How to use Outlook with Gmail Account

As you know that you can configure any email address to work with MS Outlook but most of them use Gmail as its larger than other email service provider and facilitates protection against spam. Gmail also hosts its own cloud server and configuring it with MS Outlook can be beneficial. However, the best way to get started with cloud computing is to use a cloud-based e-mail service such as Gmail rather than server-based Microsoft Exchange. Well, here in this page, we will see how to configure Outlook with Gmail account.
MS Outlook can be configured to work with Gmail but before configuring Outlook to work with Gmail, you must configure Gmail to work with Outlook. For this, you need to enable the IMAP protocol for your Gmail account. Here are steps to enable IMAP.
• First, log into your Gmail account.
• Then click the gear icon at the top right and then choose Settings.
• Next, hit on Forwarding and POP/IMAP to bring up the POP and IMAP settings.
• Now, click on Enable IMAP.
• Finally, click on Save Changes.
After configuring Gmail for IMAP, you can now add your Gmail account to Outlook. Here we are using Outlook 2013.
• Start Outlook 2013.
• Then choose File > Account Settings.
• In the Account Settings dialog box, hit on New.
• Now choose Email Account and then click on Next.
• Next, choose Manual Setup or Additional Server Types, and click on Next.
• Choose Pop or IMAP, then hit Next.
• Now in the Add Account page, enter the information.
• Next, click More Settings.
• Then hit on the Outgoing Server tab.
• Choose My Outgoing Server (SMTP) requires authentication.
• Select Use Same Settings As My Incoming Mail Server.
• Next hit on the Advanced tab and enter the information:
• Later, click OK to close the More Settings dialog box.
• Hit on Next.
• Have patience while Outlook tests the connection.
• When it completes, click Close. (In case, if the test is not successful, double-check all your entries.)
• Finally, click Finish.
Now your MS Outlook inbox is configured with your Gmail account and so you can directly check your Gmail rather than using Outlook. Thus, it eliminates the need for a browser to open your email inbox and is secure than any browser due to SSL encryption. Though many of you may prefer Outlook for your daily email needs, but setting up your Gmail account will add few enhancements to it. You can even add other email addresses to work with MS Outlook for a secure email solution.
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