You can read your Gmail messages from a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook.
Here's how to enable POP in Gmail:
- Sign in to Gmail.
- Click the gear in the top right.
- Select Settings.
- Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
- Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
- Choose what to do with your messages after your POP client or device receives them.
- Click Save Changes.
Although the radio button next to your selected option may not stay selected, Gmail displays the status next to 'POP Status:.' When you enable POP, your settings display 'POP Status: POP is enabled.'
If your POP settings are turned off, the status will indicate that POP is disabled.