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Microsoft Outlook

Add Gmail Account to Outlook 2010 using POP
(All the Possible Ways)


Check step by step procedure with images:

Step 1: Go to Gmail Settings and Enable POP

Gmail Settings

Go to → Fowarding and POP/IMAP → Enable POP.

Gmail POP Setting

Allow Less Secure Apps - Go to this link and turn it on: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

Allows Less Secure Apps

Step 2: Open Microsoft Outlook, Go to Account Settings.

Outlook Account Settings

Step 3: From Email option, click New.

New Outlook Email Account

Step 4: Fill Account details, click Next.

Auto Account Setup

[In this step, your account will be configured in Microsoft Outlook. If not, then go to Next step.]

Step 5: Getting error message "An encrypted connection to your mail server is not available".

Problem Connecting to Server - Encrypted

Click Next for unencrypted connection. It will resolve the issue.

Still getting error message.

Unencrypted Connection for GMail

Click on checkbox labelled "Manually configure server settings" and hit "Next" button.

Manual Settings for Account Setup

Step 6: Now fill the details correctly.

User Information:
→ Your Name:
→ Email Address:

Server Information:
→ Account Type: POP 3
→ Incoming mail server: pop.gmail.com
→ Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com

Logon Information:
→ User Name:
→ Password:

Internet Email Settings for Gmail

Click on Test Account Settings to check the issue if it is resolved.

Test Account Setting - Error

Still getting error message, close the window and click on "More Settings" from the above step.

Step 7: From Outgoing Server Tab, click on checkbox labelled "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".

Outgoing Server Settings

In Advanced Option.

Click on checkbox labelled "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)."
Add value 465 to Outgoing server (SMTP):
And, select SSL from the option "Use the following type of encrypted connection."
Click OK.

Advanced Settings for Encrypted Connection

Now, check "Test Account Setting" again from the previous option.

Oops, still getting the error message.

Test Account Setting - Error

Note: If you are still getting error message then, you need to contact your Internet Service Provider or just change the internet connection you are currently using. After changing the internet connection, click on "Next" button. We ensure this time, you will successfully configure your email account in Microsoft Outlook.

Test Account Setting - Success

Step 8: Click on "Finish" button to finalize the process.

Congratulation Message

Now, you can easily access Gmail items using Microsoft Outlook. If you have still any doubt or query, feel free to ask. We will try to resolve the issue ASAP.

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