How to Setup Gmail with Outlook 2007 using IMAP

Aug 4, 2011
How to Setup Gmail with Outlook 2007 using IMAP This post is about instructions How to Setup Gmail with Ms. Outlook 2007 using IMAP based on Google's document support. If you looking for POP3 setup, you can see in this post: How to Setup Gmail with Outlook 2007 using POP3.

There are 3 major steps to begin:
1. Enable IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) in your Gmail account.
2. Configure your Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 client.
3. Download the latest updates from Microsoft (optional).

Ok, let's begin.

Enable IMAP in your Gmail account

The first thing you've to do is enable IMAP in your Gmail account. To enable IMAP in Gmail:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select Mail settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. Select Enable IMAP.
  5. How to Setup Gmail with Outlook 2007 using IMAP - Enable IMAP in Google
  6. Choose what to do with your messages after your e-mail client or device receives them.
  7. Click Save Changes.

Configurating Microsoft Outlook 2007

After enable your IMAP in Gmail, now we need to configurate Ms. Office Outlook 2007 in our computer.

  1. Open Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (Start > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Outlook 2007).
  2. Click the Tools menu, and select Account Settings...
  3. On the E-mail tab, click New...
  4. If you are prompted to Choose E-mail Service, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  5. If you want to manually configure server, just skip this step and jump to step 8.
  6. For Auto Account Setup, fill in all necessary fields to include the following information:
    • Your Name: Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the "From:" field of outgoing messages.
    • Email Address: Enter your full Gmail email address ( For Google Apps users, please enter your full address in the format
    • Password: Enter your email password.
    Add New E-mail Account - Auto Account Setup
  7. Click Next. If you are configuring Outlook 2007 automatically, you're done! Just click Finish.
  8. Add New E-mail Account  Congratulations
  9. If you are configuring Outlook 2007 manually, check Manually configure server settings or additional server types box and click Next.
  10. Add New E-mail Account - Auto Account Setup
  11. Select Internet E-mail and click Next.
  12. Verify your User Information, and enter the following additional information:
    • Server Information
      Account Type: IMAP
      Incoming mail server:
      Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
    • Logon Information
      User Name: Enter your Gmail username (including Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format
      Password: Enter your email password.
      Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA): Leave this option unchecked.
    Add New E-mail Account - Internet E-mail Settings
  13. Click the More Settings... button, and select the Outgoing Server tab.
  14. Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
  15. Internet E-mail Settings - Outgoing Server
  16. Click the Advanced tab, enter 993 in the 'Incoming server (IMAP)' box, and must use SSL encryption.
  17. In the Outgoing server (SMTP) box, enter 587, and select TLS from the drop-down menu.
  18. Internet E-mail Settings - Advanced
  19. Click OK.
  20. Click Test Account Settings... After receiving 'Congratulations! All tests completed successfully', click Close.
  21. Click Next, and then click Finish.
Congratulations! You're done configuring your client to send and retrieve Gmail messages.
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