How To Link Outlook To Gmail

Settings in Gmail:

  • Step 1: Open the official Google mail website from your web browser and move on with how to link Outlook to Gmail steps.
  • Step 2: Sign in to your account using the login credentials.
  • Step 3: Click the Settings icon followed by the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  • Step 4: Select the “Enable IMAP” option. Now, click the Save Changes tab.
  • Step 5: Click the Sign out button from the menu to log out of your Gmail account.
  • Step 5: Now, turn on the Allow less secure apps options under security from account settings and proceed with how to link Outlook to Gmail steps.

Adding and linking Gmail account on Outlook:

  • Step 1: Now, launch your Microsoft Outlook 2016 account and click the File menu.
  • Step 2: Select the Account Settings option from the list.
  • Step 3: In the Account Settings window, click the New icon.
  • Step 4: Select the Manual setup option to set up and configure Gmail on Outlook using IMAP and click Next.
  • Step 5: Choose the service as POP or IMAP.
  • Step 6: While following how to link Outlook to Gmail steps, Enter your name and E-mail address under user information.
  • Step 7: Select the Account Type as IMAP from the list.
  • Step 8: Type imap.gmail.com as the incoming mail server and smtp.gmail.com as the outgoing mail server.
  • Step 9: Click the More Settings tab to open Internet E-mail Settings.
  • Step 10: Click the Outgoing server tab and check the box next to “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Step 11: Click the Advanced tab and enter the port numbers as following and proceed with how to link Outlook to Gmail steps.
  • Step 12: Incoming server: 993 (for encryption). Choose SSL or TLS connection from the drop-down list.
  • Step 13: Outgoing server: 587 for TLS and 465 for SSL. Click OK
  • Step 14: Enter the login information in the Add account window. Enter your Gmail account password and click Next.
  • Step 15: Wait for the configuration process to complete. You will get a confirmation notification in the Test Account Settings window. Click the Finish button and close the window.
  • Step 16: Your Gmail account will now be linked to your Outlook 2016 by using the above how to link Outlook to Gmail steps.