Enable IMAP in Gmail Settings
1. Open your Settings panel in Gmail, and then click on the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab.
2. Now click the Enable IMAP radio button, and click Save Changes.
3. Add Account to Outlook
Use the Tools menu you to open the Account Settings panel.
If this is your first account you’ll be prompted for the wizard, otherwise you’ll need to click the New button under the E-mail tab.
4. Now select the “Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP” option and hit next.
5. Select the checkbox for “Manually configure server settings” and everything on that page will gray out. Hit the next button again.
6. Now select “Internet E-mail” (Didn’t we just do this? This wizard is taking too long…)
7. Finally we can enter some settings! Add in all your personal information here.
Note: If you are outside of the US you may need to use imap.googlemail.com and smtp.googlemail.com instead of imap.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com.
Note: for Gmail Apps accounts, you’ll need to put in your full email address wherever you see an @gmail.com above. For instance, if your account was email@example.com you would put that in the E-mail address field as well as the User Name field.
8. Click on the “More Settings” button and find the Outgoing Server tab, where you’ll need to check the box for “My outgoing server requires authentication”
9. Now choose the Advanced tab, and enter the following values (Very important)
Incoming Server: 993
Incoming Server encrypted connection: SSL
Outgoing Server: 587
Outgoing Server encrypted connection: TLS
Note: If you are having an issue with your sent email not showing up in Gmail, you can use the Folders tab, and then select the [Gmail] \ Sent Mail folder.
Note: Only do this step if your mail is not showing up, otherwise it will duplicate the sent mail.
10. Now that you’ve closed out that dialog, you can click the Test Account Settings button to make sure everything is going to work.
If all goes well, you should see a success message.
Note: Some ISPs restrict outgoing mail, so if you have a problem sending a test message you’ll need to consult with their documentation.
Accessing Your Mail
Now that everything is working you’ll notice a new set of folders for your Gmail account. (I’m using Gmail apps, which is why you don’t see an @gmail.com email address)
All of your labels will show up as separate folders, and the built-in “folders” in Gmail will be under the new [Gmail] folder.
Outlook Flags = Gmail Stars
If you want to star a message in Gmail, you just need to flag it in Outlook. When I flagged this message from Mysticgeek…
It shows up in Gmail as a starred message. (And it works the other way too)