Other email clients like Microsoft Outlook and Apple Mail, use IMAP settings of Gmail to read emails. What actually an IMAP do is you can use different devices to synchronize your email. All email will be perfectly synchronize realtime with messages and folder settings.
The Gmail IMAP server settings for accessing incoming messages and online folders in any email program are:
Gmail IMAP settings
- Gmail IMAP server address:
- Gmail IMAP user name: Your full Gmail address (e.g. “me@ “)
- Gmail IMAP password: Your Gmail password
Note: Use an application-specific Gmail password if you have enabled 2-step authentication for Gmail.
- Gmail IMAP port: 993
- Gmail IMAP TLS/SSL required: yes
Important: For the Gmail IMAP settings to work in your email program, IMAP access must be enabled in Gmail on the web.
To send mail through Gmail from any email program, see the
For detailed instructions on setting up Gmail IMAP in your email program or service, see: