If you use Windows Live Mail 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 Windows Live Mail.


Add Your Gmail Account to Windows Live Mail


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


Click the gear 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/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.

(https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps)


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



When you first you run Windows Live Mail, the Add an E-mail Account dialog automatically opens. If it doesn't appear, or if you already have setup email accounts aside from Gmail, click the Add an e-mail account button in Windows Live Mail's Accounts ribbon.



Under "E-mail address", type your full Email address. Enter your Google Cloud password in the second field. By default, Windows Live Mail will remember your Google Cloud password, but you can uncheck the Remember password checkbox.



The last field, Display Name, determines how emails you send appear to recipients (in their "From" field). The display name can be anything, and doesn't have to match your Gmail email address; your choice of display name doesn't affect your Gmail account itself, only emails you send through Gmail from Windows Live Mail.


Click the Next button, and you have finished setting up your Gmail account. If Windows Live Mail could successfully connect to Gmail, you will see the following screen:




Now, Windows Live Mail will ask you for some server information to connect to your Gmail account.

  • Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

    • imap.gmail.com

    • Port: 993

    • Requires SSL:Yes

  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

    • smtp.gmail.com

    • Port: 465 or 587

    • Requires a secure connection (SSL): Yes

    • Requires authentication: Yes

  • Authenticate using: Clear text

  • Logon user name: your full Google Apps address (yourusername@yourdomain.com)


Click the Next button, and you have finished setting up your Gmail account. If Windows Live Mail could successfully connect to Gmail, you will receive the following confirmation:





As soon as your Gmail account information is downloaded in Windows Live Mail, you will see your Gmail folders displayed in the left pane. Note that the usual Gmail folders ("All Mail", "Drafts", "Sent Mail", "Spam", "Starred", and "Trash") are all visible by expanding the [Gmail] subfolder in Windows Live Mail.



You are now ready to use Gmail as a regular IMAP account in Windows Live Mail. And you can still use Gmail from a browser when you are away from your main computer.


Note: If you're experiencing difficulties syncing your email with Outlook, you may need to allow access to less secure apps. This setting allows Outlook to communicate with Gmail. It is an opt-in process since this option is less secure than using Gmail on the web.

 

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

(https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps)


Once signed in, select "Turn on" to allow access to less secure apps.