How to Add an Gmail Account to Outlook

Gmail is very popular. If you like to use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email accounts, you can follow the steps below to setup:

Part 1: Enable IMAP

Step 1: Login your gmail account (;

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the top right, then choose Settings from the drop-down list;

Step 3: In the "Setting" window, click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP";

Step 4: Scroll down and check "Enable IMAP" in the "IMAP access" section;

Step 5: Click "Save changes" at the bottom;

Part 2: Turn on access for less secure apps

Step 6: Google will block anyone who tries to sign in from an app or device if that app or device doesn't meet the security standards. Because these apps and devices are easier to break into, blocking them helps keep your account safe.

Go to Select the option to Turn on access for less secure apps.

Part 3: Add Gmail Account to Outlook

Step 7: Open Microsoft Outlook and click "File" Tab from the ribbon;

Step 8: Click "Add Account";

Step 9: Type your gmail and click "Connect" at the bottom;

Step 10: Type your gmail in the box and click "Connect" at the bottom;

Step 11: A new window appears saying the new account is successfully added. Click "Done" at the bottom.

Step 12: Turn on Outlook and you will see the new Gmail account is added.

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