unable to connect to gmail account via outlook 2007

blossompark used Ask the Experts™
I am trying to configure my outlook 2007 on windows 10 laptop to my gmail account.
I have set up the POP settings on my gmail account.
when I try to connect to my gmail account via  the outlook client  I get a message "Problem Connecting to Server"
an encrypted connection to your mail server is not available. click next to attempt using an unencrypted connection
i've tried that also...
and also manually configuring server settings but no joy...
any guidance appreciated...thanks
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change your gmail account setting to allow less secure apps into your account

Then it will work


thanks Mahesh, all good now :-)
Devin BeckerIdentity Management and Security
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On the Outlook settings, have you made sure to set the "Requires SSL" checkbox to yes/checked?

Have you also done the same on the outgoing(SMTP) server settings? along with "Requires TLS" which should be enabled if available. along with "Requires Authentication" checked as well.

Also check your port numbers just in case, POP: 995, TLS/STARTTLS: 587

also the server names are: pop.gmail.com
and smtp.gmail.com

Please let me know if you need further help with this issue,

Devin Becker

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