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Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook 2007

Everybody loves Gmail, but some people use a desktop client, especially in corporate environments where Outlook is king. Adding your Gmail account to Outlook 2007 couldn’t be easier.

First we need to make sure your gmail account is set up to enable POP (Post Office Protocol).  In Gmail just go to mail settings and choose the Forwarding and POP tab. Click on one of the options to enable POP.

  

Update: Note the drop-down that says what to do when mail is accessed with POP3. Please do NOT change this to “Delete”.

Now open up Outlook 2007 and go to Tools \ Account Settings…

Under Account Settings choose the E-mail tab and click on New…

 

Enter in all of your gmail account information **make sure there is no check next to Manually configure server…**  You do not have to go through these extra steps.  Just click on Next.

 After Outlook has successfully configured the e-mail server settings you can go ahead and click Finish. 

 Go back to your inbox and hit send/receive and you are done!

If this doesn’t work

If you are having problems with the automatic setup, you’ll need to choose the “Manually Configure Server” option, and then fill in your details as follows:

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Here are the important settings:

  • Email Address: Your full gmail address
  • Incoming Mail Server: pop.gmail.com
  • Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.gmail.com (Note: If you have problems with sending email you may have to check with your internet provider, as they often require you to send email through their system.
  • User Name: Your full gmail email address

Now you’ll need to click on the More Settings… button, and check the box on the Outgoing Server tab for “My outgoing server requires authentication”

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Now switch to the Advanced tab, and check the box that says “This server requires an encrypted connection”, then change the fields to match these values:

  • Incoming Server: 995
  • Check the box for “This server requires an encrypted connection”
  • Outgoing Server (SMTP): 587
  • Change the type of encrypted connection to Auto, or use TLS if you have problems.

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Close the dialogs and go through the rest of the wizard and everything should be working.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 05/15/07

Comments (278)

  1. alienontherun

    Hi,

    I’ve been trying for days to make my email account to work with Outlook 2007 to no avail.

    I’ve followed the whole procedure to set up Outlook 2007 to download my messages from Googlemail rigorously and nothing. There is no way that can I receive or send my messages via Outlook.

    These are the error messages I get:

    x@6tYX@61aND)

  2. alienontherun

    Hi,

    I’ve been trying for days to make my email account to work with Outlook 2007 to no avail.

    I’ve followed the whole procedure to set up Outlook 2007 to download my messages from Googlemail rigorously and nothing. There is no way that can I receive or send my messages via Outlook.

    I always get an error message saying to verify my user name and password. And both have been correctly entered.

    I no longer know what to do.

    Any help?

    Best,

    Emilio

  3. Ricardo

    Thanks for the tutorial… it was simple and very clear.

  4. Lyononline

    It has never been so easy – Thank you!

  5. Ehab

    Thank you for your effort

  6. Varun

    Is there a way to add gmail’s archive functionality to Outlook–that is, as new items come into the inbox, can i push a button to send them to an archive? I like to keep my inbox clear of clutter; as it stands right now Outlook is storing all 800 of my emails in the inbox whereas on gmail.com, there are only the three messages that I want to be there. If I created an archive folder locally would this be reflected online?

  7. Mike

    Worked Great!
    Microsoft made something simple?
    ha-ha

  8. Michelle

    This didn’t work for me!
    Outlook cannot connect to the server.

    I followed the directions verbatim.

    Please help!
    Thanks

  9. Sima

    Hey,

    Thanks the directions were simple and great. But after i finished and got connected and everything, my gmail acount is not showing up in the email section on the left? any ideas?

  10. jamie b

    top draw information, ta muchly, works a treat!!!

  11. Jennifer

    Hi,
    I did everything you suggested for both Gmail and Outlook. However, in Outlook when I pushed the send/receive button, I got an error message that said 2 of the 4 items downloaded correctly. I got 2 errors that said:

    Task ‘RSS Feeds’ reported error (0x8004010F) : ‘The operation failed. An object cannot be found.’
    Task ‘RSS Feeds’ reported error (0x8004010F) : ‘The operation failed. An object cannot be found.’

    The error message directed me to go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=68929 but nothing helped. I re-did the process but was still unable to get my pop mail to work.

    Any suggestions? I am at my wits end, I don’t know what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks.

  12. moulay

    i tried your way ….. nothing faild to connect …

    i tried the POP3 server and change the SMTP setting and ports … nothing .

    i have outlook 2007 with an exchange server with my company email, i added hotmail with no problem.
    gmail does’t want to work !!

    does Gmail work with Outlook 2007 or not !!

    thnX guys.

  13. Cam

    I kept getting prompted for my username and password as well, and I followed instructions tp a “T” from MS, How-to-Geek etc… It finally worked for me when I went to gmail’s common errors, and it was some stupid thing called captcha. Unlock this captch and you should be good to go.

    https://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

    Cam, Calgary

  14. The Geek

    I’ve updated the article to better explain what to do when things aren’t working. It seems like a lot of ISPs block the different ports so auto-detection doesn’t work for some people.

  15. Ahmed IG

    well thats cool man, then this way it works ;)
    Thanks…

  16. Krish

    Thank You. I knew i was missing some steps before. this really helped me.

  17. Donvalley

    Thanks Mate Worked Perfectly

  18. Chad

    is there a way to do this with a yahoo! account? can i forward a gmail and yahoo account to outlook?

  19. Ahmed IG

    Yahoo doesnt allow that, you have to pay actually.
    But I have a @yahoo.co.uk account and its working fine.

  20. GD

    I did everything you suggested for both Gmail and Outlook. However, in Outlook when I pushed the send/receive button, I got an error message that said 2 of the 4 items downloaded correctly and every few secconds I get a message saying to verify my user name and password. And both have been correctly entered.

  21. Raza

    THANXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX… love u love u love love u….. thanx alot…
    i was brain storming since last 4 hours and then i found this page and i made it work.. thanx alot..

