Gmail pop3 settings
Gmail the most popular free email services provided by google can also be configured in the computer or laptop and mails can be sent and received automatically though email client programs on the computer like Microsoft outlook, Thunderbird etc.
The following are the Gmail pop3 settings for doing so
Gmail pop3 settings to be done at Gmail web interface
- Sign in to your Gmail account.
- While logged on in the google mail account go to settings on the top right hand side of the screen
- Go to forwarding and POP/IMAP section
- In the POP settings section, select enable POP3 for all mails to download all Gmail mails, including those that have already been received into your Gmail mail account earlier.
- If you want to forward only those mails that arrive from now onwards and pop3 is enabled select checkbox enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
- You can either keep a copy of the mail in Gmail inbox or delete the same if it is downloaded through pop3 by selecting the related checkbox
- Do not forget to save the changes as most users forget this step
Gmail pop3 settings to be done in email client
The following are the Gmail POP3 settings to configured in any email client program
|Gmail POP3 incoming server address||pop.gmail.com|
|Outgoing SMTP server address||Smtp.gmail.com|
|Gmail POP3 user name||Enter your full Gmail email address including @gmail.com Google Apps users will have to enter username@your_domain.com|
|Gmail POP password||enter your Gmail password|
|Gmail POP port||995|
|Gmail POP TLS/SSL required||yes|
Important instructions for Microsoft outlook mail client
Gmail uses POP3 port number 995 and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) port number 465. These settings are not the default for a POP3 account in Outlook and require you to modify account settings in Outlook as per gmail pop 3 settings
Also note the following for Gmail outlook pop3 settings
In email account settings section
- Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then select “my outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” check box.
- Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then under Server Port Numbers for both incoming server (POP3) and Outgoing server (SMTP), select “this server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)” check boxes. Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port number to 465 instead of the default one.
- The Incoming server (POP3) port number will automatically change to 995 when you select “this server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)” check box.