2014/10/12

How to setup Gmail POP in Outlook? How to setup Gmail IMAP in Outlook?


How to setup Gmail POP in Outlook? How to setup Gmail IMAP in Outlook?

A majority of users are used to using Gmail on browsers. However, there are occasions integrating Gmail accounts into Outlook user-interface is more convenient. Thus, we do not need to flip between Outlook and browser while working on mails between accounts under Outlook.


Most users may wonder why Gmail cannot be configured in Outlook lately? Recently, Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo! have or will have implemented an extra security feature that require users to enter a second password for any third-party application including Outlook that is trying to access their email, calendars, contacts and tasks information.

It is called 2-step Verification. You must enable it in order to use Gmail under Outlook. 

Here is how to enable it:


Log in your Gmail and go to Account / Security / Password. Click on Setup next to 2-step Verification. Right there, proceed its following instructions.

Then, how do I setup Gmail email in Outlook?

1.      In your account’s Google Account page, go to Security tab at the top and click on Settings (if it appears Disabled) next to Access for less secure apps under Account permissions.Click on radial of Enable next to Access for less secure apps and Done.


3.      Within Gmail, select Settings from the gear-icon pull-down menu at the top right-hand side.


4.      Under Settings page, click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and turn on POP3 and/or IMAP upon your choice. Shown as below:


5.      How to setup Outlook for Gmail? Go to Outlook, click on File at top-left and select Account settings
6.      Manually create a mail profile as usual. On Account Type, choose POP or IMAP according to your preference. Enter password which you just obtained from 2-step Verification.

7.      Click on More settings to the right. Click on Outgoing Server tab and check the box of My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

8.      Go to next tab of Advanced, check the box of This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) and the port number will change to 995 for POP and 993 for IMAP.
                                      

9.      Then, change Outgoing server (SMTP): to 587 if value of Use the following type of encryption connection: is TLS.

10.   change Outgoing server (SMTP): to 465 if value of Use the following type of encryption connection: is SSL.

11.  Click OK to exit and OK all the way.

Now we can use Gmail's mail feature in Outlook. But what about contacts and
calendars? There is an Outlook add-in called EVOCollaborator for Outlook and it is able
to handle this type of 2-steps verification process in Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo!. You can
download it from its official website and try it out.

EVO Collaborator for Outlook is compatible with:

Public contact, calendar, task services such as Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo! and fruux

On-premise CardDAV/CalDAV servers such as EVO Mail Server, Mac OS X Server,
OwnCloud and Zimbra

After ECO installation, any contact, calendar and task items created by other means of
mobile devices or web-based interface will be synced to Outlook and vice versa.

For all items before ECO installation, you may manually select items and upload them to
your CardDAV/CalDAV account.

I think it is worth every penny of it.

Please refer to the following links on how to sync popular CardDAV/CalDAV services
with Outlook.

3. Sync Mac OS X, Zimbra or OwnCloud with Outlook

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