  22. Kamal

    Thanks a lot my friend !

    It clicked instantly !

  23. sunil sethi

    thanks, it worked.

  24. Julie

    Thanks alot. Its the most accurate info that I’ve read about configuring outlook for gmail.

  25. argee

    simple as typing ‘GREAT IT WORKS!”

    thanks for the tutorial.

  26. kevin

    hi

    i’ve been following gmails (2003) and your instructions very carefully. Every time i click ‘send and recieve it wants me to enter my username and password. i have been doing that but it comes back up again and again.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you,
    Kevin

  27. Ahmed IG

    Make sure that you are entered your username as uesername@gmail.com and not just username

  28. Lu

    Hi, I added a gamil account with out any problem. However when I send the mail does NOT show up in the Sent Item box.
    Using Outlook 2007 and Exchange 2003, Gmail acct is default. Email is sent and is in the GMail site but not stored in Outlook Sent Items. Any tips greatly appreciated.

  29. paul baier

    I used these instructions successfully. They were clear, easy to follow, and easier than google’s help. Thank you.

    Paul
    Boston, MA

  30. biggest fan of geek

    hi,
    kindly help
    i’ve tried the whole procedure but I always get an error message saying to verify my user name and password. And both have been correctly entered.

    help please,

  31. Russell

    Great!

    My issue with sending from through GMail is solved thanks to the port 587 reference here. I can’t believe this port was mislabeled(or I missed it) in so many other locations. I just wish I would have found you first! My new favorite bookmark. :)

    Thanks,
    Russell
    Patterson, GA

  32. Alex

    Outlook cannot start because a data file to send and receive email cannot be found. To add a data file, such as a personal folder file, double-click the Mail icon in Windows Control Panel.

    I clicked it and have no idea what to do from there. Any suggestions?
    Thanks

  33. Neekesh Joshi

    Hey Team,

    I have been trying to setup the Gmail account for my Outlook 2007. I have followed all the step.(POP3)

    However my mails are not downlading in to my Inbox.

    Initially I used to receive mails and cannot send mails from Outlook.

    Can you please help me solve this problem permanently.

    Thanks,
    Neekesh

  34. Scott Anderson

    it worked for me

  35. krod

    Hey great instructions thank you.

  36. Nitin Sawant

    Thanks a lot. It worked for me!!!

  37. Scott

    Installed, migrated my Act! database and used Outlook 2007 w/ BCM for several days.
    Then received the error message “Outlook cannot start because a data file to send and receive email cannot be found. To add a data file, such as a personal folder file, double-click the Mail icon in Windows Control Panel.”

    The .pst and .ost data files are in the indicated directory and show no signs of corruption.

    What would I look for next?

  38. Mike

    this site help a lot thanks!

  39. Larry

    Fantastic tutorial! Is there a way to add a free yahoo account to Outlook 2007?

  40. Kim

    Hey Thanks heaps! i had no idea i would have to turn the pop on! was so confused why it wouldnt work!

  41. mysticgeek

    Your quite welcome!

  42. Chelsea

    I just installed Office 2007 and when I first opened Outlook it a window popped up asking me to log onto this very old email I had with Outlook 2003 years ago. If I cancel out of this box, Outlook simply closes, but if I try to reinstall the same issue comes up over and over. It asks for my “Microsoft Exchange server” and then my “mailbox”. I tried using my gmail instead, but I can’t make it work. Any suggestions?

  43. mysticgeek

    Chelea

    You need to remove all instances of Outlook 2003 before installation of 2007 … Your emails will not be lost. Just uninstall 2003 completely …. then throw 2007 on there. :-)

  44. Penny

    Hi, I have the same problem as Chelsea’s above with Outlook stating ‘Cannot open your default e-mail folders. the file c:\users\….\appdata\loca\microsfoft\outlook\outlook.ost is not an offline folder file . Howver this is a new laptop with XP and I have just installed my purchased copy of Outlook 07… Why is this occuring? I was successful when following your instructions on how to add my gmail account to Outlook. Thanks….

  45. mysticgeek

    Penny,

    Office 2007 has a feature which will run diagnostics on the installation.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/detect-and-repair-applications-in-microsoft-office-2007/

    Also …. have you downloaded all the updates?
    http://blogs.howtogeek.com/mysticgeek/2007/09/04/dont-forget-to-update-office-2007/

    I would start with those steps. If you still are having problems you may want to make sure and uninstall all instances of 2003 and re install 2007

  46. Penny

    Thanks for your quick response! In the end I had to delete Microsft Exchange from Outlook and created a new folder for GMail under data files…
    I love the website you’ve created, it’s extremely helpful and just by browsing through other forums I have picked up some extra tips along the way.

    Thanks again!

  47. Leewang

    hay help me am haveing tought time, am stupid enough even if you have explained all there am still having trouble.

    I use gamail account : silvermoonsilver@gmail.com
    I am using local ISP( ADSL): TOTonline.net

    how do I set up outlook account by using above email and ISP
    please help

  48. Becca

    I tried multiple sites to get gmail to work in outlook 2007, including Microsoft’s site, and yours was the only one that worked! Thanks so much.

  49. Brandi

    I have tried everything in the tutorial but I still can’t get it to work…All my info in correct including ports, I have tried imap and pop it still won’t connect. I had no trouble with 2003….What am I doing wrong or missing?

    Brandi

  50. Frank Bonge

    Yah! The Info you provided worked out thank you

  51. Corey

    I did this exactly… I have office 2007 ultimate that i purchased through the Ultimate Steal program. when i click Inbox under my personal folders. i get an error message. The message interface has returned an unknown error. If the problem persists, restart outlook.
    and then in the inbox field where mail usualy pops up it says cannot display information. If i create another pst file I can have my gmail account under its own set of folders. But i wish to read my email from the default inbox personal folder like i always have before with outlook 2003. I messed around with IMAP and POP3 and even with another email provider to troubleshoot this problem but i always get the same error. It does however let me read junk email out of my personal folder. I have mcafee installed and thought that may be somewhat the problem? please any help!!??

