Add an IMAP Google connection to Microsoft Outlook 2010

Additional port and protocol information

Next, click the advanced tab where you will have to enter some port and additional protocol information.

Change the Incoming server port to 993 and the associated encryption protocol to SSL. Change the Outgoing server port to 587 and the associated encryption protocol to TLS. Click OK, which should you take you back to the Settings entry screen.

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