Gmail SMTP Outgoing Mail Server Settings

Follow the below guidelines to configure Gmail SMTP outgoing mail server settings.

There are several email clients that help you access your mails from the email servers. For this purpose, the email clients make use of certain protocols like IMAP, POP, and SMTP. The IMAP and POP protocols are used for receiving emails, and the SMTP protocol is used to send emails from the email client to the mail server.

Gmail also supports all these three protocols, so that the users can access their emails using the email clients. Gmail has an SMTP server address. Usually, all the third-party email clients are designed to automatically configure the SMTP settings of Gmail.

However, when you tend to set up your Gmail account manually, you must be sure of the SMTP settings. In case the settings are not entered correctly, then you may face issues while using your Gmail account on the email client.

SMTP settings:

The necessary Gmail SMTP outgoing server settings are given below:

  • Step 1: Gmail SMTP outgoing server address: smtp.gmail.com
  • Step 2: Gmail SMTP Port: 587 (TLS); 465 (SSL)
  • Step 3: Gmail SMTP username: full Gmail address
  • Step 4: Gmail SMTP password: Gmail account password
  • Step 5: Gmail SMTP authentication: Required

While setting up your Gmail account manually, it is always recommended to use only the secured ports such as 465 and 587 instead of port 25, which is insecure.

Along with this, the IMAP and POP incoming server settings are also given below, as these may be required while setting up your Gmail account manually.

IMAP settings:

  • Step 1: Gmail IMAP incoming server address: imap.gmail.com
  • Step 2: Gmail IMAP port: 993
  • Step 3: Also, you must enable IMAP in your mail server settings.

POP settings:

  • Step 1: Gmail POP incoming server address: pop.gmail.com
  • Step 2: Gmail POP port: 995
  • If you need a remote assistance to configure Gmail SMTP outgoing mail server settings, click the call button available on the screen.