • Next, type your Display name > choose email preferences > OK. Log into Gmail and select OK to confirm connection.
  • To change "From" address: In Outlook, go to Sync email > Set default From address: enter email address. 

To keep your Gmail email address but use the interface on to send mail from it, you can link your Gmail account to Outlook Mail to get the best of both worlds. Once you've completed the steps below, you can send mail from your Gmail address without logging in to to do it.

These instructions apply to any email account that you use on, including,,, and others.

If you want to get all your Gmail emails in but don't want to import your entire Gmail account or send it from your Gmail account through Outlook Mail, you can set up Gmail to forward messages to your Outlook account.

How to Access Gmail From Outlook Mail

Follow these steps to set up Gmail in

  1. Select the settings icon in the upper right, then choose View all Outlook Settings.

    "View all Outlook settings" in Outlook
  2. On the left pane, select Mail.

    The Mail heading in Outlook settings
  3. Click Sync email.

    The "sync mail" command in Outlook Mail settings
  4. Choose Gmail from the right pane under Connected accounts.

    Gmail in the Sync Email menu
  5. On the Connect your Google account screen, enter the display name you want to use when sending mail from Gmail through Outlook Mail. There are two options:

    • Connect your Google account so we can import your email from Gmail. You'll also be able to send emails from Outlook using your Gmail address.
    • Connect your Google account to send an email from Outlook using your Gmail address (Add as a send-only account).
    Connecting your google account in Outlook Online
  6. To add Gmail as a send-only account, select the second option above.

    If you select the first option above to sync your accounts, you can choose to have incoming messages imported into a new folder or placed directly into the Outlook Mail Inbox.

    Connect Google account dialog box.
  7. Select OK.

  8. Log in to the Gmail account that you want to use in Outlook Mail, and allow Microsoft to access your account.

  9. Select OK on the page that shows the confirmation explaining that you successfully connected your Gmail account to Outlook Mail.

If you've opted to sync your Gmail account, you can check the progress of the Gmail import at any time from the same screen in Step 2 above. You'll see the "Update in progress" status until the transfer is completed, which might take a while if you have many email messages to import. When it's finished, you'll see it change to "Up to date."

How to Send Mail From Gmail on

Now that you've connected Gmail to Outlook Mail, you need to change the "From" address so that you can send new mail from Gmail:

  1. Return to Step 3 above and then scroll down to the Set default From address.

    The "Set default From address" command in Outlook settings
  2. Under Set default From address, use the drop-down menu to choose your Gmail account.

    Sync email settings.
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  3. Select SAVE to make your Gmail account the new default "send as" address in Outlook Mail.

Doing this will only change the default email address for new emails. When you reply to a message, you can always pick your Outlook address or your Gmail address (or any others you've added) by choosing one from the From button at the top of the message.

If you want to send an email from your desktop Outlook application using your Gmail account, you can configure Outlook to send emails via Gmail using the IMAP or POP protocol.

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