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Setting up your email clients with Google Apps

You can read your messages from Gmail in other mail clients, like Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail, using IMAP. When you use IMAP, you can read your Gmail messages on multiple devices, and messages are synced in real time.

Step 1: Setup IMAP on Google

  • On your computer, open Gmail.
  • In the top right, click Settings .
  • Click Settings Cog (top right hand corner)
  • Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  • In the “IMAP Access” section, select Enable IMAP.
  • Click Save Changes.

Step 2: Setup IMAP on email client

Use the table below to update your client with the correct information. For help updating your settings, search your email client’s Help Center for instructions on setting up IMAP.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server
imap.gmail.com
Requires SSL: Yes
Port: 993

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
smtp.gmail.com
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication: Yes
Port for SSL: 465
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

Full Name or Display Name
Your name

Account Name, Username, or Email address
Your full email address

Password
Your password

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