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Friday, September 21, 2012

Configure Outlook 2010 Gmail POP3 Access

1- In Outlook 2010, click the File tab on the Ribbon. In the “File” menu that appears, click Info to display the “Account Information” screen shown below.

2- Click Add Account to open the “Add New Account” page of the “Auto Account Setup” wizard.]

3-Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types option, then click Next. There is no need to enter any other information on this screen as we will be entering it on the next one.

4- On the “Choose Service” screen that appears, select Internet E-mail, then click Next. This opens the “Internet E-mail Settings” screen.

5-In the “User Information” section of the screen, enter your Name and full Gmail E-mail Address.

6-In the “Server Information” section of the screen, select POP3 as the “Account Type.”

7-For “Incoming Mail Server,” enter, and for “Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP),” enter

8- In the “Logon Information” section, enter your Gmail User Name. Include the “” So if your Gmail User Name is fred, you would enter in this field.
9- Enter your Gmail Password, and set the Remember Password option so you don’t have to manually enter your Gmail password every time Outlook wants to check for new mail.

10- Confirm that the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) option is NOT selected.

11-Click the More Settings button to open the “Internet E-mail Settings” box, then click the Outgoing Server tab.

12-On the “Outgoing Server” tabbed page, set the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox and then set the Use same settings as my incoming mail server option.

13-Click the Advanced tab to open the “Advanced” tabbed page.

14-In the “Incoming Server (POP3)” section, set the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check box, then enter 995 in the box.

15- In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, enter 587, then select TLS in the Use the following type of encrypted connection box.

16-Click OK to save these changes and return to the “Internet E-mail Settings” screen.

17-Click the Test Account Settings button to confirm that your Gmail Outlook 2010 connection is set up properly. After a moment or two, you should see a box with the message, “Congratulations! All tests completed successfully.” This tells you that all is well and you were successful in your attempt to configure Outlook 2010 for Gmail access. Click Close to close this box and return to the “Internet E-mail Settings” screen.

18-Click Next, then Finish.

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