How to Access GMX Mail in Gmail

If you're using both Gmail and GMX Mail email addresses, you may find checking email in both places inconvenient. Fortunately, you can set up Gmail to retrieve your GMX email messages (and even send from your address) from within Gmail. In this way, you can use both services from just one interface. Gmail can even apply a label automatically to all your GMX Mail messages so they're all in one place within Gmail, leaving your Inbox uncluttered.

Enable IMAP and POP3 on GMX

Before you Gmail can access your mail from GMX, you need to allow it access. By default, GMX disables IMAP and POP3 access for security reasons. So, you have to manually enable them first.

  1. Open up GMX and sign in.

  2. Select Setting from the menu to the left of the screen.

    A screenshot of GMX with the Settings icon highlighted
  3. On the Settings page, locate POP3 & IMAP from the left menu and choose it.

    A screenshot of GMX settings with the POP3 & IMAP heading highlighted
  4. You'll arrive on a page with information about POP and IMAP usage. Select Enable access to this account via POP3 and IMAP.

    A screenshot of GMX's POP3 & IMAP settings with the "Enable Access" option highlighted
  5. Once you do, press Save to make the change permanent.

    A screenshot of GMX PP3 settings with the Save button highlighted

Access GMX Mail in Gmail

Now, you can turn your attention to Gmail to link it to your GMX account. To set up POP access to a GMX Mail account in Gmail:

  1. Log into your Gmail account.

  2. Select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner.

    The Settings gear in Gmail
  3. Choose See all settings from the menu.

    The "See All Settings" button in Gmail
  4. On the Gmail Settings page, select the Accounts and Import tab.

    A screenshot of Gmail settings with the Account and Imports header highlighted
  5. On the Accounts and Import tab, select Import mail and contacts.

    Screenshot of Gmail Accounts and Import settings with the "Import Mail and Contacts" button highlighted
  6. A new window will pop open. Enter your GMX Mail address ("," for instance). When you're done, press Continue.

    A screenshot of Gmail's Import account screen with the Continue button highlighted
  7. On the next screen, enter your GMX Mail password under Password, and press Continue again.

    Screenshot of Gmail's "Add Account" screen with the Continue button highlighted
  8. Gmail will sign in to your GMX account. Then, it'll present you with a couple of options for what to sync. Select what you want, and press Start Import.

    A screenshot of Gmail's import options screen with the Start Import button highlighted
  9. Once Gmail has everything set up, it'll send you a success message, letting you know that it's going to start importing your messages. Press Ok to finish.

    If you have a lot of messages, it may take a long time to bring them all over to Gmail.

  10. You'll return to the Accounts and Import settings page. Now, you'll see your GMX account listed both as an alias you can send mail from and next to Import mail and contacts.

    Gmail with GMX added
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