Setup Gmail in Outlook

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Learn how to connect your Gmail email account to Microsoft Outlook in this easy to follow tutorial.

In this guide I’ll show you how to connect your Gmail email account to Outlook 365 so your Gmail emails will also show up in the Outlook 365 app. It used to be an absolute pain to do this because Outlook wasn’t a secure email client, but thankfully Microsoft have increased security and it’s works quite well now.

Contents

Enable IMAP in Gmail

Before we begin the connection process, you’ll need to enable IMAP in your Gmail account:

  1. Login to your Gmail account, click the Settings gear icon, then click See all settings
    In Gmail, click the Settings gear icon, then click See All Settings
  2. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP heading, then select the Enable IMAP option, then click Save Changes
    Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP, select Enable IMAP, then Save Changes

Connect Gmail to Outlook

  1. In Outlook, click File, then Add Account
    Click Add Account
  2. Enter your Gmail email address, then click Connect
    Enter your Gmail email address and click Connect
  3. In the Gmail authentication window, enter your Gmail email address and click Next, then enter your Gmail password on the next screen and click Sign In
    Enter your Gmail email address and click Next
  4. Choose a 2-factor authentication option if prompted
    Choose an authentication method
  5. Scroll down and click Allow to give Outlook access to your Gmail data
    Click Allow to give Outlook permission to access your Gmail data
  6. Once Outlook has finished, click Done
    Click Done
  7. You may need to restart Outlook

Troubleshooting

Sometimes there can be issues when trying to setup your Gmail account on Outlook. Here are some common issues with solutions.

Outlook/Gmail hangs after 2-factor authentication

If Gmail/Outlook hangs after 2-factor authentication, you may need to update your Office applications.

  1. Go to File -> Office Account -> Update Options -> Update Now to update your office apps.
    Go to File, Office Account, Update Options, Update Now to update your Office apps

You may also need to enable Connected Experiences:

  1. Go to File -> Office Account -> (Privacy Settings) -> Manage Settings, then check All connected experiences and click OK
    Go to File, Office Account, Account Privacy, Manage Settings and enable All Connected Experiences

Conclusion

You should now be receiving all your Gmail mail in Outlook. If you had any issues, look at the troubleshooting section, comment, or contact me.

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