Collecting Google Mail on a Device

Setting Up a Device to Collect Google Mail

The best way to collect Google mail is through their excellent online webmail interface but if you decide you want to collect it using Outlook or a similar device here are the settings.

Don’t forget that there is also an excellent “APP” available for collecting and sending on an iPhone or iPad. Look in the APP store and search Google Mail.

Check Gmail through other email platforms

Set up IMAP and change your SMTP settings to read Gmail messages in other email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail. When you use IMAP, you can read your Gmail messages on multiple devices, and messages are synced in real-time. You can also read Gmail messages using POP.

Note: To avoid temporarily locking yourself out of your account, make sure you don’t exceed 2,500 MB per day for IMAP downloads and 500 MB per day for IMAP uploads. If you’re setting up a single IMAP account on multiple computers, try taking a break between each setup.

Set up IMAP

Step 1: Check that IMAP is turned on
On your computer, open Gmail.
In the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all settings.
Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
In the ‘IMAP access’ section, select Enable IMAP.
Click Save changes.

Step 2: Change SMTP & other settings in your email client
Use the table below to update your client with the correct information. For help with updating your settings, search your email client’s help centre for instructions on setting up IMAP.

Incoming mail (IMAP)
Requires SSL: Yes
Port: 993
Outgoing mail (SMTP)
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication: Yes
Port for SSL: 465 | Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Full name or display nameYour name
Account name, username or email addressYour full email address
PasswordYour Gmail password

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