Configure Microsoft® Outlook 2010 for Gmail®
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is a premium business and personal e-mail management tool. For configuring Outlook 2010 for Gmail account, first login to your Gmail account and click on 'Settings' and select Forwarding and POP /IMAP tab. Then select the Enable POP for all e-mails and enable IMAP. Now you need to click on 'Save changes' button. After that, Start the Microsoft Outlook 2010 and select the file tab from the Menu. Now you need to select the info and click on the 'Add account' button. Now a pop-up Window will appeared, ignore all the options and select only the manually configure server settings or additional server types. You need to enter all the details and select the mail server as 'imap.gmail.com' and outgoing mail server as 'smtp.gmail.com'. Once it is properly configured, you could test the account.
- Unable send/receive mails
- Attachments not found
- Time out error
Unable send/receive mails
You might face issues like unable to send or receive error after configuring your mail account with Outlook 2010. You need to verify your account settings with Outlook 2010. This information is available from Internet Service provider or the e-mail administrator. For a testing process, just try your account settings on another computer or create an additional mail profile with the current Outlook 2010. This would be useful for fixing the issues with Gmail configuration.
Attachments not found
There might arise issues like the e-mail attachments with the Gmail account configured with outlook is not visible or lost. This problem occurs due to insufficient storage space of hard disk drive or due to the virus scanner included with the Outlook 2010. The virus scanner is one of the main reasons for this type of errors. You need to ensure that you disable the problem causing softwares.
These types of errors occur with Outlook 2010 Gmail account because of the Firewall protection present in the system or router attached with your network. The firewall is used with your system for improving the security of computer as well as the data. Some times the firewall within your system blocks the incoming and outgoing traffics. So, make sure that the Outlook and the ports for e-mails are listed as an exception.
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