Gmail IMAP Settings

IMAP helps you access GMail on multiple devices

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You can use IMAP to read your messages from Google Gmail in other mail clients, like Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail. With IMAP, you can read your Gmail on multiple devices, and messages as well as folders are synced in real time.

The Gmail IMAP server settings for accessing incoming messages and online folders in any email program are:

Gmail IMAP settings

  • Gmail IMAP server address: imap.gmail.com
  • Gmail IMAP user name: Your full Gmail address (e.g. "me@gmail.com")

Important: For the Gmail IMAP settings to work in your email program, IMAP access must be enabled in Gmail on the web.

To send mail through Gmail from any email program, see the

Note: as an alternative to IMAP access, you can access Gmail using POP.

For detailed instructions on setting up Gmail IMAP in your email program or service, see: