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Step by Step Guide to Access your Gmail with Outlook Express
Thread poster: Abdallah Saeed

Abdallah Saeed
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Oct 13, 2011

With Gmail, you also choose between IMAP and POP access. While POP downloads new messages to Outlook Express, IMAP offers seamless access to all archived mail and labels (appearing as folders), too.

Access Gmail with Outlook Express Using IMAP
To set up IMAP access to a Gmail account in Outlook Express:

•›› Step by Step Screenshot Walkthrough

•Make sure IMAP access is enabled in Gmail. (go to your gmail and do that)

•Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Outlook Express.
•Click Add.
•Choose Mail....
•Enter your name under Display name:.
•Click Next >.
•Enter your Gmail address (something like "") under E-mail address:.
•Click Next > again.
•Make sure IMAP is selected under My incoming mail server is a __ server.
•Type "" in the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server: field.
•Enter "" under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server:.
•Click Next >.
•Type your full Gmail address under Account name: ("", for example).
•Enter your Gmail password in the Password: field.
•Click Next > again.
•Click Finish.
•Highlight in the Internet Accounts window.
•Click Properties.
•Go to the Servers tab.
•Make sure My server requires authentication is checked under Outgoing Mail Server.
•Go to the Advanced tab.
•Make sure This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is checked under both Outgoing mail (SMTP): and Incoming mail (IMAP):.
•Type "465" under Outgoing server (SMTP):.
•If the number under Incoming server (IMAP): has not been changed to "993" automatically, enter "993" there.
•Click OK.
•Click Close in the Internet Accounts window.
•Now, select Yes to download the list of Gmail folders to Outlook Express.
•Click OK.
IMAP offers you access to all Gmail folders — and lets you label messages or mark them as spam, too.


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