  52. Jamie

    This tutorial was great. I actually just switched to Gmail because I tried to set up Outlook to receive Yahoo mail and found out that I could only use Outlook with Yahoo Mail Plus. Thanks for this. It was super easy!! :-)

  53. mysticgeek

    Thanks Jamie! Glad you switched to Gmail!

    It was interesting to see that Yahoo turned down M$ offer….

  54. Stephen

    I followed all the steps and all the settings and everytime I send/recieve it prompts me for the network password within like 1 second of hitting the botton. Please how do I fix this issue.

  55. Stephen

    Email me with the results of this fix please

  56. daniel

    Hello friends,

    I saw the instruction, and stept by step I did it. Finally after years ;)

  57. Ganesh

    Great work maddy!!!

    that was easy…

    thanks

  58. corey

    well is anyone planning to help me out with the question i wrote earlier?????

  59. cjb

    This was just a little TOO easy. I can’t believe it. You’d think GOOGLE could have told us how to do it, but they stop at v2003.

    Strange… thanks!

  60. mysticgeek

    @ cjb … This is just another example of why we are here! Thank you for the comment!

  61. Stephen

    Thank you very much it worked great, so how many emails am I going to get now?

  62. Abdulazeez

    It worked like magic. Thank u guys

  63. Leewang

    I till have the same problem like before and still trying it hard hahahah….. hmmm may be one day it might work

  64. ntkanit

    Thank you for food info. :)

  65. Pam

    Awesomeness. Thanks SO MUCH you guyz!

  66. Tania

    Thank you so very much. My ISP Wildblue changed to g-mail and I could no longer use Outlook 2007 even though I was able to make the Outlook 2000 work. Wildblue is currently in total chaos and incapable of help. So your advise was a Godsend.
    Tania

  67. mysticgeek

    @ Tania … I also live in a rural area where Wild Blue is sometimes the only option for people. I have not been too impressed with their service at all. Glad we could help you out though!

  68. Ren

    For you that are stilling problem you may need to chage the outgoing port to 465

  69. Peter

    Thanks for the good info. Easy to follow instructions that do work, you only need to read them correctly.

  70. jonathan

    thanks, you have solved my problem.
    nice of you.

  71. Naser

    THX 3BS :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  72. 3bs

    u r more than welcome :P

  73. Jay M. Pandya

    thanks

  74. Rana

    Hi, gmail is blocked in our office. will it be possible to access gmail through Outlook ? if so kindly help me guys..
    Thanks in Advance

  75. Manoj

    Thank you very much

  76. Foxwins

    Thanks you so much. It works perfectly!

  77. steve zheng

    Awsome, thanks, it wokred for me, was in the dark did not relise you need to change the setting under Gmail as well, first class cheers

  78. Nikita

    Awesome! This was as easy as 1-2-3.

  79. Fahim Khan

    Thanks!! this helped me.

    Fahim

  80. Tejas

    Does Gmail IMAP works with outlook 2007 when I have my company email (exchange account) set up?

    I tried a lot….. no good news.

  81. Tejas

    I think imap works in direct internet connection, however it fails in proxy.

    any idea how to use it in proxy network?

  82. Dave

    I have been trying for hours maybe days to get the following scenario to work and I have failed miserable. I am trying to get Windows Vista & Outlook 2007 to work with my Gmail account. I follow the directions to a T on the gmail website for Server and client and to no avail. It says it cannot connect to the pop.gmail.com.

    AhhhhhhhH!

    Anyone have any ideas for me?

    Thanks

  83. pc fool

    Hi,
    Thanks for the advice, worked at perfectly.

    Nice and easy to follow.
    shame our IT department in work haven’t found this site :-)

  84. Ron

    Works perfect in Outlook 2007. Thanks for the help!

  85. Daptin

    Hi friends… I usually post in forums when I am stumped and need a solution. In this case, I just want to add my two cents. I was trying like most of you to add GMAIL to my OUTLOOK 2007. I could receive emails but could not send. I would suggest you try this: first of all, in the USER name box type your FULL email address. Then under the ADVANCED tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP)to 587. I can see you shrug… you’ve seen that advice already… HOWEVER, you may have skipped a very important detail! Don’t forget to check BOTH BOXES “this server requires an encrypted connection”. Enjoy, Chris in the Republic of Panama.

  86. Ky-Mani

    I have followed your instructions to the T, when i test the account settings it logs into the incoming mail server fine. When it tries to send a test email message it times out. Any suggestions??

  87. Ky-Mani

    Matter of fact it displays this error:

    Send test e-mail message: The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).

    I used the following settings for my configuration Pop3 = 995 and Smtp = 465

  88. Daptin

    Hi Ky-Mani,

    Have you read my post? I would suggest you try this: first of all, in the USER name box type your FULL email address. Then under the ADVANCED tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP)to 587. I can see you shrug… you’ve seen that advice already… HOWEVER, you may have skipped a very important detail! Don’t forget to check BOTH BOXES “this server requires an encrypted connection”. Also, why are you using SMTP = 465 instead of 587?

    Good luck!

  89. Steven

    Thank you so much for your help!! :)

    4 days trying until I founded your tutorial

    Thanks from Chile

  90. Vijay

    Great ! its working thanks a lot

  91. umar shariff

    Working Nice! Thanks

  92. Vader

    Hey there, thanks mate, i followed googles way and i could only receive mail and not send. so i deleted the account and followed ur tutorial and working fine now

    thanks a lot bud

    Vader

  93. Ky-Mani

    Hello,

    After using the above configuration i can receive but i cant send and emails from outlook. Any suggestions. I am using windows xp, office 2003.

