Microsoft outlook can be set with Gmail account, not like those days when it was very hard and difficult to use Microsoft outlook with Gmail account. Newer versions of Outlook make this easier than ever. You will need to enable a couple of settings on the Gmail account, and then connect to your Gmail account with Outlook.
This process requires two separate methods, each of the method on the account respectively. The joy of it is that, both account and the feature are free. Therefore keep reading as you will learn how to use Microsoft outlook with Gmail. The methods are:
1. Prepare your Gmail account
2. Connecting your outlook account with your Gmail account
Prepare your Gmail account
Preparing you Gmail account with Microsoft outlook account requires few steps from your Gmail account. This simply means, you must have an active Gmail account in other to connect it with your outlook account. Without wasting our time, here are the steps to use Microsoft outlook with Gmail account.
Step 1 ====> Visit Gmail site and log in to your account: provide your login details
Step 2 ====> Click the setting gear icon at the top right corner on your screen
Step 3 ====> Chose the setting from the drop down menu as a result on your click on the gear icon
Step 4 ====> Then click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
Step 5 ====> At the IMAP Access section, select the Enable IMAP option and then click the Save Changes button.
That is all you have to do on Gmail settings in other to connect Microsoft outlook with Gmail account.
Connecting Your Outlook Account with Wour Gmail Account
Now that you have completed the setting aspect on Gmail account, it is high time to connect Microsoft outlook with Gmail account. This method also needs some steps, here are the steps as follow.
Step 1 ====> Visit outlook website and log in to your account, just provide your credential and hit login.
Step 2 ====> In Outlook, open the File menu and click the Account Settings button.
Step 3 ====> On the dropdown menu, click the Account Settings option.
Step 4 ====> Now in the Account Settings window menu, click New…
Step 5 ====> Add your Gmail address and click Connect.
Step 6 ====> Add the password for your Gmail account and then click Connect.
You should see your Gmail account added to your Outlook Account Manager menu. You can go ahead and close that window.
Finally on Microsoft Outlook with Gmail
With the steps on these methods, you have connected Microsoft outlook with Gmail account. As you can see, the steps in the methods are simple and easy to follow. If you have any question on this article, feel free to ask your question and drop it on the comment box bellow.