Also note that since every email programme is different, the following instructions are broad - you may need to consult the help pages of your email software to check the process of adding a new IMAP Account.
Step One - enable IMAP in Gmail
- Sign in to Gmail.
- Click the gear in the top right.
- Select Settings.
- Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
- Select Enable IMAP.
- Click Save Changes if it is not automatically saved
Step Two - Set up Gmail on your email software
Most email software clients will automatically configure the appropriate IMAP connection settings for your account. Below the instructions are additional settings that you may need to use.
- Open your email software,
- Click on add new account
- Choose IMAP (not Pop3)
- Enter your Gmail account email address & password
- Incomming / Outgoing server settings:
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLS
Port: 465 or 587
Requires SSL: Yes
Requires authentication: Yes
Use same settings as incoming mail server
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full Gmail address ([email protected]).
Email address: your full Gmail address ([email protected])
Password: your Gmail password
Also, if you're having trouble sending mail but you've confirmed that encryption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port: 465 or 587.
Check this article for further setting for your email client: https://support.google.com/mail/