Use email clients with IMAP or POP

IMAP and POP let you download messages from Gmail so you can access your mail with a program like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, or Thunderbird. IMAP and POP access are free for all Gmail users. If you're trying to decide between using IMAP and POP, we encourage you to use IMAP.

IMAP Basics

Troubleshoot IMAP issues

POP Basics

Troubleshoot POP issues