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How to configure Gmail With Microsoft outlook Express

Outlook express is the most popular e-mail client. It is inbuilt mail client on all window operating system. In this article we would configure Gmail with outlook.

Enable POP in Gmail

You can retrieve your Gmail messages with a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook or Netscape Mail. For this you need to enable POP in your gmail account.
To enable POP in Gmail:

  • Sign in to Gmail.
  • Click Settings

Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
enable gmail forward

  • Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  • Choose the action you would like Gmail to take after they are accessed with POP.

Configure your POP client* and click Save Changes

Set up Outlook Express to work with Gmail:

  • Open Outlook or Outlook Express.
  • Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts...
  • Click Add and then click Mail...

configure gmail with outlook

  • Enter your name in the Display name: field, and click Next.
  • Enter your full Gmail email address (username@gmail.com) in the Email address: field, and click Next.

Enter pop.gmail.com in the Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server: field. Enter smtp.gmail.com in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: field.

configure gmail with outlook

  • Click Next.
  • Enter your Gmail username (including '@gmail.com') in the Account name: field. Enter your Gmail password in the Password field:, and click Next

configure gmail with outlook

  • Click Finish.
  • Highlight pop.gmail.com under Account, and click Properties.

  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Fill in the following information:
  • Check the box next toThis server requires a secure connection (SSL) under Outgoing Mail (SMTP).
  • Enter 465 in the Outgoing mail (SMTP): field.
  • Under Outgoing Mail (SMTP), check the box next toThis server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  • Under Incoming mail (POP3), check the box next to This server requires a secure connection (SSL). The port will change to 995.

Return to the Servers tab, and check the box next to My server requires authentication.
Click OK.

Congratulations! You have done configuration to send and retrieve Gmail messages.

Most common Gmail Error message and solution

Repeatedly prompted for your username and password or 'invalid credentials' error.

Enable POP in Gmail. Clear the captcha. If you're a Google Apps user, visit
https://www.google.com/a/yourdomain.com/UnlockCaptcha.
Be sure to replace 'yourdomain.com' with your actual domain name.

Gmail Error Message

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'Gmail', Server: 'pop.gmail.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E.

On the Advanced tab of your POP client, set Incoming mail (POP3): to 995.

Gmail Error Message

The message could not be sent because the server rejected the sender's e-mail address. The sender's e-mail address was 'example@gmail.com'. Subject 'example', Account: 'pop.gmail.com', Server: 'smtp.gmail.com', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '530 5.5.1 Authentication Required f45sm8616pyh', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Server Error: 530, Error Number: 0x800CCC78.

On the Servers tab of your POP client, Enable My server requires authentication beneath Outgoing Mail Server.

Gmail Error Message

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'pop.gmail.com', Server: 'pop.gmail.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F.

On the Advanced tab of your POP client, enable This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) for the POP server.

Gmail Error Message

Your SMTP server has not responded in 60 seconds. Would you like to wait another 60 seconds for the server to respond? A time-out occurred while communicating with the server. Account: ' pop.gmail.com', Server: 'smtp.gmail.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 465, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC19.

On the Advanced tab of your POP client, enable This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) for the SMTP server.

Gmail Error Message

The host 'smpt.gmail.com' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'pop.gmail.com', Server: 'smpt.gmail.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 465, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D.

On the Servers tab, change smpt.gmail.com to smtp.gmail.com.

Gmail Error Message

An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'Gmail', Server: 'pop.gmail.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error Number: 0x800C0133.

In your POP client, click File > Folder > Compress All Folders.

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