Gmail provides best web based Email service to its users. Gmail provides a vast variety of features to fulfill almost all different needs of the users. It enables users to manage Gmail account very effectively. In spite of these features Most of users don’t feel any need of third party application to operate Email account.

But if you are using more than one Email services like Gmail. Yahoo mail, Hotmail or you are using more than one accounts of the same Email provider like two Gmail accounts. Then you can feel for an application which can manage your all Email accounts. Microsoft Outlook can be a very helping third party application. This single application can manage your all Email accounts very effectively without any difficulty. Now to start using Microsoft outlook we need to configure it with Gmail or other Email account. But we will discuss to set up outlook 2007 with Gmail account only by following simple steps given below:-

Firstly you have to change Gmail account settings to enable POP3 and IMAP options. Secondly you need to apply settings to Outlook 2007 to connect to Gmail servers.

Steps to Enable POP3 and IMAP in Gmail account.

Sign in to your Gmail account.

Click on Settings tab in right side on Gmail account home page.

Then click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

Enable IMAP Access option.

Click on save changes.

Steps for Configuration of Outlook 2007

Now open Microsoft outlook 2007 on your computer.

Go to Tools >> Account settings >> and Email tab in newly opened dialogue box.

Now click on New… option just under E-mail tab.

Put your name, E-mail address, and password in Auto Account setup dialogue box.

Tick manually configures server settings or additional server type option.

Press Next.

Select Internet E-mail button in Choose E-mail service dialogue box and press Next.

Now Internet E-mail settings dialogue box will open. In server information, select Account Type as IMAP, Incoming mail server as imap.gmail.com and outgoing mail server as smtp.gmail.com

Put your full Email address and Password under Logon Information. Tick the option Remember password. Then hit More settings.

Click on Advanced tab in newly opened window. Put Incoming server(IMAP) value 993  and select SSL as type of encrypted connection.

Put Outgoing server (SMTP) as 587 and select TLS as type of encrypted connection.

Now click on Outgoing Server tab in the same dialogue box. Tick My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication option.

Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server option and press OK.

Press Next on Internet E-mail settings dialogue box.

Finally click on Finish.

Congrats! Your Gmail account has been configured with Microsoft outlook 2007. You will see your E-mail account added in the list of E-mail accounts. Now  you can synchronize Gmail account folders with outlook 2007.