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How to use Gmail with Outlook Express

Would you like to use Gmail with Outlook Express?  Gmail gives you a free POP3 facility that can be used with any major desktop e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. In this blog post we are going to see to use Gmail with Outlook Express.

In order to achieve this first you had to enable POP access Gmail. Click Settings (this you can find at the top right corner of your Gmail account.  From there you need to click the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab. Once you are there you need to select one of the following options:


Choose whatever option you want.

After this you have to load Outlook Express and create a new account. For this in your Outlook Express top menu click Tools and then Accounts…

There is an Add button there that further opens a sub-menu:


Click Mail… and you come across a new window that asks for your name. This would be the name that people see you when they get your e-mail. Enter it and click Next.

In the next screen you enter your Gmail e-mail account. Click Next after entering it. On the next screen you get to enter the POP and SMTP servers. In this case they are going to be:


POP: pop.gmail.com

SMTP: smtp.gmail.com


No need to check the “Secure Password Authentication checkbox. Click Next and
and then Finish.


This brings you back to the screen that lists all the accounts you’ve created. If this is the only account that exists, it is automatically selected, otherwise, select it, and click Properties.


In the first box you type a name that is going to distinguish this account from other accounts you create, for instance, “Gmail account”. The information for the other boxes is self-explanatory. You click on the Servers tab, and arrive at this screen:


Check the box “My server requires authentication”, and then click the Advanced tab.


Enter the information as it appears in the image above, click OK, and you’re done!