Get Your Gmail in Outlook Express
Important Note: If you are still using Outlook Express, I urge you to migrate to another safer email program. There are several email programs that are free and will not cause as many problems as Outlook Express. A popular replacement for Outlook Express is Thunderbird.
Since so many folks are getting and using Google's free email called Gmail, there is now a way to receive and send emails in Gmail using Outlook Express. Gmail provides the information on their web site, but it is a little hard to find. So here is the way to set up Outlook Express for receiving and sending Gmail.
Please note: These settings are for Outlook Express. Other email programs may be slightly different.
Instructions for setting up OE to access your Gmail account: Log onto the Gmail Web site and click Settings in the top navigation bar.
Click the tab marked Forwarding and POPCheck Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
Click Save Changes
In Outlook Express, click the Tools menu and select Accounts
Click Add | Mail ...
Type your name and click Next
Enter your Gmail address and click Next
Under "My incoming mail server is a [dropdown box] server, select POP
Under "Incoming mail server," type pop.gmail.com
Under "Outgoing mail (SMTP) server," type smtp.gmail.com and click Next
Under "Account name," type your Gmail address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Under "Password," type your Gmail password and click Next
Now configure the new account:
Highlight the account name and click Properties
Click the Servers tab
Under "Outgoing Mail Server," ensure that the following is checked: My server requires authentication
Click the Advanced tab
Ensure the following is checked under both "Outgoing Mail (SMTP)" and "Incoming Mail (POP3): This server requires a secure connection
Under "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" type 465
Under "Incoming Server (POP3)" type 995
Click Apply, click OK and close.
Don't have a Gmail Account? Get one by going to Gmail's site!