How to Access Gmail with Outlook Express Using IMAP

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Make sure IMAP access is enabled in Gmail

Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu
Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express. Heinz Tschabitscher
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Click "Add"

Click Add and select Mail...
Click Add and select Mail... Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Click Add.
  • Choose Mail....
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Enter your name under "Display name:"

Enter your name
Enter your name. Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Enter your name under Display name:.
  • Click Next >.
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Enter your Gmail address under "E-mail address:"

Enter your Gmail address under
Enter your Gmail address under "E-mail address:". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Enter your Gmail address (something like "example@gmail.com") under E-mail address:.
  • Click Next > again.
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Make sure "IMAP" is selected under "My incoming mail server is a __ server"

Make sure
Make sure "IMAP" is selected under "My incoming mail server is a __ server". 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 >.
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Type your full Gmail address under "Account name:"

Type your full Gmail address under
Type your full Gmail address under "Account name:". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Type your full Gmail address under Account name: ("example@gmail.com", for example).
  • Enter your Gmail password in the Password: field.
  • Click Next > again.
  • Click Finish.
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Highlight "imap.gmail.com" in the "Internet Accounts" window

Click
Click "Properties". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Highlight imap.gmail.com in the Internet Accounts window.
  • Click Properties.
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Go to the "Servers" tab

Make sure
Make sure "My server requires authentication" is checked under "Outgoing Mail Server". Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Make sure My server requires authentication is checked under Outgoing Mail Server.
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Go to the "Advanced" tab

Make sure
Make sure "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" is checked. 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.
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Now, select "Yes" to download the list of Gmail folders to Outlook Express

Now, select
Now, select "Yes" to download the list of Gmail folders. Heinz Tschabitscher
  • Now, select Yes to download the list of Gmail folders to Outlook Express.
  • Click OK.
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