Outlook - Configure my gmail account with outlook 2007

Asked By shefali joshi on 10-Dec-09 05:18 AM
Please provide me steps to configure my gmail/yahoo mail ids with outlook 2007.

Configuring gmail in outlook - Venkat K replied to shefali joshi on 10-Dec-09 05:57 AM

Start Outlook: from the main Outlook window, go to Tools -> Email Accounts.

selecting the Outlook email accounts for Gmail

On the Outlook popup window, select to "Add a new e-mail account" and click on Next.

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On the server type step, select POP3 for the Outlook email account type, then click on Next. There is no need to select the IMAP type, because the Gmail web based account will anyway keep a copy of all emails, just like an IMAP account would do.

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On the next screen, you will have to specify your Outlook Gmail settings, such as your Gmail username and password, Gmail server addresses, Gmail server ports and Outlook Gmail display name.

  • On the User Information section, enter your Name (it can be anything, but remember this is going to be the name/text that people will see when you will send them an email via your Outlook Gmail account) and your Gmail email address.
  • On the Server Information section, enter the Google Gmail servers:
    - Incoming mail server: pop.gmail.com
    - Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com. As an alternative, you may setup any other outgoing mail server that you have access to, such as your ISP's SMTP server or your own hosted outgoing server. However, if you setup a 3rd party outgoing mail server, you will not have access to sent emails via your web based Gmail account panel.
  • On the Logon Information section, enter your Gmail User Name (which is the same as your Gmail email address) and your Gmail password. Tick the box "Remember password" in order to make Outlook to store the Gmail password, so it will not ask you about it every time when Outlook will send/receive emails for the Gmail account.
  • Click on the "More Settings" button and go to the "Advanced" window tab.
    - On the "Incoming server (POP3)" field, enter 995 and mark the box "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)";
    - On the "Outgoing server (SMTP)" field, enter 465 and mark the box "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)".
    You can also change the server timeouts period: this defines the time interval for which Outlook will wait to establish a Gmail connection, before triggering a connection error. The slower your Internet connection is, the greater period you should put.
    The "Delivery" options are not important for an Outlook Gmail account: no matter what you would change here, Gmail will always keep a copy of each email on the Gmail server.

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    When you are done setting up your Outlook Gmail advanced settings, click on OK to return to the Outlook Gmail account window.

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    To verify your Outlook Gmail setup, click on the "Test Account Settings" button: this will make Outlook to attempt to login to your Gmail account and to send & receive an Outlook test email. If the test will succeed, you will notice the test email in your Outlook Inbox folder. If the test fails, Outlook will prompt you with the error messages - most likely, you didn't setup the correct server settings or the Gmail password is wrong.

  • Thanks,

    Re - Configure my gmail account with outlook 2007 - DL M replied to shefali joshi on 10-Dec-09 06:15 AM

    Since nobody answered on your second question, - [)ia6l0 iii replied to shefali joshi on 10-Dec-09 09:18 AM

    Q: Configuring Yahoo mail account with Outlook. ?

    The answer is yes, it is possible. but not with the free yahoo. It is possible only if you are a Yahoo Mail Plus user (the one that charges $20 here in U.S.)

    Here is a step-by-step Yahoo Help article that shows you how to do that, in case if you are a Yahoo Mail Plus user 


    Chetankumar Akarte replied to shefali joshi on 11-Dec-09 03:57 AM
    First of all you need configure your Gmail for Outlook 2007.

    In Gmail's mail settings and choose the Forwarding and POP tab and enable POP.



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



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

    Enter your display name, email address (including '@gmail.com'), and password.
    • In the Account Type dropdown menu, select IMAP; enter the incoming and outgoing server names shown below.
    • In the 'User Name' field, give your full Gmail address, including '@gmail.com'.
    • After creating these settings, clicking Next takes you to the end of the setup.

    Now, In the Tools menu, select Options then Mail Setup. Under 'Email Accounts,' click E-mail Accounts.
    Select an account, and click Change above the list of accounts. Click More Settings, then the Advanced tab.
    • Incoming server must be 993, and must use SSL encryption.
    • Outgoing server can use 587, TLS encryption.

    Click the Outgoing Server tab. Make sure that 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication' is selected. The radio button 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server' should also be selected.


    Click OK > Next > Finish > Close > OK.

    To Set-up Your Yahoo Account you can get more detail information here with Yahoo! help desk
    For Mail Plus Account
    Normal Account

    Here is one more link to help you "How to Use yahoo with outlook 2007 for free"

    Enjoy!