If you use Outlook to check and manage your email, you can easily use it to check your Gmail account as well. You can set up your Gmail account to allow you to synchronize email across multiple machines using email clients instead of a browser. 

We will show you how to use IMAP in your Gmail account so you can synchronize your Gmail account across multiple machines, and then how to add your Gmail account to Outlook 2013.

Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook 2010

Login to your Google Cloud E-mail account by typing in mail.google.com in your web browser.

Click the Settings button in the upper, right corner of the window and select Settings from the drop-down menu.

On the Settings screen, click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

Scroll down to the IMAP Access section and select Enable IMAP.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.

You will also need to enable the Google option to Allow Less Secure Apps.


Please Follow this link and sign in using your Google Cloud email login.


Once signed in, select "Turn on" to allow less secure apps (Outlook and Thunderbird)

Open Outlook 2010, click on the File tab, then on Account Settings.

In the Account Settings window click on the New button.

Enter in your name, email address, and password twice then select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next.

Select Internet E-mail – Connect to POP or IMAP server to send and receive e-mail messages.

Now we need to manually enter in our settings similar to the following. Under the Server Information section verify the following.

  • Account Type: IMAP

  • Incoming mail server: imap.gmail.com

  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com

Next, we need to click on the More Settings button…

In the Internet E-mail Settings screen that pops up, click on the Outgoing Server tab, and check the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication box. Also select the Use same settings as my incoming mail server button.

Next, click the Advanced tab and input the following (note; please update the encrypted connection Before the server port number):

  • Incoming Server encrypted connection: SSL

  • Incoming Server: 993

  • Outgoing Server encrypted connection: TLS 

  • Outgoing Server: 587

 Click OK when finished.

Now, we want to test the settings in case something was entered incorrectly. Check the box Test Account Settings by clicking the Next button, then click Next.

If you've entered everything correctly, both tasks will be completed successfully and you can begin using your account with Outlook 2010!