Set up Gmail and Add New Outlook Account
GMail provides both POP3 and IMAP4 access to e-mail. Both protocols are disabled by default in the GMail interface. To configure Outlook 2007 to retrieve e-mail from GMail, the desired protocol must first be enabled. This is done by logging into GMail and clicking Settings on the top right. Then select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab. IMAP and POP can be enabled or disabled independently by clicking the specific radio button.
To create a new account in Outlook, either go through the E-Mail Accounts button in the Mail applet from Control Panel or from Outlook, select Tools | Account Settings. In the Account Settings window, click on the New button with the E-mail tab selected. This will open the Add New E-mail Account wizard. Ensure that the radio button for Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and click Next. The Auto-Account Setup will work for GMail for POP3 accounts. Enter your name, e-mail address with the @gmail.com, and your password. Outlook will query DNS based on the SMTP domain gmail.com, identify the mail server for that domain, authenticate to the GMail server and send a test message. Advanced POP settings can be configured within Outlook after the account has been setup. For IMAP, skip the Auto-Account Setup and check the box that reads Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next. Ensure Internet E-mail is selected and click Next again. This is the main internet e-mail configuration page seen in Figure 1.