  94. Daptin

    Hello again Ky-Mani… Maybe you could be a little more precise. What do you call the above configuration? Have you tried the steps I suggested to YOU? I had suggested to try this: first of all, in the USER name box type your FULL email address. Then under the ADVANCED tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP)to 587. Don’t forget to check BOTH BOXES “this server requires an encrypted connection”. Also, why are you using SMTP = 465 instead of 587? Please try 465, then keep us posted. Thank you! Chris, in the Republic of Panama.

  95. Daptin

    OK Ky-Mani, that was a typo… Please use SMTP=587. Good luck!

  96. Root

    This was great, thank you for your help.

  97. Kameron

    Thanks for the tips. It really helped me out.

    Kameron

  98. Jackie

    This site is very useful, but I am still having trouble. I am trying to configure my Outlook 2007 to send and receive emails for my Gmail account. I have tried various combinations and am able to get a test message through, but still am getting the error on the incoming mail server “Log onto incoming mail server (IMAP): The connection to the server failed.”
    Just in case it is relevant… I successfully have my Gmail syching via IMAP with my iphone.

  99. Daptin

    Hi Jackie, yes this site is very useful… However, I had followed all the steps and I was stuck… After some additional experimentation, I managed to successfully use GMAIL with Outlook 2007. It can work… you may only be a very small detail away… You may want to go back from scratch and take every little step one by one again. Just out of curiosity, have you tried this: in the USER name box type your FULL email address. Then under the ADVANCED tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP)to 587. Don’t forget to check BOTH BOXES “this server requires an encrypted connection”. I am not trying to steal the fire from the wonderful soul who started this post (without him, I would not achieved anything) but what I am trying to convey is that I was one stupid little detail away from success… In my case, I had originally checked only one of the two boxes! Maybe Ky-Mani is in the same situation, but I’ll probably never know…Take care, Chris in Panama.

  100. Koncsag

    Thanks! It was useful… thanks :)

  101. Gi-Yeong

    Thank you!!

  102. Sen

    THX MEN!!!! YOU ROCK MY SOCKS

  103. Jackie

    Thanks Daptin. I started from sctach again and have followed all of the instructions and double checked each of the things that you have mentioned. After about 2 hours of trying and double checking, etc… I am getting two errors – the logon to incoming mail server (POP3) and test send outgoing message both failed. I had gerry-rigged it the other day to at least be able to send but not receive – now nothing.
    Thanks – Jackie

  104. Daptin

    Hi Jackie, sorry I couldn’t be more helpful… I am not even a techie, but after trying and trying I found a trick that worked for me. I was so close to success but I was bumping my head like a bee on a window, until I tried it. One thing is for sure, this is perfectly doable. However you might have some program in your computer which clashes with Outlook. Keep trying what I did: trial and error. Hopefully some of the real experts in this forum can give you a hand. Best, Chris

  105. CRYSTAL WILSON

    This is amazing. I am not tech savvy at all but this works. Thank you!

  106. Madhu

    I got an error message stating “Task pop.secureserver.net Sending reported error (0X800CCC92) : Your e-mail server rejected your login. Verify your user name and password in your account properties.” although the username and password were correct.
    Please help…

  107. san

    I have configured my gmail to outlook 2007.Everything working fine but i am getting same mail twice to my outlook.plz suggest me.

  108. Ray Quinatnilla

    Followed the instructions and was able to get my email on outlook. Thanks

  109. jem

    You have to click send/receive button to update changes for your outlook mail.

  110. Jackie

    For those of you who have followed these instructions over and over to no avail… I spent hours trying to configure my outlook to synch with Gmail – it worked on my home computer but not my work computer. Ends up that we called the ISP (internet service provider) and their default configuration was set to favor their own email program. Once they made some changes, these directions worked great.

  111. Narin Nandivada

    Dear Friend,

    Thank you for the help.. I tried the Automatic configuration procedure… It worked perfectly…

    Good luck.

  112. Youarn Bell

    Thank you for your help. It worked perfectly.

  113. SM Hosseini

    I always get an error message saying to verify my user name and password. And both have been correctly entered.why it happen?what should i do?

  114. Jaideep

    Hey! Good job mate… Everyting worked perfectly

  115. Amy D.

    Hi, everyone:

    I just set up my Outlook 2007 to send/receive through my gmail address. It seemed to work fine at first as all my previous messages in gmail showed up in Outlook. However, I noticed today that I have new gmail messages that did not show up in Outlook. What gives?

    Seems pointless to have Outlook if I have to log on to gmail anyways.

    Thanks for the help and sorry if this was discussed before.

  116. Amy D.

    Nevermind; I’m simple.

    Outlook is downloading the new messages, but was putting them in Spam or Junk mail. I just need to change the message settings.

    Sorry.

  117. Puja

    Can someone help me here… I can send emails from my outlook but cant receive any… all the emails I am sending to my gmail account are getting stored in my gmail inbox and are not getting downloaded in my outlook…

  118. Scott

    CAREFUL!
    The moment you click finish, this will start downloading your gmail to Outlook, and REMOVE MAIL FROM SERVER. The point (one of them) of gmail is to not have to delete mail. Better to connect with IMAP.
    And if you used this POP3 method and removed your mail from the server, then delete the account and connect with IMAP and drag and drop the mail back to Gmail.

  119. mama-panda

    it didnt work with my outlook… ooooh desperado me…. T_T

    i always get this messages everytime i tried to connect to gmail:
    - Log onto incoming mail server (POP3): Cannot find the e-mail server. Verify the server information in your account properties.
    - Send test e-mail message: Cannot find the e-mail server. Verify the server information in your account properties.

    help me please…

    Thanks before guys….

  120. cmg

    Awesome finally an expert,,, I get it!!!!! Your are the man buddy

  121. Rajmohan

    Thank you for your help.

  122. techy

    Great Info. very easy to follow and configure.

