How To Setup Gmail In Outlook?

 Gmail In Outlook

In order to link two email accounts, you can use the IMAP feature in your Gmail account and then configure them. Before we proceed to further steps, let us discuss the IMAP feature in brief. IMAP is Internet Message Access Protocol. It helps in retrieving email messages from a mail server through a TCP/ IP connection. Now, there are two different methods in which you can have the Gmail in Outlook 2016.


If you wish to set up your Gmail account in Outlook, you need to know the IMAP and SMTP Internet settings.  


  • Step 1:Incoming mail server:
  • Step 2:Requires SSL: Yes
  • Step 3:Incoming port number: 993


  • step 1:Outgoing mail server:
  • step 2:Requires SSL: Yes
  • step 3:Requires TLS: Yes, if applicable
  • step 4:Authentication: Yes
  • step 5:Outgoing port number: 465 (SSL), 587 (TLS)


  • step 1:Open Outlook 2016.
  • step 2:Click the Info option on the left and select Account settings.
  • step 3:Click the New button.
  • step 4:Select the Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP option. 
  • step 5:Click the Next button to do Gmail In Outlook Setup.

Enter the following information,

  • step 1:Your Name: Enter a Name
  • step 2:Email address: The Gmail Email address
  • step 3:Password: The Gmail password
  • step 4:Retype Password: Re-enter the Gmail password for verification.
  • step 5:Click the Next button.
  • step 6:Outlook will automatically configure the settings.
  • step 7:Click Finish to close.

You have set up your Gmail account in Outlook.


  • step 1:Open the default browser.
  • step 2:Enter the Gmail URL in the address bar and press the Enter button.
  • step 3:The Gmail page will open; enter the login credentials to gain access to your account and do Gmail In Outlook setup.
  • step 4:Once you have entered your Gmail account, click the Settings (gear) icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • step 5:The Gmail settings page will open. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  • step 6:In the IMAP Access section, click the Enable IMAP radio button.
  • Gmail Account In Outlook Mail
  • step 7:Click the Save Changes button.
  • step 8:The initial configuration is now complete in Gmail.

    You can proceed with the final steps of the configuration to link Outlook to Gmail.

  • step 9:Open the Microsoft Outlook application.
  • step 10:Click the File tab in the menu bar and select the Account Settings option for Gmail In Outlook setup.
  • Mail Account Settings
  • step 11:Click the New option in the Accounts Setting dialog box, and select the Email account option.
  • Add Gmail Account In Outlook
  • step 12:In the Email Account setup window, click the Manual Setup option at the bottom of the page.
  • step 13:Click the Next button.
  • step 14:Select the POP or IMAP radio button. 
  • Choose Account Type

Add the following information to complete the procedure.


  • step 1:Enter your Gmail username in the required field.
  • step 2:Enter your Gmail email Address in the required field.


Choose IMAP from the drop-down list.

  • step 1:Incoming mail server:
  • step 2:Outgoing mail server:
  • step 3:User name: Your Gmail address
  • step 4:Password: Your Gmail password
    Server Information
  • step 5:Click the More Settings button for Gmail In Outlook setup.
  • step 6:Select the Outgoing server tab.
  • step 7:Click the checkbox for the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication option.
  • step 8:Click the Advanced tab and enter the following information.


  • step 1: Incoming server- 993, Encrypted connection- SSL
  • step 2: Outgoing server- 465, Encrypted connection- SSL
    Internet Email Settings
  • step 3: Click the checkbox for the Sent Items and Deleted items option and click the OK button.
  • step 4: Now, Microsoft Outlook will run the test connection. The configuration will take some time to confirm the settings.
  • step 5: Click Finish.
  • Add New Account

You have now successfully set up your Gmail in Outlook.

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