Setup Google Mail on Outlook Express


Are you still using Outlook Express? I don’t blame you, with Windows XP still being a popular Operating System and most of the functionality of a good email client already being available from Outlook Express… why not?

If you are using Google Apps for your business or would like to setup Gmail in your Outlook Express, follow these  instructions:

  1. Go to Tools > Accounts
    Setup Google Mail in Outlook Express
  2. Click Add > Mail
    Setup Google Apps on Outlook Express
  3. Type the Name (This name will be used on the emails going out)
    Setup Outlook Express with Google Apps
  4. Type the complete email address (the attached list will show you respective email addresses
    Outlook Express Google Apps Setup
  5. Enter Email Server Details
  6. Once you click next, type in your username and password. Your username is the full email address e.g.
  7. Then click next and then finish, you will be sent back to the screen you saw in step  2 above but with the new account listed in it. Select the new account and click properties.
  8. Now click Advanced and turn on “This server requires a secure connection (SSL)” for incoming and outgoing mail. Also make sure that the outgoing mail port is 587 and incoming is 995. Also, go to Servers tab and turn on “My server requires authentication.

That’s it your new email account is ready to be used on Outlook Express

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About Rohit Thakral

Rohit Thakral is a CEO of Target Integration Ltd, a Dublin based CRM and ERP company. Rohit graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology and then worked for a number of organisations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). You can find Rohit on LinkedIn at Rohit helps SME/SMBs to become efficient by using Information Technology and Business Process Automation tools. His expert areas are Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, Business Automation, Digital & Social Media Marketing.