If you are using Google apps for your email service – you need to use the following to setup email accounts in Email clients (eg. Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird):

POP

Incoming Server:
Incoming Server Name: pop.gmail.com
Incoming Server Port: 995
Use SSL (required): Yes
Email: Your full email address
Username: Your full email address (i.e. username@yourdomain.com)
Password: Your email password

Outgoing Server:
Outgoing Server Name: smtp.gmail.com
Use Authentication: Yes
Use Encrypted Connection (SSL or TLS/STARTTLS): Yes
Outgoing Server Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Outgoing Server Port for SSL: 465

IMAP

Incoming Server:
Incoming Server Name: imap.gmail.com
Incoming Server Port: 993
Use SSL (required): Yes
Email: Your full email address
Username: Your full email address (i.e. username@yourdomain.com)
Password: Your email password

Outgoing Server:
Outgoing Server Name: smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)
Use Authentication: Yes
Use STARTTLS: Yes (some clients call this SSL)
Outgoing Server Port: 465 or 587

 

That’s not it.¬†You may find your email client is rejected by Google server. TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE – You’ve to do some changes in Gmail web interface and in your Google account settings. You need to enable POP/IMAP access and also allow third party application access.


Gmail settings change for POP Imap access enableTo Enable POP / IMAP in Gmail Settings:

  1. Login to your Gmail Account
  2. Go to your Gmail settings (As seen in the right picture)
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Enable POP or IMAP from respective Section.

 

My Account option in google for changing account settings

 

Allow Third Party Apps to connect to Gmail:

  1. Login to your Gmail from web interface.
  2. Click on your Profile picture.
  3. Click on “My Account” link from the drop down menu.

 

 

Google account signin settings change

4. Now Click on “Sign in to Google” under “Sign in & Security” section.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Scroll down and look for the section “Allow Less Secure Apps”. It should be “Off” by default. Change it to “On”.

allow less secure apps in google account settings for signin

 

Cheers… BDWEBTECH.COM

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