How to Connect Outlook 2013 or 2010 to Gmail

Today, my project was getting Outlook 2013 or 2010 configured to work with my Gmail account. Here are the steps I took to get it all connected.

Gmail Steps

  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Select Settings Gear at the top right corner of the page and select Settings.
  3. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. Select Enable IMAP.
  5. Select any other options as desired and click Save Changes when you are done.
    Gmail POP Settings

Microsoft Outlook Steps

  1. Click the “File” menu.
  2. At the top where it says “Account Information“, click the dropdown menu.
  3. Select “Add Account…
    Outlook 2010 Add Account button
  4. Fill in the name as you would like to appear in your email messages, your Gmail address, and the password to your Gmail account. Click “Next” when you’re done.
    Outlook 2010 IMAP Gmail settings
  5. Outlook will communicate with the Google Mail server. This may take a few minutes.
    Outlook 2010 IMAP Gmail communication
  6. You should be successfully connected and your Gmail will now work through Outlook. Click “Finish” to start using it.

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