Configuring LTC Gmail in Microsoft Outlook 2007
Using Microsoft Outlook 2003?  Click here for step-by-step setup instructions.

GMail's Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) feature you can synchronize email to your Microsoft Outlook 2007 software, since the mail stays on the server. 

If you have not already setup your Google Mail for IMAP, please proceed with the following two steps, if yes, skip to number 3.

1.  Click here or enter the following link to log into your e-mail: 
  • Enter Your Username & Password
  • Go to Enable IMAP in your Gmail Settings (To configure IMAP for your device, just follow the steps below:)
  • Open your Settings panel in Gmail, and then click on the "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" tab.

2.  Now click the Enable IMAP radio button, and click Save Changes.

3.  Add Account to Outlook

Use the Tools menu you to open the Account Settings panel.

4.  If this is your first account you'll be prompted for the wizard, otherwise you'll need to click the New button under the E-mail tab.

5.  Now select the "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP" option and hit next.

6.  Select the checkbox for "Manually configure server settings" and everything on that page will gray out. Hit the next button again.

7.  Now select "Internet E-mail"  (Didn't we just do this? This wizard is taking too long…)

8.  Finally we can enter some settings! Add in all your personal information here.

9.  Click on the "More Settings" button and find the Outgoing Server tab, where you'll need to check the box for "My outgoing server requires authentication"

10.  Now choose the Advanced tab, and enter the following values (Very important)

  • Incoming Server: 993
  • Incoming Server encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing Server: 587
  • Outgoing Server encrypted connection: TLS

Note: If you are having an issue with your sent email not showing up in Gmail, you can use the Folders tab, and then select the [Gmail] \ Sent Mail folder.

Note: Only do this step if your mail is not showing up, otherwise it will duplicate the sent mail.

11.  Now that you've closed out that dialog, you can click the Test Account Settings button to make sure everything is going to work.

12. If all goes well, you should see a success message.

Note: Some ISPs restrict outgoing mail, so if you have a problem sending a test message you'll need to consult with their documentation.

12. Accessing Your Mail

Now that everything is working you'll notice a new set of folders for your Gmail account. (I'm using Gmail apps, which is why you don't see an email address)

All of your labels will show up as separate folders, and the built-in "folders" in Gmail will be under the new [Gmail] folder.


Here's a few things to keep in mind:

  • Gmail Labels = Outlook Folders. To label a message, add it to a folder.
  • Gmail Stars = Outlook Flags.
  • Do Not move spam messages to the "Junk E-mail" folder in Outlook, move them to the [Gmail] \ Spam folder.
  • Outlook has a built-in Search Folder for "Large Mail", which will let you easily find messages with large attachments.

Now that you can access your starred and labeled messages, you can start using Outlook's excellent Search Folders to find messages more easily.