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Check Gmail through other email clients

Setup IMAP to read Gmail messages in other mail clients, like Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is an Internet standard protocol used by email clients to retrieve email messages from a mail server over a TCP/IP connection. With proper setup on your Gmail account for using IMAP, you can use other mail clients like MS Outlook and Apple Mail, to read Gmail messages. 

  • Step 1 - Check that IMAP is turned on.
    • On your computer, open Gmail.
    • In the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all  settings.
    • Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
    • In the "IMAP access" section, select Enable IMAP.
    • Click Save Changes.
  • Step 2 - Change SMTP and oher settings in your email client.
    • Use the table below to update your client with the correct information. For help updating your settings, search your email client's Help Center for instructions on setting up IMAP.

Mail Settings for setting up Organization account for Mail clients (i.e. Microsoft Outlook)

Mail Server Information  Advanced Settings SSL Encrypted Connection
 Incoming Mail  Incoming server (IMAP)  993
 Outgoing Mail Server  Outgoing server (SMTP)  465
 Usernameorganization account username  
 Password   organization account password    

** Organization accounts are managed by the account owner through Rice Online Account Management System:

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Keywords:gmail, imap 993, outlook, mail, apple, Exchange imap   Doc ID:106484
Owner:Susan M.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-10-08 10:55 CDTUpdated:2022-02-01 10:11 CDT
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