5 MINUTE HELP DESK – HOW TO
SETUP GMAIL IN
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK​

5 MINUTE HELP DESK – HOW TO
SETUP GMAIL IN
MICROSOFT OUTLOOK​

5 Minute Help Desk – How to Setup Gmail in Microsoft Outlook

We bring you a new series ‘5 Minute Help Desk’ on the most common requests that our helpdesk deal with. We will give you simple steps on how to solve those issues. But if you prefer talking to us directly, we are of course just a call or email away. Here is the first article in the series – How to setup Gmail in Microsoft Outlook.Setup Gmail in Microsoft Outlook

These steps are the same whether it’s the first Gmail account or additional Gmail accounts being added to Outlook.

Step 1: Login to your Outlook Account. From File, select Add Account.

5 Minute Help Desk – How to Setup Gmail in Microsoft Outlook

Step 2: Enter your Gmail address. Click Connect.

How do I setup gmail in Microsoft Outlook | 5 Minute Help Desk

Step 3: You’ll get the below window asking for your password. Enter the password and click on Sign in.

How do I setup gmail in Microsoft Outlook | 5 Minute Help Desk

If you had enabled 2-factor authentication for Gmail, you’ll be prompted to enter the code that is sent to your mobile. Enter the password and click on Next. If 2-factor authentication is not enabled – skip to step 6- factor authentication section.

Step 4: The Google account permissions window appears. Click Allow at the bottom.

How do I setup gmail in Microsoft Outlook | 5 Minute Help Desk

Step 5: Go to your Gmail account or sign in in a different window. Click on Google apps icon(3 rows of dots) in the upper right corner of the screen > select Account

Step 6: On the left sidebar, select Security. Scroll down to Signing in to Google. If 2-Step Verification is OFF, change it to ON by clicking on >next to OFF. Then in App Passwords line select the > at the right.

How do I setup gmail in Microsoft Outlook | 5 Minute Help Desk

Step 7: Enter your Google password and select Sign in. In the next screen, go to the bottom, select Mail and your device from the drop-down lists. Here we have selected Windows Computer. Click on Generate.

How do I setup gmail in Microsoft Outlook | 5 Minute Help Desk

Step 8: An app password is generated. Copy this password (without the spaces) and enter when Outlook prompts you for a password in the 2-step verification step.

How do I setup gmail in Microsoft Outlook | 5 Minute Help Desk

Follow Step 3 and 4 and your set-up is complete. You can now access your Gmail account in Outlook.

Note: IMAP is auto-enabled after a Gmail account is connected to Outlook.

For more help on Gmail setup, contact us at today or email at helpdesk@computingaustralia.group.

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Gordon Murdoch | Blog author | Computing Australia

Gordon Murdoch

Gordon is the Service Delivery Manager at The Computing Australia Group, he is responsible for the delivery of all Computing Australia technical support services. It is a busy portfolio to manage as we have a lot of techs and our clients generate thousands of new tickets every day. If you are looking for a tech company that is passionate about service delivery, give Computing Australia a go. Many of our clients have been with us for all of our last 20 years of operation which is something we are all proud of here.

Gordon Murdoch | Blog author | Computing Australia

Gordon Murdoch

Gordon is the Service Delivery Manager at The Computing Australia Group, he is responsible for the delivery of all Computing Australia technical support services. It is a busy portfolio to manage as we have a lot of techs and our clients generate thousands of new tickets every day. If you are looking for a tech company that is passionate about service delivery, give Computing Australia a go. Many of our clients have been with us for all of our last 20 years of operation which is something we are all proud of here.

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