Access your Google.com (Google Mail) Account from an Email Program using IMAP

Google.com (Google Mail) provides IMAP access to your Google.com (Google Mail) account, so you can connect to your email from mobile devices and desktop email clients.

 
 

Google.com supports IMAP / SMTP

This means you don't have to use Google.com's webmail interface! You can check your email and send messages using other email programs (like Mailspring, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird). Using desktop email applications can improve your workflow. They typically offer more options, and your email is still available on your computer when you're disconnected from the internet.

Setup Your Google.com Account with Your Email Program Using IMAP

To access your Google.com email account from a desktop email program, you'll need the IMAP and SMTP settings below:

Google.com (Google Mail) IMAP Server imap.gmail.com
IMAP port993
IMAP securitySSL / TLS
IMAP usernameYour full email address
IMAP passwordYour Google.com password
Google.com (Google Mail) SMTP Server smtp.gmail.com
SMTP port465
SMTP securitySSL / TLS
SMTP usernameYour full email address
SMTP passwordYour Google.com password

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