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Using Google Workspace with your email client application - Outlook Print

  • Google Workspace, Google Email Client, Google Outlook Configuration
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When you enable Google Workspace, your email is hosted at Google. However, you can still use any mail client you like (Outlook, Mac Mail, Thunderbird, etc...) to view your mail. This article lists the settings you should use when setting up your mail client.

If you're setting up a single IMAP account on multiple computers, try taking a break between each setup.

Configuring IMAP

Step 1 — Enable IMAP in Gmail

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings gear icon.
  3. From the dropdown, click Settings.
  4. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  5. In the IMAP Access section, select Enable IMAP.
  6. Finally, click the Save Changes button to save.

Step 2 — Configuring SMTP settings in your email client

Use the table below to configure your email client with an IMAP connection.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

Settings Value
Server name
Requires SSL Yes
Port 993

Outgoing Mail (IMAP) Server

Settings Value
Server name
Requires SSL Yes
Requires TLS Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication Yes
Port for SSL 465 (recommended)
Port for TLS/STARTTLS 587

Port 465 with SSL is recommended, however some email clients are unable to use this port.

If you are unable to use port 465, the next best option is port 587 using STARTTLS.

Name, address, and password

Settings Value
Full Name or Display Name Your name
Account Name, User name, or Email address Your full email address
Password Your Gmail password

 Bandwidth limits

Google sets specific bandwidth limits on downloads and uploads. Make sure you do not exceed these limits or Google may temporarily lock you out of your account.

Limit Per day
Download with IMAP


Download with POP


Upload with IMAP


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