Gmail SMTP Settings

Gmail – it is an email service provided by Google which is free, one can use the services on the web and the same can be used through third-party programs that work by synchronizing email through IMAP or POP protocols. Gmail has made communication really easier on the personal and at the commercial level as well as one can exchange messages.

Gmail SMTP Settings – Gmail is a part of life, if one comes across the situation where Gmail is not working, it feels like life has come to an end there can be a couple of reasons for the same one also has to ensure that the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is correct or one can set up the same in the following way

Default SMTP Settings for Gmail

if one has created an email account and in order to synchronize a screen will come asking for Gmail SMTP information:

  • Gmail SMTP server address –
  • Gmail SMTP Username – one will be required to enter the individuals' email address
  • Gmail SMTP password – one will be required to put in his or her email password
  • Gmail SMTP port (TLS)-587
  • Gmail SMTP port (SSL)-465
  • Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL required – yes

Gmail Default POP3 and IMAP Settings

SMTP is required for sending an email , however for receiving the email is done either through POP3 or IMAP servers.

One will be required to enable the settings:

  • Click on Settings
  • An individual will be required to look for the option Forwarding and POP or IMAP
  • In the section of POP, download click the tick box against the option Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on  
  • On this page select, the option When messages are associated with POP one will be required to choose between the options
  1. Keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox
  2. Mark Gmail’s copy as read
  3. Archive Gmail’s copy
  4. Delete Gmail’s copy

One will be required to choose between the options wisely as it will have an impact on how you will receive the emails.

Keep Gmail’s copy in the inbox

When you even delete a message in the email client, one will still be able to see the same in the Gmail if one opens through the web browser and this will also impact the limit of the account resulting in emails not getting delivered.

If one clicks the option to delete Gmail’s copy, in this case when a message gets downloaded it gets deleted from Gmail and which is not accessible from the Gmail website as well.

Once all the changes have been made one will be required to save the same by selecting  Save changes.

Configure Gmail POP Settings  

One can also configure email client with Gmail POP settings by taking the following steps:

  • In outlook, look for the file tab and select info
  • On this page select Account settings and then again click on Account settings
  • From the options available click on the email and select the option new
  • Now in the Add account one will be required to enter the details like Name, Gmail email address and Password and the rest of the details will be filled by outlook and if that is not the case one has to go for Manual Setup by clicking Manual setup or additional server types
  • On this page please select POP OR IMAP and hit next
  • Please enter the details
  1. Gmail POP server address –
  2. Gmail POP username – An individual will be required to enter the complete email address
  3. Gmail POP password – one will be required to enter the Gmail password
  4. Gmail POP port – 995
  5. Gmail POP SSL required – yes

One will be now required to select next now and Outlook will inform by when the downloading of the messages will be complete.

Gmail SMTP Settings

By taking the steps mentioned above one will be able to send and receive the emails without any hazel and if some concerns are still being faced on can seek help from the technical support team.

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