Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Use Outlook Express to Access your Gmail Account

Are you an Outlook Express (OE) user, and want to be able to get your messages from your Gmail account without having to use web the interface? This is possible, but there are a few things that you need to do to set this up.

Setting up your GMail account:
  • Login to the Gmail account on the Gmail web site.
  • Click Settings link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
  • Click the 'Forwarding and POP' tab.
  • In the 'POP download' section, select 'Enable POP for all mail' or 'Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on'
  • Press the 'Save Changes' button
Now to setup OE:
  • Luanch Outlook Express
  • From the Tools menu, select Accounts...
  • Click Add button, and select Mail...
  • Type your name and press the Next button
  • Enter your Gmail email address and press the Next button.
  • Under 'My incoming mail server is a' [dropdown menu], select 'POP3'.
  • In the 'Incoming mail server' field, type "pop.gmail.com"
  • In the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server' field, type "smtp.gmail.com" and then press the Next button.
  • In the 'Account name' field, type in your Gmail email address (such as: username@gmail.com).
  • In the 'Password' field, type in your Gmail password and press the Next button
  • Press the Finish button.
Now configure the new account:
  • While still in the Accounts dialog, select the new account name that you just created and press the Properties button.
  • Click the Servers tab
  • In 'Outgoing Mail Server' section (its toward the bottom section of the dialog), make sure the 'My server requires authentication' checkbox is checked.
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Check the 'This server requires a secure connection', under both 'Outgoing Mail (SMTP)' and 'Incoming Mail (POP3)'. Also make sure that the following ports are assigned each of the protocols
    • For 'Outgoing Server (SMTP)' field, type "465".
    • For 'Incoming Server (POP3)' field, type "995" .
  • Press the OK button when done.


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