How Do I Enable IMAP/POP on Google Mail?


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You can enable IMAP or POP on your Google mail account by following the instructions given below in two steps.


You would have to permit IMAP or POP entrée or access by doing so from the Gmail account settings before you can access your emails using IMAP or POP. To do so:

• Open your internet browser.
• Open your Gmail account next and navigate over to settings by clicking on the gear icon located on the top right corner of the screen.
• Search for the tab marked “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”.
• Click on it and check the box for the option that enables IMAP access and POP download located therein the tab.


The next step involves granting access to the third party mail clients like Outlook or Thunderbird or any other email client that you prefer. However there is a slight chance that Google might block these email clients. So to unblock them:

• Either click on this link or paste this link in your browser. It provides you with a link to grant access to your email client under the “Less secure apps” in MyAccount.
• Click on that link and follow instructions mentioned therein to enable your email account for IMAP or POP.


Enter the following settings in the IMAP account for you Gmail account.

Port – 993
Server name – imap.gmail.com
Secure connection – SSL
Username – youremail@gmail.com

Enter the following settings in the POP account for your Gmail account

Port – 995
Server name – pop.gmail.com
Secure connection – SSL
Username – youremail@gmail.com

Enter the following settings in the SMTP account settings

Port – 465
Server name – smtp.gmail.com
Secure connection – SSL


Port – 587
Server name – smtp.gmail.com
Secure connection – StartTLS/TLS

If you still face any kind of issue regarding this you can call up the google customer service number 1- 855-791-4041

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I hope this tip would also work for my google account as i am also facing recovery issue with my email account. <a href="https://babasupport.org/software/skype-customer-support/326">skype-customer-support </a>
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