Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Access Gmail with Outlook Express Using IMAP by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on June 24, 2019 commons.wikimedia.org Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email Access your Gmail messages in Outlook Express using the IMAP functionality. 01 of 10 Make Sure IMAP Access Is Enabled Heinz Tschabitscher Make sure IMAP access is enabled in Gmail.Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express. 02 of 10 Click 'Add' Heinz Tschabitscher Click Add.Choose Mail.... 03 of 10 Enter Your Name Heinz Tschabitscher Enter your name under Display name:.Click Next >. 04 of 10 Enter Your Gmail Address Heinz Tschabitscher Enter your Gmail address (something like "firstname.lastname@example.org") under E-mail address:.Click Next > again. 05 of 10 Make Sure 'IMAP' Is Selected Heinz Tschabitscher Make sure IMAP is selected under My incoming mail server is a __ server.Type imap.gmail.com in the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server: field.Enter smtp.gmail.com under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:.Click Next >. 06 of 10 Enter Account Name Heinz Tschabitscher Type your full Gmail address under Account name: ("email@example.com", for example).Enter your Gmail password in the Password: field.Click Next > again.Click Finish. 07 of 10 Internet Accounts Window Heinz Tschabitscher Highlight imap.gmail.com in the Internet Accounts window.Click Properties. 08 of 10 Servers Tab Heinz Tschabitscher Go to the Servers tab.Make sure My server requires authentication is checked under Outgoing Mail Server. 09 of 10 Advanced Tab Heinz Tschabitscher Go to the Advanced tab.Make sure This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is checked under both Outgoing mail (SMTP): and Incoming mail (IMAP):.Type 465 under Outgoing server (SMTP):.If the number under Incoming server (IMAP): has not been changed to "993" automatically, enter 993 there.Click OK.Click Close in the Internet Accounts window. 10 of 10 Download List of Gmail Folders to Outlook Express Heinz Tschabitscher Now, select Yes to download the list of Gmail folders to Outlook Express.Click OK.