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Gmail Settings for Incoming and Outgoing Servers

Google’s Gmail service allows users to gain email client access for retrieving and sending emails without having to log into your account online. This can be done through configuring Gmail settings.

You can check your Gmail emails using other email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Zimbra, and Mozilla Thunderbird, it really doesn’t matter as long as the client supports POP or IMAP

This can be done by configuring the correct Gmail settings in your preferred client.

Gmail Settings for IMAP

In the appropriate fields in your email client, set the following parameters:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Serverimap.gmail.com Requires SSL: Yes Port: 993
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Serversmtp.gmail.com Requires SSL: Yes Requires TLS: Yes (if available) Requires Authentication: Yes Port for SSL: 465 Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Full Name or Display NameYou Preferred Name
Account Name, User name, and Email addressYour full email address
PasswordYour Password

Gmail Settings for POP

If you prefer to use POP, these are the settings you will need to use:

Incoming Mail (POP) Serverpop.gmail.com Requires SSL: Yes Port: 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Serversmtp.gmail.com Requires SSL: Yes Requires TLS: Yes (if available) Requires Authentication: Yes Port for SSL: 465 Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Server timeouts1 minute or more (Ideally 5 minutes or more)
Full Name or Display NameYou Preferred Name
Account Name, User name, and Email addressYour full email address
PasswordYour Password

Prerequisite

Before any of the above will work, you will need to sign in to your Gmail account to enable the above services. This can be done by:

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A) For IMAP

  1. Going to the top right, click the settings cog icon.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the “IMAP access” section, select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click Save Changes.

B) For POP

Follow the above steps up to 3. The proceed with the below steps:

  1. In the “POP download” section, select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  2. Click Save Changes.

There you have it. Those are the Gmail Settings for incoming and outgoing servers using either IMAP or POP.

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