There are some settings that needs to be done so that you can use Outlook for gmail. Use these steps in sequence:
(1) Enable IMAP in Gmail as:
a. Sign in to Gmail.
b. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select Gmail settings at the top of any Gmail page.
c. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
d. Select Enable IMAP.
e. Configure your IMAP client and click Save Changes.
(2) Open Outlook Express.
a.Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts...
b.Click Add, and then click Mail...
c.Enter your name in the 'Display name' field, and click Next.
d.Enter your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the 'Email address' field, and click Next. If you are a Google Apps user, enter your full address in the format 'username@your_domain.com.'
e.For 'My incoming mail server is a ______ server', please select IMAP in the drop-down menu.
Enter 'imap.gmail.com' in the 'Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server' field. Enter 'smtp.gmail.com' in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP) server' field.
f. Click Next.
g. Enter your full email address (including '@gmail.com' or '@your_domain.com') in the 'Account name' field. Enter your password in the 'Password' field, and click Next.
h. Click Finish.
i. Highlight imap.gmail.com under Account, and click Properties.
j. Click the Advanced tab.
k. Under Outgoing Mail (SMTP), check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL).'
l. Enter '465' in the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' field.
m. Under Incoming mail (IMAP), check the box next to 'This server requires a secure connection (SSL)'. The port will change to '993'.
n. Click the Servers tab, and check the box next to 'My server requires authentication.
o. Click OK.
Now you are ready to send and receive email from Outlook express using your gmail account.
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