Gmail Settings for Incoming and Outgoing Servers

Gmail Settings

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 you 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:

Gmail Settings for POP

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


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


  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.