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How to setup or configure a POP3 account with Google Apps email



Google Apps (http://google.com/a) provides some great small business solutions and one of them is the Google Apps POP3 email. With Google Apps email you can have Google manage your personal or business email account instead of your web host. One of its greatest benefits is that you can use the friendly Gmail interface to manage your business emails, but some prefer POP settings so that they can use desktop email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird to manage their emails.

In order to setup or configure your POP3 account settings you first need to log into your Google Apps email account, click Settings and go to the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab and activate the POP downloading feature as shown in the image:

Without activating it here you won’t be able to use your desktop email account to download and send your emails.

Once you have saved the settings, launch your favorite desktop email application and start the process of adding a new email account. Just enter the following information:

  • Account name: youremail@yourdomain.com
  • Email address: youremail@yourdomain.com
  • Password: the Google Apps email password
  • Incoming mail (POP3): pop.gmail.com
  • Outgoing mail (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
  • Use SSL: yes
  • Use Authentication: yes
  • POP port: 995
  • Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
  • Port for SSL: 465

This is all you need to setup or configure your POP3 account with Google Apps email account. You may not need all this information, but whenever, wherever you need, this is all you need.

You can find more information on this link.