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How To Add Gmail to Outlook 2013 Using IMAP

Configuring Outlook to work with Gmail IMAP was tricky back with Outlook 2007, it’s a lot easier with Outlook 2010. Now, here’s how easy the process is in Outlook 2013.

First, log in to your Gmail account and enable IMAP in your Gmail settings.

IMAP Gmail Settings

Next, open Outlook – here I’m running it on a fresh install of Windows 8. Select the Outlook 2013 tile from the Metro Start screen.

Outlook 2013 Metro Tile

Since this is my first time running Outlook 2013, I’m presented with the setup wizard.

setup wizard

Select Yes to connect a POP, IMAP or Exchange Active Sync email account. Click Next.

Configure Account

Now, simply enter in your email account details and click Next.

enter account details

If you’re already using an email account, go to File >> Info >> Add Account. Then go through the same steps shown above.

Add Account Outlook 2013

Provided everything was entered in correctly you’ll see Outlook configuring your settings. Everything is good to go…click Finish.

Gmail Successfully Logged In

Now you’ll be able to send and receive messages from your Gmail account via Outlook 2013.

Outlook 2013 Setup

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2 Responses to How To Add Gmail to Outlook 2013 Using IMAP

  1. Muppet August 3, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    If you are experiencing issues with synchronisation, someone has published a work-around here …
    Quite surprisingly, it’s a known issue that is being worked

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