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How To Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook 2010 Using IMAP

By on January 4, 2012

In the earlier days when sending a mail used to take at least a month, it was a very troublesome affair. One could not convey messages at a faster speed and it was eventually a slow process. Hence, the launch of internet was a very huge deal for everyone.

It was because people got a chance to send emails. Not only sending mails, but computer was used on a very large scale. One can prepare all their records on the Microsoft Outlook and get rid of any unnecessary tension. So in case even you are also a Gmail user and wish to attach your Outlook 2010 with the help of IMAP, then you do not need to worry at all. It is not at all a complicated method and anyone can do so if he or she follows the below mentioned steps in the correct order.

Gmail Account

The first step will require the person to log into his or her Gmail account. As soon as you log in, simply go to the settings panel.

Forwarding and POP/IMAP

This is a tab that will appear right next to the filters tab. All these tabs will be in a horizontal list and “forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab will be the last one in the list. So click on it to go ahead.

enable imap in gmail

IMAP Access

It is important to Enable IMAP in order to add Gmail with your Outlook. Enabling can be done by looking for IMAP access and clicking on Enable option.

Outlook 2010

In the next step, you will have to open your Outlook 2010. After you are done with opening it, click on File. Over there, click on account settings and take a step further.

Outlook 2010

Add and remove accounts or change existing connection settings

This is the option that will help you tremendously in the entire procedure. Hence, once you click on this option, a new window will open in front of you. Now click on the “New” button.

new account

A new account has to be prepared in the procedure so that the addition can take place.

Fill details

Properly fill out all your details like the name, email address, password etc. and click on next. This is a major step as it has to have all the details filled in correctly.

account details

If you do not fill even your email ID in the right manner, then everything can go wrong. Hence, cross check at least twice before you press next.


As soon as you press on next, Outlook will start configuring the newly made account. It will take time depending upon your internet speed. If everything has been provided in the correct manner, then the configuration will be a success and one can start using one’s account.

oulook configuring

Hence, as mentioned above, these steps are much systemized and will help any one do this task in seconds. There is nothing technical about this procedure and it is very easy to understand. Adding your Gmail to your Outlook is a good idea especially when it is done via IMAP.

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