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Gmail - Configure Outlook for Mac

Last Updated: 09/17/2015
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This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Outlook 2016 and Outlook 2011 on Macintosh for Gmail accounts.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

You may need to enable IMAP for your account prior to configuration of your email client ( To do this: 

  1. From the Gmail web client, click Settings from the cog menu.
  2. In the POP/IMAP Download tab, click Enable IMAP.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Step 1

From the Tools drop-down menu, select Accounts...

Step 2

Click the + button and select Other Email... (or Email.. for Outlook 2011).

Step 3

Enter your and Identikey Password, in the corresponding E-mail address and Password fields.

Step 4

In the User name field, enter your

Step 5

Enter the following for your server settings:

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming server:
  • Outgoing server:

*Note: Be sure to have the Use SSL to connect box checked for each server.

Step 6

Click the Add Account button.

Step 7

Your account will be configured and begin syncing mail.

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