Gmail and MS Outlook are the two most used email client applications by the users. I am sure that you must have felt difficulty in logging into two different accounts. The only way out is to synchronize Gmail account to Outlook.
It is really easy to say that we can sync Gmail to Outlook but hard to do when we implement it. If you go through the whole article then I guarantee you that you must be able to import Gmail account to MS Outlook easily. You just have to follow the simple steps and implement it on your screen.
Steps to Synchronize Gmail to MS Outlook Account:
- Create Gmail ID
- Login with that ID
- Enable IMAP access in Google Settings
- “Less Secure Apps” option should be enabled
- Add Gmail Account in Outlook
These five major steps will help you to add Google account to MS Outlook. But they are not that much easy to implement as they look. So I here to spoon feed my readers. Now I am going to tell you the various steps for implementing these major steps.
How to Create a Gmail Account
Step 1– Go to www.gmail.com and click on create an account.
Step 2- Enter your name, password, and check for the username availability.
Step 3- Choose your Country code and enter your Phone Number and click on “Next” to continue.
Step 4- Enter the code you will receive and then click on verify. Once you verify your account then your Google account will be created. If due to any network issue you are unable to receive to receive the verification message then you can click on “Call Instead” option to verify your account.
So by now, you must be able to create a Gmail Account. Now you must learn how to log into the Gmail account because once you have created your account then you must access that account.
How to log into Gmail Account
There are three easy steps for doing so:-
Step 1- Open the Gmail login page.
Step 2-Enter your Email Address and click on “Next”.
Step 3-Enter your Password and click on next. Then this will make you access your account. You can click on “eye” icon to decode your password.
These are the three simple steps which can help you to log into the Gmail account.
Steps to Enable IMAP in Google
Step 1– Click on settings on the top corner.
Step 2– From the Dropdown menu open Settings.
Step 3- Go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
Step 4- In the IMAP Access select the “Enable IMAP” option and click on “Save Changes”.
Just by following these steps you can enable the IMAP Access Option.
Steps to Enable Access to Less Secure Apps
Step 1- Click on Gmail Account profile on the top corner and select your Gmail account.
Step 2- In the Google account click on Security.
Step 3- In Security scroll down to Less Secure App Access option and click on “Turn on access”.
Step 4- Turn on the option as shown below.
Once you enable this option you will be able to access less secure apps. You can apply these steps by yourself and there is no need for any technical guidance.
How to add Gmail Account to Outlook
Step 1- Open File Tab and click on “Add Account”.
Step 2- Add Account dialogue box will be opened where you have to enter the Gmail Username I.D, Email Address, and Password. Then click on Next.
Step 3-Choose the POP or IMAP option and click on Next.
Step 4- Go through the details you have entered and click on Next.
After this step, the Outlook will take some time to verify your Gmail Account. Once the account is verified then the confirmation dialogue box will appear with the message “Account Setup is Complete”. The time is taken in this whole process totally depends on the size of the mailbox.
Step 5- Now your Gmail Account has been Synced Successfully to MS Outlook.
How to Fix Outlook Issues
After reading the whole content I am sure that now you must be able to sync Gmail to Outlook. But actually, it is not as simple as it looks. Sometimes due to corruption, the Gmail account is unable to sync to Outlook. The PST files on Outlook are prone to corruption and it can damage your whole Gmail account after synchronization.
So I would suggest that you must first repair the Outlook PST files then only try to add the Gmail account to Outlook. If you are looking for a third party tool then you can find many on the web. But choosing the best one is a difficult task. According to me, you must try the Outlook PST Repair tool which is one of the best tools. It has a user-friendly interface which would help you to run it by yourself.
I hope you must have enjoyed reading this article as there are many interesting things you have discovered in it.