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 Express.

Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook Express

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 gmail inbox window and select Settings from the drop-down menu.

On the Settings screen, click Forwarding and POP/IMAPScroll down to the IMAP Access section and select Enable IMAP.

Click Save Changes at the bottom of the screen.


Open Outlook

Select Accounts... from the Tools menu in Outlook Express.

Click Add and choose Mail.

Enter your name under Display name, then click Next.

Enter your email address under E-mail address, then click Next again.

Make sure IMAP is selected under My incoming mail server is a __ server.

Type "imap.gmail.com" in the Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server field.

Enter "smtp.gmail.com" under Outgoing mail (SMTP) server, and click Next.

Type your full email address under Account name, and enter your Google Cloud password in the Password field, click Next again, then click Finish.

Highlight imap.gmail.com in the Internet Accounts window and click Properties.

Go to the Servers tab and make sure My server requires authentication is checked under Outgoing Mail Server.

Go to the Advanced tab and make sure This server requires a secure connection (SSL) is checked under both Outgoing mail (SMTP) and Incoming mail (IMAP).

Type "465" under Outgoing server (SMTP).

If the number under Incoming server (IMAP) is not "993" automatically, enter "993" there.

Click OK, then click Close in the Internet Accounts window.

Now, select Yes to download the list of Gmail folders to Outlook Express, and click OK.