Gmail is popular. Gmail is convenient. Gmail is free. But what happens if you either do not like the Gmail interface or you want to be able to manage all your accounts in one place? You add it to your Outlook!

The process has been simplified in recent years, however it can still be a little tricky getting it working. Here’s how we do that:

Click File

Add Account

Graphical user interface, application

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Enter your Gmail address and click Connect.

Click Gmail

Incoming Mail (IMAP)
Requires SSL: Yes
Port: 993
Outgoing Mail (SMTP)
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires Authentication: Yes
Port for SSL: 465
Full Name or Display NameYour name
Account Name, Username, or Email addressYour full email address
PasswordYour Gmail password

Enter your password and click Connect

We now need to give permission to the account through Google.
Fill in your email address again.

Enter your password

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And Click Allow

Outlook will proceed to setup the account.

If everything is successful, then you should be rewarded with:

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Click Done

Check on the left side and your newly added Gmail account should appear. Remember to expand the [Gmail] item to access your Sent Mail, Trash etc.