How to Configure Gmail in Outlook 2013

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So you love using Outlook to manage your email, but you also have a Gmail account and you’re sick of opening separate windows just to read another email account. Guess what: you don’t have to. Not only that, you can also have Outlook alert you whenever you get a new message in your Gmail inbox. Here’s how to set up Outlook to receive your Gmail messages.

1. Click File in the Home screen to bring up Office’s backstage mode.

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2. Hit the Add Account button. This brings up an account setup window 

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3.  Fill in all the fields with your Gmail account information. In the Password field, just enter the password you use to access your account from Gmail’s login screen.

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4. Click Next when you’ve filled up all four fields. 

5. Hit Finish when Outlook is done setting up your account. This normally takes about a minute. 

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You should notice the messages from your Gmail begin to fill your Outlook inbox. If your account has a lot of mail accumulated in it, the process could take awhile. 

Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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  1. Anand Says:

    does not address 2 factor security settings as required by Gmail. Pretty useless.

  2. teddo Says:

    I have taken the steps that you gave MORE THEN ONCE but I am able to send mail but nuthin’ comes in. I am able to see my in-coming mail in Gmail but nuthin’ in my Outlook account. Where did I go wrong. I did notice on the ‘account setting’ on my Outlook account it has “IMAP/SMTP (send from this account by default) does this mean nothing will be coming IIN???

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