Configure Gmail Account to Outlook Using IMAP settings

Here in this article, we will describe easy steps to configure a Gmail account in Outlook. Just follow the step-by-step procedure to add a Gmail account in Outlook with IMAP settings easily.

Step 1: Enable IMAP from Gmail settings

  • Login to your Gmail account using your login ID and Password.
  • Now click on Gear icon and open Gmail settings as shown below

  • From here, choose Forwarding and POP/IMAP and enable IMAP settings.

Step 2: Allow Less Security Apps in Gmail

  • Open the link in your browse:
  • Now Turn on Less Security Apps by clicking on it.

Step 3: Configure Gmail Account in Outlook using IMAP Settings

  • Open your Outlook >> Click on File >> Info >> Add Account.

  • Now Select Manual setup or additional server types >> Click on Next

  • In the next window, select POP or IMAP option >> Click on Next button.

  • Now enter the Server details as given below:
    • Select IMAP as Account Type.
    • Incoming Mail Server –
    • Outgoing Mail Server –
    • Enter your Login information and click on More Settings

    • Choose Outgoing Server from the next window and then select the checkbox for My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
    • Choose the Radio button Use same settings as my incoming mail server >> Click on OK button.

    • Now Click on Advanced tab and enter the following Details:
    • Incoming Server: 143 or 993
    • Choose SSL from the option Use the following type of encrypted connection.
    • Outgoing Server: 587 or 465.
    • Choose TLS or Auto from the option Use the following type of encrypted connection
    • Click on OK button and you are done with the settings.

    • Now click on Next button and if you have entered all the details correctly then your account will be configured in the Outlook email client.


In this article, we have discussed simple steps to configure a Gmail account in Outlook. I hope the information given above is helpful to you. Please comment below if you need any other information.

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