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Title:
Princeton Gmail: Configuration settings for MS Outlook 2011 for Mac
Synopsis:
Princeton Gmail configuration settings for Outlook 2011 for OS X.


Solution:

If you do not have a copy of Outlook 2011, you can purchase Microsoft Office from the OIT Software Store at: www.princeton.edu/softwarestore.


Enable IMAP in Princeton Gmail
In order for you to be able to retrieve your email messages in an email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Entourage, etc.), IMAP access has to be enabled.

To Enable IMAP:

  • Sign in to Princeton Gmail
  • Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings
  • Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  • Select Enable IMAP
  • Click Save Changes

To configure an IMAP account in Outlook 2011:

  • Start Outlook
  • From the Tools menu select Accounts
  • Click the icon next to email Account
  • Enter your account information in the form of your netID@princeton.edu and your password
  • In the new window configure it as you see in the image below, making sure to select IMAP for the account type
  • In the Incoming server field enter imap.gmail.com
  • Check "Use SSL to connect"
  • In the Outgoing server field enter smtp.gmail.com
  • Check "Use SSL to connect"
  • Check the box next to "Override default SMTP port" and enter 587 in the box
  • Click Add Account button to save your settings
  • With the account added, Click on the newly created account and then click on the "More Options..." button in the Outgoing server settings
  • For SMTP Authentication, select Use Incoming Server Info and click Ok


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Last Updated:
August 27, 2012

Solution ID:
1115