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How To Configure Outlook 2016 In Windows 10?

Many people choose Outlook as their email client because of its robust features and capabilities. So, becoming familiar with the same can be useful to enhance the emailing task in the workplace. The Outlook email client allows you to manage contacts through simple navigation and keyboard shortcuts. So, if you want to know how to configure Outlook 2016 in Windows 10, here are the steps you are looking for.

How To Configure Outlook 2016 In Windows 10


Here we shall see the steps to configure a Gmail account in Outlook 2016.

  • Turn on your computer and establish an active internet connection.
  • Download the Microsoft Outlook application from Microsoft’s official website and follow the on-screen instructions to install the same.
  • On the Desktop screen, click on the search menu, type Outlook, and then tap Enter.
  • Now, you will see the Welcome screen of Outlook 2016.
  • Click on Next and it will ask you if you want to set up Outlook to connect to a Gmail account. If you already have a Gmail account with you, click Yes.  If you don’t have one, create a new Gmail account and click Yes on the above window. Following that, click on the Next button.
  • Click on the E-mail Account option.
  • Now, you need to enter your Name, E-mail Address, and Password and again retype your password for confirmation.
  • After entering all the necessary details of your Gmail account, click on the Next button.
  • Outlook will search for your mail server settings and automatically start the configuration process. Click on the Next button.
  • If you see any red cross sign in Log on to the server and send a test e-mail message, you need to open your Gmail account, click on your profile, and then click on My Account.
  • Now, click on the Sign-in and security option.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you can find Allow less secure apps. Enable the option.
  • Go to the Outlook configuration page and click on the Retry button.
  • Now, you can see that all the checks are successful with green tick marks. Click Finish to complete the process.

You have now know how to configure Outlook 2016 in Windows 10 with your Gmail account and all your email messages can be accessed from Outlook.