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How to access Gmail with SeaMonkey

Updated April 17, 2017

SeaMonkey is a free open-source suite of productivity programs that includes an email application. If you want to centralize your Web-based email accounts into one place, you might want to add your Gmail account to SeaMonkey. This can save you time, because you won’t have to access Gmail separately to send and receive emails. Access Gmail with SeaMonkey by adding the service as a new email account.

Launch SeaMonkey. Click the “Mail and Newsgroups” button in the bottom left corner of the application window.

Click “Edit” in the main menu. Select “Mail and Newsgroups Account Settings” from the context menu. Click the “Add Account” button. This opens the New Account Setup dialog box. Select the “Email Account” option, then click “Continue”.

Type your Gmail email address and full name into the relevant input fields. Click the “Continue” button. This opens the Server Information window. Click the radio button beside “IMAP” to select this option. Enter “imap.gmail.com” into the Incoming Server input field. Click the “Continue” button. Type your Gmail user name, which is your Gmail email address, and Gmail password into the relevant input fields. Click the “Continue” button.

Enter your full Gmail email address into the Account Name input field. Click “Continue”. Check the account details you’ve entered in the Summary window. Click the “Go Back” button if you need to make corrections. Click the “Done” button. This displays the new Gmail account in the list of email accounts in the Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings window.

Click the “Server Settings” button beside the Gmail email account. Select “Connection Security” and click “SSL/TSL” from the options in the drop-down list. Type “993” into the “Port” input box. Click the “OK” button to save your changes. This returns you to Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings window. Click the “Outgoing Server (SMTP)” button in the left side menu. Click the “Add” button to the right of the main pane.

Type a description for the server in the input field, for example, “Gmail Outgoing”. Enter “smtp.gmail.com” into the Server Name input box. Type “465” or “587” into the Port input box. Click the check box beside “Use Name and Password” and enter your Gmail email address and password into the relevant fields. Click the check box beside “Use Secure Authentication” to enable this option. Click the “OK” button. This adds the Gmail account to SeaMonkey.

Tip

Send a test email to check that the Gmail account works correctly. If you encounter connection problems, access your Gmail account information in SeaMonkey’s Mail and Newsgroup Account Settings and check that you’ve entered all configuration information correctly.

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Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.