  123. Sanjay G

    Hi, Works perfect.. Good…
    Nice explination
    ONC

  124. Ankush

    thanks this site rocks… this is of great help

  125. Shivraj

    Thank u very very much its working perfectly

  126. ak

    Great working perfect

  127. Adam

    I followed the instructions exactly — both the automatic and “If This Doesn’t Work” approaches — and was still asked to verify username and password like several others here.

    Then I read Cam from Calgary’s note about unlocking the CAPTCHA, followed her link, typed what I saw, submitted, and went back to square one. Worked perfectly on the first try. I’m suggesting that unlocking the CAPTCHA be covered in the article proper. Thanks to all!

  128. Tim

    How come I have to hit the send receive button everytime I need to see my e-mail?
    I thought that once I set up the account the email I receive would load automatically.
    I am I missing a step to the process or do I just have to go to the send receive button everytime?

  129. SK

    I don’t know about that, but you should use IMAP, not Pop3
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/use-gmail-imap-in-microsoft-outlook-2007/

    With Pop3 (set up automatically as per this article) emails will be downloaded from Gmail to Outlook, then (by default unless you change) deleted from Gmail.

    With IMAP, Any computer connected will Mirror the folder (Tags) structure in Gmail. Much better arrangement.

  130. benny

    Hi,
    I added gmail successfully to my outlook. But now it’s downloading tons of old mail into the inbox that’s taking forever. How can I stop it from downloading all the old mail?
    Benny

  131. dheysey

    This has been very helpful to me coz its very easy to follow! Good job and keep it up!!!

  132. Rene

    Thanks. U really helped me figure it out, all the other sites offered now help just tips, you walked me through it and it worked thanks so much!

  133. Ritu

    Thanks a lot for this. It helped me.

  134. Manohar

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot. This article is crystal clear and user friendly.

    This is amazing, its working with my outlook.

    Thanks a million.

    Manohar

  135. joby joseph

    Thanks for great help

  136. Raju Dhadhal

    Hi,,,

    This is amazing, its working with my outlook.

    Thanks for help

    -Raju Dhadhal

  137. dkdkd

    it works, gr8 , thanks

  138. Angela

    Thank you SO much for this! Worked like a charm!

  139. Navin Bhutada

    Thanks for that unlock link. That did the trick.

  140. Sharad Avasthi

    Just WONDERFUL support. It’s a great help & many thanks for same.

  141. Anthonize

    Works fro me

  142. TN

    Thanks! This worked perfectly!

  143. Emmanuel

    hello should I do the same procedure if I am going to add new email add from gmail itself?

    thanks and looking forward on your advise

  144. shaneef

    It works. Thank you. But gmail is not comming in seperate folder like how this hotmail comes. You have any idea about that

  145. Daptin

    Hi friends… I usually post in forums when I am stumped and need a solution. In this case, I just want to add my two cents. I was trying like most of you to add GMAIL to my OUTLOOK 2007. I could receive emails but could not send. I would suggest you try this: first of all, in the USER name box type your FULL email address. Then under the ADVANCED tab, change the Outgoing server (SMTP)to 587. I can see you shrug… you’ve seen that advice already… HOWEVER, you may have skipped a very important detail! Don’t forget to check BOTH BOXES “this server requires an encrypted connection”. Enjoy, Chris in the Republic of Panama. (I posted this a year ago, but it’s still good…)

  146. Shelby

    Up and running 1st try. Awesome Directs. Thanks!

  147. Sean

    Thanks!

    only needed some setings

    works fine

  148. Mohd Abdul Razzak

    Hi the above steps are really helpful, i have not come across any problems and the outlook works absolutely wonderful with gmail.

  149. Anurag Jain

    Thanks

  150. Rashmi kanuppa

    Thank you friend..
    The above mentioned steps were so helpfull.

  151. siddharth

    I’ve been trying for days to make my email account to work with Outlook 2007 to no avail.

    I’ve followed the whole procedure to set up Outlook 2007 to download my messages from Googlemail rigorously and nothing. There is no way that can I receive or send my messages via Outlook.

    I always get an error message saying to verify my user name and password. And both have been correctly entered.

    I no longer know what to do.

    Any help?
    and the message apears when i try to send recive is as follows

    Task ‘ssiddharthareddy@gmail.com – Receiving’ reported error (0×80040900) : ‘The server name you entered cannot be found on the network (it might be down temporarily). Verify that you are online and that the server name is correct.’

  152. Dochu

    Great… Works amazing….

    Also it would be good to mention about whether the copy of the mail need to retain on the server or not…. I figured that out since i had a very bad experience in the past..

    Cheers …. it works amazing for me…

  153. Peg Hooley

    I had g.mail set up in Outlook Express and loved it. I got a bad virus and lost everything on my computer. Now that I am back on line (with Norton installed) I can only get gmail in IGoogle, which I don’t like. How can I get my old account set back with Outlook Express along with all my old information like address book and saved emails?

  154. Chianne

    Hi,
    I have managed to setup my Gmail in Outlook 2007 and i’m using Vista.

    Sometimes it’ll say downloading -of- but not all emails come into my inbox but they’ll be deleted out og my inbox on gmail.com

    Please let me know how i can solve this problem

  155. Vijay Kumar B

    Thanks for very useful information

  156. Matthew Davis

    Note if you are in a corporate environment trying to integrate Gmail to outlook that has Exchange setup in it. You may need to add some entries to your host file in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc folder
    209.85.133.109 imap.gmail.com
    209.85.133.109 smtp.gmail.com

    then add this ip to your routing table using the route add call from a command prompt.

  157. Danny

    you have no idea how many websites i tried and none of them worked except for this one. thank you very much

  158. Jibran Nazir

    I’m getting wordless after getting your help. THa….n…..k..???? Really I have no words to say THANKS. How I have to say, I will find out and write to you. Once more THa….n…..k..???? for your help.

  159. B

    Hi! Thanks A TON! :-) Love it! Now I can get my emails without using the internet!

