16 July 2010

how to configure Gmail account in Outlook Express

how to Configureyour Gmail account on Outlook Express
This article provides step-by-stepinstructions on how to configure your Gmail account on Outlook Express so thatyou access it using POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3); Or in layman's terms, how you can receive your Gmail emails and store them on your system.
The POP access was allowed on Gmail accountsalmost from the start of the service... and the best thing... it's free!
Step 1 - Enable the POP option at your Gmail account
Log in at your Gmail account. Click on the Settingslink on the top-right of the page.
 Now click on the Forwarding and POP tab.
 In the POP Download section, you can enablePOP for all email messages or only for mail that you will receive henceforth.
 From a drop down menu, you can select whatyou want to do with the message once it is downloaded to Outlook Express onyour system. I suggest that you let it lie on your Gmail account or archive itsince there is so much of space available on Gmail.
 Click on the Save Changes button when you are done.
Step 2 - Configuring theOutlook Express Email client
Start Outlook Express. Go to Tool ->Accounts.
 In the Internet Accountspop-up window, click on Add-> Mail
 You now need to give a name to this account.I'm going to put WebDevelopersNotes as the name (my email address is webdevelopersnotes[at]gmail.com). Click on theNext button.
 You will now be asked your Gmail email address. Be sure to enter this correctly and then click on the Next button.
 The next step is to provide the Outlook Expressemail client the incoming and outgoingemail server details for Gmail. These are:
Incoming Email Server:pop.gmail.com
Outgoing Email Server:smtp.gmail.com
her email address.
Make sure that you have selected the POP3 option in the My incoming email server is.Click on the Next button when done.
 We will now enter the username and password of your Gmail accountin Outlook Express. Click on the Remember passwordcheckbox if it's not already checked. Click on the Next button when done.
 By this time you have given all theinformation to Outlook Express to set up your Gmail account on the program and so you get a congratulatory message. Click on the Finish button.
However, we are not done yet and need to configure a few more things.
Double-click on the Gmail email account youhave just configured in OutlookExpress. You can also select it and click on the"Properties" button..
 The "Properties window" is now displayed. Go to the Advancedt ab and check the checkbox in front of This server requires a secure connection (SSL).The Incoming mail (POP3):field automatically changes to a value of 995. Click on the Apply button whendone. Refer image below esp. the portion marked in the red box.
 It is now time for you to test the Gmail account configured in Outlook Express.If you had selected the option of enabling POP at Gmail for only new messages,send a test message to your Gmail account from another mail address


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