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You can open your messages from Gmail in other mail clients that support POP, like Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Make sure POP is the best way to read your emails

IMAP and POP are both ways to read your Gmail messages in other email clients.

IMAP can be used across multiple devices. Emails are synced in real time.

POP can only be used for a single computer. Emails aren't synced in real time. Instead, they're downloaded and you decide how often you want to download new emails.

Step 2: Set up POP

First, set up POP in Gmail

1. On your computer, open Gmail.


2. Sign in with your “” and password.


3. In the top right, click Settings .

4. Click Settings.


5. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

6. In the "POP Download" section, select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.

7. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.


Next, Allow less secure apps to access your gmail

Go to your Google Account


Select Sign-in & Security


Scroll down to the bottom of Sign-in & Security page and turn on Allow less secure apps:ON


Then, make changes on your email client

Go to your client, like Microsoft Outlook, and check these settings.

Incoming Mail (POP) Server Requires SSL: Yes Port: 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server Requires SSL: Yes Requires TLS: Yes (if available) Requires Authentication: Yes Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587 If you use Gmail with your work or school account, check with your administrator for the correct SMTP configuration.
Server timeouts Greater than 1 minute (5 is recommended)
Full Name or Display Name Your name
Account Name, User Name, or Email address Your email address
Password Your Gmail password