  160. Dan

    I’m using MS Office on 2 computers. I configured it to leave a copy in Gmail and it does but only one MS Office 2007 program will get it, it can be either computer depending which one is first running MS Office 2007. I’ve tried doing the imap thing but then no email at all transferred. ???

  161. Joshua Carlin

    Thanks so much for this, worked a charm.

  162. Rishi

    thanks a lot

    it works in 1 try

  163. masud

    I am using the Outlook, ent & Receiving are ok, but mail not sent
    pls replay to me

  164. Michael

    Thanks it was very easy…

  165. nirbhay

    Hi,

    I’ve been trying for days to make my email account to work with Outlook 2007 to no avail.

    I’ve followed the whole procedure to step by step configure your Gmail account on Microsoft Outlook 2007 .

  166. Woody

    Strongly suggest using IMAP over POP3, esp for Dan as I think it will solve your problem.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/microsoft-office/use-gmail-imap-in-microsoft-outlook-2007/

  167. tomer

    you are the best i couldnt believe it is so easy
    thanks

  168. ainur

    Dear Sir / madam,

    Good Morning,

    I got the problem during convert gmail to outlook 2007, I already configure follow with step and procedure but, still fails. announcement is unencrypted. Plase help me. any advice?????

    Many Thanks,
    Ainur

  169. Sunny

    Thanks man! Worked. Geniusss!

  170. srinu

    hi

    i configared gmail in outlook but i didn’t get my old mails

    Plese help me i am wating for your giveing suggestions

    my mail id deekondasrinu (AT) gmail.com

    srinu

  171. Hannelie

    What is the settings in Outlook 2007 to get access to my gmail incoming mail and outgoing mail.

  172. samson

    gmail has the pop3 as mail.gmail.com & smtp as smtp.gmail.com

  173. Andres

    Thanks man!! This is a great tutorial, nice job!!

  174. Pravin

    but ther use a proxs seting. it is posible to configer Gmail on Office 2007.

    Please Sugest me…!

  175. asish

    please hepl me to set uo outlook express 2007 with multiple email accounts

  176. riddles

    Great instructions. Worked a treat! Thanks Mate!

  177. Kim

    Thank you! You’re instructions helped alot!

  178. nids

    Thanx a Tonne
    for the process to configure the outlook for gmail
    i am deeply grateful to you for ur guidance

  179. Ken

    Hello,

    I recently installed Microsoft Office 2007. I wanted to use Outlook 2007 and all emails tranferred over. However, none of folder tranferred over from gmail. All email loaded in my Outlook inbox, and nothing was filed like it is in gmail. What a nightmare trying to re-sort and file.

    Any ideas how to make gmail file folders tranfer and file emails correctly in OUtlook?

  180. Mark

    I printed out gmail’s 4-page instructions on ‘how-to’ set up my gmail account (with gmail’s recommended IMAP for account type … not POP3) with Outlook 2007. Outlook & gmail BOTH indicated that I did it correctly, and I am NOT getting any error messages. I can clearly hear the familiar incoming-message ‘chime’ tone, announcing that I am receiving all my new (test) e-mails … but nothing ever shows up in my inbox?! HELP??!! (I would PREFER to stay with the IMAP Account Type because gmail recommends it over POP3 … but if going the POP3 route is the ONLY way to get my Outlook e-mail working properly, I will switch) Thanks for your help! Mark

  181. Mark

    This is just a follow-up to my earlier question concerning ‘nothing showing up in my Outlook inbox, despite clearly hearing the in-coming ‘chime’ ?! I have attempted to ‘login/signup’ with your site, and you sent me my new Password to my gmail/Outlook inbox. I clearly heard your incoming ‘chime’ alert, but still nothing in my inbox. I also signed up for your Newsletter, and clearly heard your e-mailed confirmation ‘chime’ alert … but again, nothing in my inbox.

  182. Ayman

    Working Great and Thank you so match.

  183. Andrija

    Work nice, thank you

  184. javed

    thx a lot it was really help full love you thank you once again

  185. shalakakelkar

    hey… it worked for me…. thanx…..

  186. tony

    Is there any way for me to have both emails open on MIcrosoft Outlook so I do not have to log in and out to check the emails? I want to be able to see the profile and then below it the Inbox and then the next profile and Inbox

  187. Naresh Rana

    Hi, It easy and great…… THANKS SO MUCH….

  188. Justin Gibson

    Hi,

    These instructions were so clear and so simple I was able to set up my account in no time flat. Thank you so much.

  189. Sitorus

    Thanks a lot.
    it was easy and really helpful.
    Once again, Thank you so much.

  190. Kash

    Hi Guys,

    I had to install a VPN ’cause I am in a restricted area… without VPN Outlook 2007 works perfectly with Gmail, but as soon as the VPN is turned on, Outlook considers I am disconnected…

    I was told I should fins a way to get Outlook to get through the same proxy as I.E. But I don’t find the setting options…

    Any one has the same problem oer even better: the solution?

    Cheers

  191. satyavir singh

    this service is so good . we can connect any where .it’s good for us.

  192. Ankit Srivastava

    hi, i am getting some errors,will u pl help me.i m getting these kinds of errors.
    Task ‘RSS Feeds’ reported error (0×8004010F) : ‘The operation failed. An object cannot be found.’
    Task ‘RSS Feeds’ reported error (0×8004010F) : ‘The operation failed. An object cannot be found.’

  193. Ashok

    this settings all not work with me , i change ssl,tls,auto but no luck every thing refuse.. i don’t know what’s the problem , any one help me…

  194. Haim

    Great article its help me so much

    Thanks

  195. Haim

    lol
    i need the link

  196. Jerri Burket

    For a dummy at the computer, this was just perfect. He made it so easy to understand and the illustrations were fantastic. Thank you so much.

    Reminds when I first in the Bible how to become a Christian. In the Book of Romans it was made so easy, even a child can understand. John 3:16 God is so good to help us know Him.

