How To Configure Outlook 2010 For Gmail? Using IMAP Manually [Proven Method]

Gmail holds the topmost position among users as email providers, mostly are turning Outlook 2010 and Gmail (or other Outlook versions) together to get better outcomes but frankly speaking sync Gmail with Outlook 2010 is not easy until you don’t know the steps.
I personally trying to set up Gmail in outlook 2010, it’s really multiple steps processes.
In this  article, you will learn step by step process to “Outlook 2010 Configuration for Gmail IMAP

How to configure Gmail in Outlook 2010 step by step?

Office 365 is the latest version, it doesn’t need any adjustments, simply enter your credential and everything is set, as far as Outlook 2010 concerned, it required 3 steps method, which you will learn to set up Microsoft outlook 2010 for the first time.

Stage One

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) 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.

enable imap

Stage Two

  • Open Microsoft Outlook 2010 >> Click File Tab from the left-hand corner.
  • Click on Account Settings >> Account setting
outlook 2010 and gmail
  • Account setting dialog box appears >> Click on New

Account setting new 2010

  • Auto account setup dialog box required inputs, (like Email Address, Name & Password twice). Fill up the details and click Next.

unable to configure gmail in outlook 2010

test account setting completed

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

Configure Manually Settings

  • From the next dialog box, select the first option “Internet Email“, click Next

internet email

  • Now it’s time to feed the inputs manually in our settings similar to the following.
  1. Your Name
  2. E-Mail Address
  3. Account Type:- Select IMAP from the list ignore POP.
  4. Incoming mail server: Enter “ case
  5. Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Enter “ case
  6. User Name: Automatic Appears
  7. Password: Enter your email account password.

Note: If you live outside of the US you might need to use and

  • 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”.
outgoing server tab
  • Next Click Advance Tab, you have to make some server port adjustments manually.
  1. Incoming server: 993
  2. Incoming server encrypted connection: SSL
  3. Outgoing server encrypted connection TLS
  4. Outgoing server: 587
Incoming server
  • Finally, Click on the test account setting.

test account setting

Outlook clear and test the credentials you entered, once it is completed you will get both the checkmark completed and you are ready to mount, in case something is wrong (majorly password), the system asks you to correct it.
In the majority of cases everything works, but:
Sometimes, you still get the wrong conditional repeatedly, even if you have crossed checked everything is OK. Here comes Stage three.

Stage Three

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:” into the address bar.

less secure apps access

allow less secure apps

  • Once you turn ON, click test account settings from Outlook to retest the setting, you will both the task completed and secure.

test account setting completed

  • You’ll get a final congratulations message you can close. You can enjoy the services in Outlook 2010 now.

How To Configure Outlook 2010 For Gmail


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.

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2 thoughts on “How To Configure Outlook 2010 For Gmail? Using IMAP Manually [Proven Method]”

  1. Your instructions were helpful. No other site mentioned your step 3 about allowing less secure app. Also the 2-step verification needs to be turned off in Gmail account


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