Hello guys! In this article we are going to show you how to configure and synchronize Microsoft Outlook 2016 with Gmail. After installation you will see a welcome screen, so you need to add your email account there. So let’s start and run Outlook!
First of all we need to choose a service to use. Choose Manual setup or additional server types and then you will get two options, but you need to choose POP or IMAP.
Go ahead and in the next window you should enter your name and Email address. Also, use POP3 as your account type. You can also use IMAP, it’s really up to you. If you decided to do this, you need to notice that settings are different.
After that specify incoming and outgoing mail server.
Incoming mail server: pop.gmail.com
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
Now, enter your user name and password. Once it is done, go to More Settings. There you need to enable authentication. To do this, just go to Outgoing Server and put a tick on My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
After that, go to the Advanced tab. Here you should change server port numbers. Specify incoming and outgoing server numbers like this:
Incoming server (POP3): 995
Outgoing server (SMTP): 465
Also, you need to put a tick where it says This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL). Now, you have to choose SSL from the following types of encrypted connections. Once it is done, click OK and go ahead.
Finally, we can test account settings by using an appropriate button. As we can see now, log onto incoming mail server is failed. It’s a problem with Gmail, but don’t worry, we will show you how to fix it.
To fix this sort of problem, open up your Gmail account and then click on your Profile. Now, go to the My account option. In the following window you will see a lot of settings, but we need to go to Sign-in & Security. From here go to Connected apps & sites tab and you will see the option which says Allow less secure apps: OFF.
What we need to do now is just enable this option.
Let’s test if it works. This time all tests must be completed successfully. So, just click on finish and use your Outlook, which is already synchronized with your Gmail account.
That’s pretty much all. If you have any troubles, feel free to leave your comments in the section below.