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  1. Open Windows Mail.
  2. Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts…
  3. Click Add…
  4. Select Email Account, and click Next.
  5. Enter your name as you would like it to appear in the ‘From:’ field of outgoing messages, and click Next.
  6. Enter your full email address in the format ‘’
  7. Fill in all necessary fields to include the following information:
  8. Incoming mail server type: POP3

    Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server:

    Outgoing e-mail server (SMTP) name:

    Outgoing server requires authentication: enabled

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  9. Click Next, and enter your full Gmail address (including ‘’) and your Gmail password. Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format ‘’
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  11. Click Next, and then check the box next to Do not download my e-mail at this time. Click Finish.
  12. On the Internet Accounts screen, make sure that your mail account is selected, and click the Properties button.
  13. On the Advanced tab, enter 465 in the in the box next to Outgoing mail (SMTP), and check the box next to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL).
  14. Check the box next to This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) under Incoming mail (POP3). The box next to Incoming mail (POP3) should automatically update to 995.
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  16. Click OK. You’re done! Close the Internet Accounts window and click Send/Receive to start checking your Gmail messages.