This week Microsoft launched the new revamped Hotmail email service, officially called Outlook.com. You don’t have to only use your Microsoft account with it though. Here’s how to add Gmail to the new email service.
First, click Settings (gear icon) and select More Mail Settings.
On the Options screen click Sending / Receiving Email from Other Accounts.
Now, click Add an Email Account under You can Receive Mail from These Accounts.
On the next screen, before entering in your email address and password, click Advanced Options.
Now type in your email address and Password. Then the following Advanced Options:
- POP 3 User Name – Your full Gmail address
- Incoming Mail Server – pop.gmail.com
- Port – 995
- Check This Server Requires SSL
Whether you want to check the box to leaving a copy of your messages on the server is up to you. Personally, I keep it checked so I’m able to pull up old messages if I need them. After entering in the advanced items, click Next.
Now select how you want the Gmail messages to appear. You can have them show in your Inbox or a separate folder. I like to keep my accounts organized, so I have it create a separate folder. When you’re done, click Save.
You’ll get a confirmation message from your Microsoft email account. Click the link to confirm you’re the owner of it. After successfully verifying your account, click Return to Inbox.
There you go! Now you’ll see your Gmail messages in your Outlook.com Inbox as a separate folder.
Now when you compose a new message, you can select to send it from your Microsoft or Gmail account.
If you’re using a Google Apps account, the settings are the same. Just make sure to enter your full Google account email address for the email address and POP3 username.
If you want to remove the account for any reason, go to the Send / Receive options and click Remove. Here you can also change which email address is used as the default.