How to configure Gmail in Outlook 2010 step by step?
Before stepping forward you must Enable IMAP in Gmail to allow Gmail to stop resisting while adding an account in Outlook 2010.
Open Gmail account for which you like to add an account in Outlook, Go to setting (gear icon) from the right top corner of the screen.
Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, Click the radio button of “Enable IMAP“. Click Save Changes.
- Open Microsoft Outlook 2010 >> Click File Tab from the left-hand corner.
- Click on Account Settings >> Account setting
- Account setting dialog box appears >> Click on New
- Auto account setup dialog box required inputs, (like Email Address, Name & Password twice). Fill up the details and click Next.
- Outlook will configure the email server settings, it will take few minutes, and the configuration goes correct, you will get confirmation from outlook.
Configure Manually Settings
In the majority of cases, setup is unable to configure Gmail in outlook 2010, the above instructions don’t work, then we’ll need to manually configure the settings.
- Once again open the “Add new account” dialog box and select “manually configure server setting or additional server type“. Click Next
- From the next dialog box, select the first option “Internet Email“, click Next
- Now it’s time to feed the inputs manually in our settings similar to the following.
- Your Name
- E-Mail Address
- Account Type:- Select IMAP from the list ignore POP.
- Incoming mail server: Enter “imap.gmail.com” lower case
- Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Enter “smtp.gmail.com” lower case
- User Name: Automatic Appears
- Password: Enter your email account password.
Note: If you live outside of the US you might need to use imap.googlemail.com and smtp.googlemail.com
- Click on the more setting button.
- Internet E-mail Settings dialog box pops up, Select Outgoing Server tab, and check the box “My outgoing server (SMTP) that requires authentication”.
- Next Click Advance Tab, you have to make some server port adjustments manually.
- Incoming server: 993
- Incoming server encrypted connection: SSL
- Outgoing server encrypted connection TLS
- Outgoing server: 587
- Finally, Click on the test account setting.
Stage three setting is very important, in most cases user unable to configure Gmail in outlook 2010, here comes the steps:
- Enter Less secure app access in the google search, it will open up certain results, click the first option, or copy-paste the “URL:https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps” into the address bar.
- You are forwarded to the Less secure app access page, make sure you are login to the same Gmail account you like to add in Outlook 2010.
- Slide to turn on “Allow less secure app“.
- Once you turn ON, click test account settings from Outlook to retest the setting, you will both the task completed and secure.
- You’ll get a final congratulations message you can close. You can enjoy the services in Outlook 2010 now.
Most of the users feel frustrated while adding an account in Outlook 2010 due to errors and ignore Outlook every time, The above three-step process surely adds your Google Email Account into Outlook 2010.