How to configure outlook 2007 for Google Apps and G mail ?

Microsoft outlook is a Great Desktop Application for managing Emails. Using MS-Outlook saves you time and  keeps your Emails organized.This article describes how you can Set up your Gmail account and your Google Apps account in MS-Outlook 2007.

Note: If you are using Outlook 2010, read this guide to configure Outlook 2010 for Gmail

Configure Outlook for G mail

Configure G mail : Open your G mail Inbox.Click on “Settings” and enable the “Forwarding and POP” Settings as shown below.

Configuring Microsoft outlook :

  • Open MS-Outlook and from the Tools Menu select “Account Settings”.Create a New account by clicking “ New “ from the E-mail Tab.
  • If you are prompted to choose Email service select  Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  • Fill the Necessary fields and Hit Next.Remember to check the Checkbox “ Manually Configure Server Settings or additional Server types”.email-ac-set-up
  • Select “Internet Email “ and Click Next.
  • Enter the Settings as Shown in the following screenshot :email acoount settings5
    Leave the Option “ Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” unchecked.
  • Now Click on “More Settings” and Select the “Outgoing Server “ tab.email acoount settings3Check the Checkbox “ My outgoing server(SMTP) requires authentication “.
    Check the radio Button “ Use same Settings as my incoming mail Server “.
  • Now Select the Advanced tab and Modify as shown :email acoount settings6
    Set the Incoming Server (IMAP) port number as 993.Use “ SSL”  as the Encrypted connection
    Set the Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number as 587 .Use “ TLS” as the Encrypted connection.
  • Now click  OK.

Test your Settings : Click on “Test account Settings” and outlook will send a test mail to your account.After you receive the mail in your G mail click Next and then Finish.

Configure Outlook For Google Apps Account

1.Configuring your Google Apps Mail : Open your Google Apps mail account.Click on settings and Enable the “Forwarding and POP” Settings as shown below.Forward and Imap Settings

Click the Radio box “Enable POP for all Mail “ and Save your Settings by clicking the Save changes Button.

2.Configuring Microsoft Outlook :

  • Open MS-Outlook and from the Tools Menu select “Account Settings”.Create a New account from the E mail Tab.
  • If you are prompted to choose Email service select  Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  • Fill the Necessary fields and Hit Next.Remember to check the Checkbox “ Manually Configure Server Settings or additional Server types”.
    email acoount settings
  • Select “Internet Email “ and Click Next.
  • Enter the Settings as Shown in the following screenshot :email acoount settings2
    Leave the Option “ Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” unchecked.
  • Now Click on “More Settings” and Select the “Outgoing Server “ tab.email acoount settings3
    Check the Checkbox “ My outgoing server(SMTP) requires authentication “.
    Check the radio Button “ Use same Settings as my incoming mail Server “.
  • Now Select the Advanced tab and Modify as shown :email acoount settings4
    Set the Incoming Server (POP3) port number as 995 and Set the Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number as 587
    Use “TLS” as the Encrypted Connection.
  • Now Click Ok.

Test your Account Settings : You can test your Account Settings by Clicking  “ Test Account Settings “. This will Invoke outlook and Outlook will send a test-mail to the account specified.After you get the mail it is confirmed that your settings are Working fine.Click Next and then Finish

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