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Gmail - Configure Outlook for Windows

Last Updated: 11/11/2015
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This tutorial demonstrates how to configure Outlook 2010, 2013, and 2016 on Windows for Gmail accounts. The screenshots are for Outlook 2013, but the steps are the same for all versions.

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

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

Open Outlook.

Step 2

From the File Menu, select the Info tab and click Add Account.

Step 3

Click Manual setup or additional server types and click Next.

Step 4

Select POP or IMAP (or Internet E-mail for Outlook 2010) and click Next.

Step 5

In the User Information section, enter:

  • Your name: (desired display name)
  • Email address:

Step 6

Enter the following for your server settings:

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming mail server:
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):

Step 7

Enter the following for Logon Information:

  • User name:
  • Password: IdentiKey password

Step 8

Click More Settings…

Step 9

Click the Outgoing Server tab.

Step 10

Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication, then click the Advanced tab.

Step 11

Adjust the server settings to the following:

  • Incoming Server (IMAP): 993
    • SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
    • TLS

*Note: If you are experiencing issues connecting with port 587 for Outgoing server (SMTP), try changing this to port 25.

Step 12

Click OK.

Step 13

Click Next.

Step 14

Outlook will test your account settings. If it completes successfully, click Close.

*Note: If it does not complete successfully, review this document and check your account settings again.

Step 15

Click Finish and your account will be configured.

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