Connect MS Outlook 2016 to Gmail

Lou Dufresne
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Can I connect my Outlook 2016 to my Gmail account? I like reading my messages from Outlook. Do I connect it the same way I connected my Outlook 2013 to my Gmail account.

Thanks for you assistance.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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As far as I know, yes.  Same account and port settings.

You may need to use Control Panel, Mail, Email Accounts to set up the account manually

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timgreen7077Exchange Engineer
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yes you can connect outlook 2016 to tour gmail account. you can connect it via the same process that you used when connecting outlook 2013. the process is the same.
Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist

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Even easier: When you launch Outlook, if not prompted, choose File>Account Settings>Account Settings> New
When you type in your Gmail address, Outlook should automatically configure the account so that you can view all of your email and manage via Outlook. You may also add additional email accounts to your Outlook and manage all from your Outlook app.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Make sure that works. Sometime the Outlook 2016 will not allow correct POP settings. It might work for IMAP. Outlook 2016 created some issues a while back so to be very certain, I use the Process above that I described. No chance for error that way.
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Hi Lou,
Do I connect it the same way I connected my Outlook 2013 to my Gmail account.
The process of connecting Outlook 2016 is similar to Outlook 2013, except that there is a new GUI to content with. One important thing to be aware of is that you may need to set up and configure an App password with your Gmail account for Outlook to connect to Gmail successfully if you have 2-factor authentication turned on, as well as Gmail set to not accept connection from less secure apps, or you will surely strike the "repeating password" issue many others have faced when connecting their Outlook to Gmail servers.

Everything above, including step by step instructions on connecting and configuring Outlook 2016 to Gmail is explained in an article I wrote here on Experts Exchange. Take a look and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them as best I can.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project Manager

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Thanks everyone for your assistance.

Ldufresne
Andrew LeniartIT Professional | Freelance Journalist | Looking for Opportunities
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You're very welcome Lou. Glad I could be of help.

Regards, Andrew

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