Configure Gmail for Microsoft Outlook

Access Gmail using Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2011 for Mac

In this tutorial we are going to see the steps required for configuring and accessing Gmail using Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2011 for Mac

Configure Gmail for Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013

Listed below are the steps for configuring Gmail in Office 2013 and Office 2010.

Step 1: When you are launching Outlook 2013 for the first time the following configuration wizard will be displayed.

Outlook welcome screen

Step 2: Click Next to continue with the setting up of mail account.

Microsoft Outlook account setup

Step 3: In the Add an Email Account screen, select Yes radio option and click the Next button.

Add gmail account screen

Step 4: In the Add Account screen, enter the your name, email address and the password and click the Next button. This should start displaying the below configuration screen.

Configuring Gmail

Configuring Gmail

Step 5: Click the Finish button to access your Gmail Account.


If you had already configured email accounts other than Gmail and want to access the New Account Setup wizard then you can do the following.

Step 1: Click on File menu and navigate to Info section.

Outlook Account Information

Step 2: Now click the Account Settings button. In the Account Settings screen, navigate to E-mail tab and click the New button.

Outlook Account Settings

This would display the Add an Email Account screen where you can enter your Gmail account information and follow the same steps that have been already covered.

Configure Gmail in Outlook 2011 for Mac

Click the Outlook menu and select Preferences from the displayed menu list.

Outlook 2011 Preferences

In the Outlook Preferences, click the Accounts Option.

Outlook 2011 Accounts tab

In the Accounts window, click + sign available on bottom left corner and select E-mail from the menu list.

E-mail tab

This would launch the following dialog asking the users to enter the Gmail e-mail address and password. After entering the credentials, tick the check box with label as Configure automatically then click the Add Account button.

Add account screen

This should automatically configure your Gmail account on Outlook for Mac 2011.

Configure Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook

In Category: Office 2013

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • SuperGURU October 29, 2012, 8:53 pm

    With Outlook 2013 it is also possible to add Gmail as an active synch Account (in Step 3 you have to select Manual).
    If you do it that way you also can synch your Calender and Contacts in Outlook!
    That’s one of the big new Features in Outlook, don’t know how you overlooked that ;).

  • padmakar November 26, 2012, 10:18 pm

    I’m launching Outlook 2013 for the first time. I followed Ur steps. I’m getting following Error
    and can not move forward

    Enter your username and password for following server
    Server :
    User Name: my_username

    Plz Help Me……..

  • taana December 15, 2012, 1:23 pm


  • Jerrin James January 3, 2013, 12:13 pm


    The issue you are facing is only because the mistake in the 3rd step, please select the “Add Account” and select e-mail account and complete the entire steps.

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