9.1 Gmail Setup Information

9.1.1 IMAP Setup

Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right gear icon.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  5. Select Enable IMAP.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server - Requires SSL

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLS

Full Name or Display Name: [your name]

Account Name or User Name: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com). Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com

Email address: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@ your_domain.com

Password: your Gmail password

If your client does not support SMTP authentication, you will not be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.

Also, if you are having trouble sending mail but have confirmed that encryption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port: 465 or 587.

 

9.1.2 POP Setup

Here is how to enable POP in Gmail:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right gear icon.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  5. Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  6. Choose what to do with your messages after your POP client or device receives them.
  7. Click Save Changes.

Although the radio button next to your selected option may not stay selected, Gmail displays the status next to 'POP Status:.' When you enable POP, your settings display 'POP Status: POP is enabled.'

If your POP settings are turned off, the status will indicate that POP is disabled.

 

Standard configuration instructions:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL:

pop.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS or SSL:

smtp.gmail.com
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465

Server timeouts: Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full email address (including @gmail.com or @ your_domain.com)
Email Address: your email address (username@gmail.com or username@your_domain.com)
Password: your Gmail password

 

Unless you are using recent mode to download mail to multiple clients, make sure you have opted not to leave messages on the server. Your POP settings in Gmail settings are what determines whether or not messages stay on the server, so this setting in your client will not affect how Gmail handles your mail.

If your client does not support SMTP authentication, you will not be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.

If you are having trouble sending mail but have confirmed that encryption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port (465 or 587).