How to Set Up Gmail on Outlook 2007

Written by greg lindberg
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If you use both the Gmail e-mail service from Google and the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application to manage your e-mail, then you can set up the email accounts so that they are synced with one another. To set up Gmail with Outlook 2007, you must enable the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) feature in your Gmail account. After the set-up is complete, you'll be able to receive all of your Gmail content into your Outlook 2007 mailbox.

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    Log in to your Gmail account on your Web browser and click on the "Settings" option from the top of the page.

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    Click the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" option and then click the "Enable IMAP" option. Click the "Save Changes" button.

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    Minimise your Web browser while remaining logged into to your Gmail account and then open the Outlook 2007 application on your computer.

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    Click on the "Do not upgrade" option from the pop-up box that appears and then click on the "Yes" button. Enter your display name, e-mail address and password into the appropriate fields.

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    Click on the box next to the "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" so that it's selected and then click on the "Next" button.

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    Click on the "Internet Email" option and enter your Gmail address into the "Email Address" field. Select the "IMAP" option from the "Account Type" drop-down menu and then enter the incoming and outgoing mail server names.

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    Click on the "Next" button. Click on the "Tools" option from the top menu of Outlook 2007 and then click on the "Options" button. Click on the "Mail Setup" option.

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    Click on the "Email Accounts" option and then select your account. Click on the "Change" button and then click on the "More Settings" button. Click on the "Advanced" tab.

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    Enter "993" into the "Incoming server (IMAP)" field and then enter "587" into the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" field. Click "OK."

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    Click on the "Next" button and then click on the "Finish" button. Click the "Close" button and then click "OK."

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