  197. HT

    Hello,
    I did the same steps but it didnt work. I always get the error Server name not found. I have proxy on my work network.

    Can anyone help me to solve this issue, it is very important for me

    Thanks in Advance.

  198. KG

    Thank you for your hard work. You said you’ve updated the link, but you did not attach the link. I have no idea where your update is. Thx.

  199. Kailash

    Thanx a Tonne
    for the process to configure the outlook for gmail
    i am deeply grateful to you for ur guidance

  200. Yoav

    hi,

    I formatted my PC, and backed up all my mail folder. I want to add my Gmail account to Outlook 2007, but i dont want him to download all the mails in my incoming folder in Gmail (since i already backed up those mails that i had, and i intend to import them…).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

  201. manoj

    thankes for infooooooooooooooo

  202. sujasabdulrasheed

    thanxxxxxx man, that was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  203. Raymmmondo

    If I use gmail, and I choose to leave copies of each mail on their server, and I download them using POP mail into MS Outlook 2007, [how] can I have another computer using also using MS Outlook 2007 be able to download a copy, too?

    Thanks to Woody, for his answer (suggesting IMAP) to Dan, but that didn’t work for me, yet, either… what would the advanced settings be, so that I can set them manually?

    Thanks, again!

  204. Raymmmondo

    Oh I did the port #s (993 IMAP on incoming and 587 SMTP on outgoing) but forgot to do the type of encryption (SSL on in and TLS on out).

    Now it works!

  205. JM

    It worked! Thank you so much…

  206. Russell

    Mark,

    I get the chime in outlook 2007 as well. But no email actually comes in the inbox. Did you ever figure out what settings will fix this?

  207. Shajan

    thanks very much……
    very useful post…

  208. Ranvijay

    Thanks
    It was very useful for me.

    Ranvijay
    Patna
    India

  209. Saif

    Thanks for the tutorial… it was simple and very clear.

  210. Jen

    I have been trying off and on, for weeks, to set up my work email in Outlook 2007. Followed Outlook’s instructions as well as my company’s server instructions. Could receive mail but could not send. I finally did a Google search and found this forum. Even though your tutorial was directed at gmail accts, I decided to try your suggestion of changing the Outgoing Server (SMTP), under the Advanced Tab to 587 and “Eureka” everything worked! Thanks so much! I am adding your site to my favorites.

  211. Arnab Mitra

    Thanks for your configuration, i have successfuly create my ms office outlook 2007, its workin fine your suzition is very good & very esey to use.

  212. hemanth

    i am very mush thank full to your team

  213. Herkie

    hi,

    I formatted my PC, and backed up all my mail folder. I want to add my Gmail account to Outlook 2007, but i dont want him to download all the mails in my incoming folder in Gmail (since i already backed up those mails that i had, and i intend to import them…).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

  214. Samy

    Hi,
    I have a small problem is getting back my emails after the process. I was using an exchange server so all my outlook is in .OST files. I am now in a different location where I cannot acces the exchange server. What can I do. Is there a way I can convert my outlook 2010 ost files into outlook 2007 pst. Thanks for helping. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Samy

  215. Team Roster

    Maybe you should change the blog name title
    Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook 2007 – How-To Geek to something more specific for your content you make. I liked the the writing nevertheless.

  216. barath

    thanks

  217. manjunath rao n v

    how to configure outlook 2007 for 2 systems at a time same mail has to download in both the systems pls advice

    regards ‘
    manjunath rao n v

  218. AP

    Thanks! These instructions were simple to follow and worked flawlessly. It took less than five minutes to read the instructions, apply them, and then *presto* have my Gmail account pulling into Outlook. Thanks!

  219. nkpanchal

    it is good reading about configuration and i am deaf and dumb
    bye

  220. Brendan

    Hi,
    i have an an annoying problem. I have my gmail set up with my outlook. I continually recieve news headlines from msnbc.com which go straight into my unread mail folder. Can someone tell me how to block these or change gmail settings to stop recieving them.

    Thanks
    Brendan

  221. Krishna M Kharvi

    Its not working for.i traied so many time. Whatever procedure gone through the same but i didnt get.

  222. Sharad

    Thanks! This worked for me in the first instance.
    Great info!

  223. Ben

    when I want to add my hotmail to outlook 2007, I can not configure the log on to server. what should I do.

  224. Mak

    Same problem here last 4 days Outlook is not working with gmail..
    I get errors from outlook all the time..
    Any ideas why maybe?Im using it 2 years now and never had a problem.

  225. amila livera

    it works! thanks!

  226. Marty

    Mine still doesn’t work on Outlook 2007 or my iPad. Any help is appreciated.

  227. Gemma

    I just bought a brand new laptop and have tried to configure gmail in outlook 2007 but it isnt woring. I have followed the above guide and checked to see if the Microsoft Outlook KB2412171 update was interferring with it but it isnt even installed on my computer. Can gmail please provide up to date help with this?!

  228. Rakesh

    Thanks

  229. Amit Tiwari

    Thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dude
    Nice Elaboration
    I like this illustration.

  230. reji

    thanx fox. working gud.

  231. Alan

    Used Auto set up and set test email successful, when going to Outlook and hit send/recieve button – error message ” The Operation failed. An object could not be found”.

    Followed the manual set up instructions with the same outcome. Any suggestions. Thanks

  232. sanjay pratyush

    awesome.. it works

  233. Abraham

    Im trying to get my outlook work with gmail, prob is its asking for pop3 settings & stuff.

  234. Trevine

    Hi. I used to get my emails from two accounts through windows Outlook express but since I got a new computer my Gmail messages no longer comes in with the rest. Can you help?/
    Thanks,
    Trevine

  235. JK

    Hi,

    This article was really useful. Many of my time was saved upon visiting this article on how to retrieve my old emails. Kudos to the Moderator.

    Thanks,

    JK.

  236. bonicole

    Very easy to do. thanks for this amazing tuts!

