can i set up a gmail account in outlook?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
Wondering if I can add a 2nd e mail account of gmail in my outlook mail
Photo of Carol Barker DeCosta

Carol Barker DeCosta

  • 73 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Bev

Bev, Champion

  • 3063 Posts
  • 1284 Reply Likes
I don't know for sure but, I know you can have several accounts in Thunderbird and LiveMail. I assume outlook would be similar, or better since Thunderbird and LiveMail are free and, you have to pay for outlook.
Photo of Carol Barker DeCosta

Carol Barker DeCosta

  • 73 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
I am trying to set up a gmail account in my mac book air using outlook, grrrrr
Photo of Carol Barker DeCosta

Carol Barker DeCosta

  • 73 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
does wildblue support g mail?
Photo of JEP

JEP

  • 987 Posts
  • 718 Reply Likes
WildBlue, Exede and Outlook all support the 800 pound gorilla, Gmail.  You can set it up as IMAP or POP.  I think Apple products like IMAP.  I have had better luck setting up Gmail accounts manually rather than automatically, but that may just be me.
Photo of Carol Barker DeCosta

Carol Barker DeCosta

  • 73 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
Is beyond me to get the simple task done, do I start in outlook or In G mail!
Photo of Old Labs

Old Labs

  • 3711 Posts
  • 3734 Reply Likes
You start in Gmail by enabling the IMAP protocol there for your Gmail account (or ensuring that it is enabled). Then you go to Outlook and configure it to utilize the IMAP protocol - all pretty much as outlined in the links in the reply below.

Gmail also supports the POP protocol (an older one) but I think you'll find IMAP to be less confusing in the long run (the difference is primarily where your email messages are stored in the long term and whther they are synchronized across multiple devices  - the Gmail server or on your machine, IMAP maintains the messages on the Gmail server allowing them to be accessed from any device or anywhere else using the Gmail browser interface) 
(Edited)
Photo of Old Labs

Old Labs

  • 3711 Posts
  • 3734 Reply Likes
(Edited)
Photo of Brad

Brad, Viasat Employee

  • 3048 Posts
  • 1069 Reply Likes
Just follow the link Old Labs posted and you'll be able to add additional Gmail accounts to your outlook.