You can set up any of your email accounts within Outlook, however it takes a bit of setting up and some are easier to manage than others. If you are wondering how to set up a Gmail account in Outlook then this should help you get it up and running. Whether you set it up in IMAP or POP3, the following guide will tell you exactly what you need to do to get your Gmail account set up in Outlook.
Setting Up Gmail Account in Outlook Using POP
You may need to follow the first steps in this article to check if you have your Gmail account set to POP and not IMAP. Gmail by default will use the POP protocol, so unless you’ve changed it to IMAP, you won’t need to change a single thing in your Gmail settings. Here’s what you can do in Outlook to set up your Gmail account using POP:
- Open Outlook and select the File tab. Then click on the Add Account button.
- This time try using the Auto Account Setup, which will allow Outlook to automatically configure your email account.
- Enter your name, the email address and then the password twice, hit the Next button.
- Outlook will now verify all of your settings and should complete the process. When it is done, hit the Finish button.
- Now your Gmail is setup!
Though POP3 setup seems easy, most people recommend that you set up your Gmail using IMAP, the reason being that IMAP allows for messages to be deleted directly on the server which will make it a lot more convenient to clean up your mailbox. IMAP is easier to manage both PC and Server, while POP3 may give you more work to do in the long run. If you follow the instructions, IMAP can be easily set up.
If you’re still having trouble connecting, it may have something to do with Gmail disallowing access for Outlook. Read our handy step by step guide to stop Gmail from blocking Outlook.