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How To Get Imap Account Settings for Gmail?

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is the incoming protocol that allows an email client to communicate with email service providers like Yahoo, Gmail, and more. Sync email status, accessing multiple mailboxes on a single server, content searching on the server-side are the advantages of using IMAP. This page covers the IMAP account settings for Gmail. If you wish to receive or access your Gmail messages on other devices, then the IMAP protocol will be the right choice. To configure your Gmail account using IMAP, you need to use he IMAP settings.

Imap Account Settings for Gmail 

IMAP settings for Gmail

  • IMAP Server address:
  • IMAP Username: Your full Gmail address
  • IMAP password: Your Gmail account’s password
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP TLS/SSL: Yes, required
  • Now, configured the IMAP account settings for Gmail.

To send an email message from your Gmail account, you need to configure the SMTP settings too. 

SMTP setting of Gmail

  • SMTP Server address:
  • SMTP username: Your full Gmail address
  • SMTP password: Your full Gmail password
  • SMTP Port: 587 (TLS ) or 465 (SSL)
  • SMTP TLS/SSL: Yes, required.

Before configuring your Gmail account with any email client, make sure to enable the IMAP option on your account settings.

Enabling IMAP in Gmail

  • Sign in to your Gmail account.
  • Click the Gear icon.
  • Go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab followed by the IMAP access section.
  • Click the radio button beside the Enable IMAP option.
  • Make sure to click the Save Changes button available at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now, you can configure your Gmail account on any email client with IMAP.
  • In case if you encounter any issues while configuring the Gmail account, then the following causes will be the reason for the issue.
  • Mistyped account credentials or server information.
  • 2-factor authentification is enabled.
  • IMAP is disabled in your Gmail account settings.
  • The email client doesn’t support Google’s latest security standards. Finally configure the IMAP account settings for Gmail.