Wednesday, 18 June 2008

How to Access Googlemail via Outlook 2007

If you have a googlemail account you can retrieve your email via Outlook.

The only reason to do this is if you wanted to transfer some of your LSE mail onto googlemail and view it anywhere without having to configure remote access to LSE.

Do Remember it is still important you back up your LSE Outlook Mail in mail archives on your Z: or J: drives.


  1. Log onto Googlemail
  2. Once in Googlemail click on Settings
  3. On the Settings page click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Under POP Download:

    1. Make sure Pop is enabled for all mail
    2. Make sure that “When messages are accessed with POP” - keep Google Mail's copy in the Inbox is selected

  5. Under IMAP Access:

    1. Make sure enable IMAP is checked.


  1. In Outlook go to Tools > Account Settings
  2. Under the Email Tab click New
  3. Check Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP
    The Auto Account Setup Dialog will appear
  4. Enter display name eg John Smith
    Enter your email address as your googlemail username followed by '' e.g. – you must do this even if your email is something like
  6. Enter your password.
  7. Check 'Manually configure...'
  8. Select 'Internet E-mail.'
    The Add New Email Account dialog will appear
  9. Under User Information...

    1. Enter your name, googlemail email address in the form

  10. User Server Information…

    1. Account Type: Select IMAP;
    2. Incoming Mail Server:
    3. Outgoing mail server (SMTP):

  11. Under Logon Information…

    1. User Name: googlemail email address in the form
    2. Enter your password

    Click 'More Settings,' then the 'Advanced' tab.

    1. Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL encryption.
    2. Outgoing server can use 587, TLS encryption.

    Click 'Outgoing Server.' tab.

    1. Make sure that 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' is selected. The radio button 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' should also be selected.

  14. Click 'OK'
  15. Click on Test Account Settings to see if it works. Sometimes you need to go back to "More Settings" and check that the Incoming and Outgoing Server details are as above (sometimes Outlook will not automatically apply your manual settings)
  16. After a test message has been successfully sent click on 'Next' > 'Finish' > 'Close' > 'OK.'


wissam said...

Thank you. you're a star. Great instructions

Courtney said...

Awesome, thanks for the concise and clear info!!!!!!

Rob Hallin said...

Thanks, the google instructions on this are truly gash.

Thomas said...

this was outstanding!!! thanks again!!!!

Mait said...

Great, thanks. I may even manage to impress my husband!

germanshepherdman999 said...

Just a simple qeustion after hours of head butting the PC. In googlemail settings for forwarding etc what email address do I put to carry it forwards to Outlook? Doesnt like aving original address inserted and if left blank it wont save changes?

Anonymous said...

You're wonderful - thank you so much!

David said...

Brilliant. Been trying to sort this for weeks. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much.
Just set up mums new PC and its a great help and confidence that I can do it my self!!!!

Thank you

Anonymous said...

How do you enable outlook to see the folders within the Gmail account so that i can sync the folders to my outlook?

Robert said...

Superb instructions - worked like a dream. Thank you

Gary said...

Thank you for the help.