Setup Gmail in Outlook 2016: Step by Step

Setup Gmail in Outlook 2016: Step by Step

Log in to your Gmail account and open the settings page using the little gear button. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and make sure IMAP is enabled and click Save changes.
a webmail view of Gmail Settings


Open Outlook 2016 and go to the File tab.
view of Outlook 2016 File tab
Then, just above the Account Settings button, click Add Account.
view of Outlook 2016 Add Account button
Select Manual setup or additional server types.
shows Outlook 2016 account types
Now, on the Choose Your Account Type step, select “POP or IMAP”.
view of Outlook 2016 IMAP choice
>>Add your user information and your host server information,
>>Account type: IMAP
>>Incoming mail server: imap.gmail.com
>>Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com

>>Then add your logon information as shown below.

shows server settings in Outlook 2016
Go to More settings and select the Outgoing server tab. Check the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and select the radio button next to Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
shows Gmail settings in Outlook 2016
1. In the same window go to the Advanced tab and verify the following.
2. Incoming server (IMAP): 993 or 143
3. Incoming server encrypted connection: SSL
4. Outgoing server (SMTP): 465 or 587
5. Outgoing server encrypted connection: TLS or Auto
6. Click OK when finished.
Advanced Settings in Outlook 2016
Click Next.
If you’ve entered everything correctly, both testing tasks will be completed successfully and then you can close that little window and again click Next.
Outlook 2016 test email successful
You’ll get the “You’re all set!” message,
Click Finish.
All Set message and Finish button.
And now you can check your email and “subscribe” to imap mailbox folders through Outlook 2016.
Outlook 2016 Gmail Inbox view