If your like me and many others all over the internet, you have multiple email accounts possibly one for friends/family, one for spam mail, and another you’ve had for years. Well wouldn’t you like to view them all in one place?
If you have Office for Mac 2008 version you can respond to and have at your finger tips one place to see all your mail from multiple sources. I’m only talking about Office 2008 Mac, but you could be doing this with other email clients such as thunderbird.
Settings for GMAIL
First inside of your gmail account you have to let GMAIL know that you want to be able to view your mail from other sources. In the top right corner you will see what looks like a gear next to your name, click the gear icon and you get a drop down, click on “Mail Settings”.
Once inside of Settings, click on the heading labled “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” make sure to “Enable IMAP” here is where the process gets tricky.
Gmail changed the default settings ports that IMAP is associated with,so when you set up your client make sure to use SSL authentication.
- IMAP Server: imap.gmail.com
- PORT: 993
- SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
- SSL: yes
- PORT: 465 or 587
Make sure to use your full gmail address “email@example.com”, then your password and things should work well. If you still have a problem I have attached some links that helped me out.
Configuring other mail clients (gmail, google link)
Outlook 2007 mail client (gmail, google link)