Are you looking to connect up to a business Gmail or normal Gmail account via IMAP and wanted to find the settings?
Below you’ll find exactly this.
Before getting started – allow IMAP for your Gmail account
First, you need to allow IMAP for your Gmail account. Without completing this step, the information you collect below will most likely not work for your Gmail account. To do this, you need to:
- Login to your Gmail or Google Workspace account and visit mail.google.com
- Hit the Gear (cog) symbol at the top right and click “settings”
- Select the “Forwarding and POP / IMAP” tab (its usually the sixth one along the row at the top)
- Scroll down to the IMAP settings and select “enable IMAP” (you can also make your settings change here too as required)
- Click “Save Changes” (which will be greyed out unless you actually change something)
Gmail IMAP Settings
Assuming IMAP is enabled in your Gmail, then the following will work to connect up.
Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – Requires SSL
Incoming Mail (POP3) Server – requires SSL:
Use SSL: Yes
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – Requires TLS or SSL
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 (user…@gmail.com). Google Workspace users, please enter user…@your_domain.com
Email address: your full Gmail address (user…@gmail.com) Google Suite users, please enter user…@your_domain.com
Password: your Gmail password
Troubleshooting – SMTP
Try switching your port if you’re having trouble sending, from 465 to 587 (or vice versa) also check your SSL / TLS settings are set to “required”.
Our recommendation for Apple / Android Devices
We recommend you don’t use your device’s built in “Mail” program to connect to Gmail or Google Apps, but instead use the Gmail app, which is available in Android from Google Play, or IOS from the AppStore. This should “just work” by logging into your Google account with your username (full email address) and password, and avoid a lot of connectivity issues in the process.