Microsoft Outlook Online has a special button to add a Gmail account to your online email client. Here’s how to get your Gmail emails to Outlook in just a few clicks.
We showed you how to add other email accounts to Outlook Online, but that process involved configuration pages that wanted to know things like port numbers and POP or IMAP server names. Granted, Outlook would usually fill in that information for you if it could, but it̵
In an effort to make the process easier and in recognition that there are over 1.5 billion Gmail accounts, Microsoft has added a dedicated “Add Gmail Account” button to Outlook Online. This is how it works.
After opening the Microsoft Outlook desktop website, click the New E-mail Account icon. From there, choose the Gmail option.
A new tab will open with the Gmail login screen. Enter your Google email address and click ‘Next’.
Enter your password for that Gmail account and click the “Next” button again.
Read the explanation about what you are granting Microsoft access to and (assuming you’re okay with the explanation) click ‘Allow’.
Outlook Online will now open and show you your emails sent to your Gmail account. You can switch between your Outlook and Gmail accounts with the buttons in the sidebar.
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