Gmail is my favorite (and the most popular) email client. It’s really efficient and light on your browser. I prefer to get my mails on Outlook though, because I travel a lot and web access isn’t easily available everywhere. However, just one Outlook Setting can turn your day for the worst. A Gmail Outlook setting can become a potential hazard to Outlook, your work and the rest of your life. Think of an erroneous Outlook setting like a banana peel. A slip could leave you with a busted back or ankle. All it takes is one ‘slippery’ Outlook setting.
Troubleshooting Gmail account issues with Outlook
Gmail is really versatile with Outlook. IMAP or POP3, both protocols can be configured seamlessly with Outlook. While setting them up is really easy, figuring out which Outlook setting is a pain when you have Outlook issues with Gmail.
Get to know your Gmail’s Outlook Setting. It’s pretty easy. Here are some Outlook setting tips:
- Ensure that you have enabled either the POP3 or IMAP protocol for the Gmail account you want to configure with Outlook.
- Confirm that you’ve enabled the protocol you wish to use by cross-checking with Gmail. Get over to the settings sections on your Gmail page and click’ Forwarding’ and the POP/IMAP tab. Enable the protocol which you setup in Outlook. Remember to Save Changes.
- There are other settings that can interfere with your configuration. Crosscheck each Outlook setting to see if they are Gmail compatible.
- If nothing else works, try deleting and recreating your Gmail account on Outlook.
These troubleshooting tips should help solve most of your Gmail problems with Outlook. If you still experience problems with your account, read up on the Gmail help section on configuring Gmail for Outlook. The technical bits can get quite confusing. If a Gmail Outlook setting baffles you, try Googling that setting individually or look up some good online tech support. They should get your account up and running in no time, for a small fee.