  237. mohammad

    thank you

  238. Lindsey

    Incredibly helpful…thank you!!!

  239. ana

    Thank You!

  240. Salman

    Good Job keep Discovering.

  241. M.Bustami

    To all who is having the same massages asking for your username and password constantly…
    I DID IT THIS WAY.

    i can see two group of ppl here… the first group saying that article was help full to them and it works
    perfectly and the second group not happy so far.

    i was from the second group till today morning, the error massages keeps popping up asking me for my user name and password (which is definitely correct) and never connected to my gmail.

    there is a samll trick to do it.

    First after you’ve done from Google settings as shown above, you need to close your Microsoft Outlook, then you go to your “Control Panel” and search for the icon “Mail” there
    ****you will not have this icon if you don’t have Microsoft Outlook installed in your machine Correctly.

    After choosing “Mail” click on “New Account”. at this moment you will be having the same screen shot which is included in the article above, keep going through the steps mentioned and click finish.

    My problem was i cant reach this window through the Outlook itself, so i have to do it this way, specially once you need to “Manually configure service setting”

    Hope that helps.

  242. Chetan Pothula

    This really worked great

  243. farzane

    Hi,
    I did everything you suggested for both Gmail and Outlook. However, in Outlook when I pushed the send/receive button, I got an error message that said 4 of the 8 items downloaded correctly. I got 2 errors that said:
    “Task ‘almas@sazehpardazi.com – sending’ reported error (0x8007000E) : ‘Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.’
    “Task ‘almas@sazehpardazi.com – Receiving’ reported error (0x8007000E) : ‘Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.’
    “Task ‘sazehpardaziiran@gmail.com – sending’ reported error (0x8007000E) : ‘Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.’
    “Task ‘sazehpardaziiran@gmail.com – Receiving’ reported error (0x8007000E) : ‘Out of memory or system resources. Close some windows or programs and try again.’

    Any suggestions? I don’t know what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks.

  244. Ayesha

    I configured outlook 2007 for my old gmail account which has more than 3000 mails in the inbox. outlook tried downloading all the mails which i cancelled after 500 odd mails. Is there any way to selectively download mails into my newly configured outlook selectively from say some date in 2011 or 2010 or somthing like that.

  245. Shilpa

    can any one help me in knowing as to how i cud delete the emails from server, that i have in outlook?

  246. satyendra

    google is a it guru

  247. Ankit Saxena

    Thanks sir

  248. dimuthu

    this is great.thanks

  249. Madarapu Naveen

    thanks for information dude……

  250. Suhail Ansari

    thanks

    but how to import gmail contacts to outlook 2007

    please give me a answere…

  251. manish

    Its really great and working fine thank you

  252. Mani Prakash T

    It was a great help CAM . Thank You Very Much

  253. shuvo ghosh

    i am shuvo i want to access outlook mail

  254. Rekhuprasad

    Thanks This really worked great

  255. pradeep

    thanx..it really helped me

  256. satyan pallerla

    Thanks, For your help!!!

  257. Doonside

    I did this for a friend. Email successfully downloads to Outlook but when you test mail or send and receive you receive mail but can send and get and error message 0x800ccc78 please verify your account properties MUST issue and STARTTLS command

  258. Avik

    Thanx Buddy……

  259. Roopesha

    i have tried, but nothing works, it keeps giving me a password request.
    can u help sort this out

  260. Ali Arslan

    I recieved the following error when I tried to link my Outlook 2007 with my Gmail account.
    The instructions have been followed to the letter and I checked and rechecked everything just to be absolutely sure.

    I got the following error.

    Receiving’ reported error (0*80042108):’Outlook cannot connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server. If you continue to recieve this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provide.’

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  261. Guru

    Thank U i tried its working

  262. Atticus

    Thanks for the help. Outlook now up and running. Followed the steps as above.

  263. Amy

    Thank you! Worked like a charm the very first try! Saved my family from me becoming grouchy! LOL!

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  265. Ian

    I can access my gmail from the browser but not from outlook express. the setting are all correct and gmail POP is enabled. I did have trouble remebering my account password and finally reset my password. Has this created a problem like lock out from any program except the browser?

  266. 1boomer1

    Thanks for this useful information. I have been using Outlook for 12 years and don’t see how anyone lives without it. I just started using Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager and would like to add an email account to use just for Business Contacts. Using the steps outlined above, can I add a second email account and have that account automatically be used when sending emails to and from Business Contact Manager? I know that my corporate email account allows integration with Outlook 2007 because I have already set up another PC in our office for someone who did not previously use Outlook with his corporate email address. The difference, of course, is that he only has one email address on Outlook and I want to use two.

    Thanks for your help.

    Tom

  267. Chalana

    Hello there

    I was been in such disappointed on configure my outlook express …well it’s such a pleasure to inform you that i had configure the outlook express 2007 accurately. And this article is extraordinarily helpful to me make my life easier.

    Thank you for your kind help
    Chalana

  268. gaurav

    how i convert gmail into outlook express account

  269. gaurav

    how i convert gmail accout into outlook express account please help me and answered me quickly as soon as possible

  270. Sandra V

    Very helpful!!!

    Thanks so much!

  271. R Dewaker Koti

    Thankyou very much…. easy and cool….

  272. Raj

    I had success in downloading the Messages from Gmail but the Folders that i created in Gmail it seems they are not downloaded as per Folders all the Messages are in Inbox.How can auto configure that all the messages are downloaded in the same folder as are there in Gmail

  273. Marie

    This was extremely helpful! Love the step-by-step instruction. =)

  274. Syed Haider Raza

    Dear All,
    can some one guide me or give the configration for gmail without POP3. I need this please.

    Thanks

  275. Moqadas

    So appealing- sincere thank for step by step solution.

  276. Mohamed Gees

    Thanks alot, it works usefully

  277. rameez

    thnx for a suggestion…

  278. david

    thanks a lot
    its works very wel with in seconds

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