Set up POP in mail clients
If you're not using one of the clients or devices above, we offer general instructions on configuring some clients below. If you encounter difficulties, we suggest contacting your mail client's customer support department -- we're unable to provide assistance for clients not listed above.
Standard configuration instructions:
|Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL:||
Use SSL: Yes
|Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS or SSL:||
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
|Server timeouts||Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5|
|Full Name or Display Name:||[your name]|
|Account Name or User Name:||your full email address (including @gmail.com or @your_domain.com)|
|Email Address:||your email address (email@example.com or username@your_domain.com)|
|Password:||your Gmail password|
Unless you're using recent mode to download mail to multiple clients, make sure you've opted not to leave messages on the server. Your POP settings in Gmail settings are what determines whether or not messages stay on the server, so this setting in your client won't affect how Gmail handles your mail.
If your client does not support SMTP authentication, you won't be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.
If you're having trouble sending mail but you've confirmed that encryption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port (465 or 587).
Username and password not working? Some apps require you to also turn on access for less secure apps before setting up POP/IMAP connections.
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