VIRUS SOLUTION PROVIDER: Configure Gmail on Outlook Express

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Configure Gmail on Outlook Express

To configure Outlook 2007 for your Gmail address:
  1. Enable POP in your email account. Don't forget to click Save Changes when you're done.
  2. Open Outlook.
  3. Click the Tools menu, and select Account Settings...
  4. On the E-mail tab, click New...
  5. If you are prompted to Choose E-mail Service, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  6. Fill in all necessary fields to include the following information:
  7. Your Name: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the From: field of outgoing messages. Email Address: Enter your full Gmail email address (username@gmail.com). Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format username@your_domain.com. Password: Enter your email password. Manually configure server settings or additional server types: Leave this option unchecked if you want to automatically configure Outlook 2007. If you want to manually configure Outlook 2007, check this box now. Google Apps users should configure manually as follows. Enter name, email address, and password
  8. Click Next. If you are configuring Outlook 2007 automatically, you're done! Just click Finish.
  9. Successful Configuration
  10. If you are configuring Outlook 2007 manually, select Internet E-mail and click Next.
  11. Verify your User Information, and enter the following additional information:
  12. Server Information Account Type: POP3 Incoming mail server: pop.gmail.com (Google Apps users, enter the server names provided, don't add your domain2 name in these steps) Outgoing mail server3 (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com Logon Information User Name: Enter your Gmail username (including @gmail.com). Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format username@your_domain.com Password: Enter your email password. Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): Leave this option unchecked. Account Settings
  13. Click the More Settings... button, and select the Outgoing Server tab.
  14. Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  15. Outgoing Server Tab
  16. Click the Advanced tab, and check the box next to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) under Incoming Server (POP3). Enter 995 in the 'Incoming Server' box.
  17. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, enter 587, and select TLS from the drop-down menu next to Use the following type of encrypted connection:. Advanced Tab
  18. Click OK.
  19. Click Test Account Settings... After receiving 'Congratulations! All tests completed successfully', click Close.
  20. Click Next, and then click Finish.
Congratulations! You're done configuring your client to send and retrieve Gmail messages.