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What Are the Gmail IMAP Settings?


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Question: What Are the Gmail IMAP Settings?
Looking for the Gmail IMAP server settings?
Answer: The Gmail IMAP server settings for accessing incoming messages and online folders in any email program are:
  • Gmail IMAP server address: imap.gmail.com
  • Gmail IMAP user name: Your full Gmail address (e.g. "me@gmail.com")
  • Gmail IMAP password: Your Gmail password
  • Gmail IMAP port: 993
  • Gmail IMAP TLS/SSL required: yes

To send mail through Gmail from any email program, see the

Note, also, that, as an alternative to IMAP access, you can access Gmail using POP.

For detailed instructions on setting up Gmail IMAP in your email program or service, see

(Updated January 2012)

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