How To Solve The Issue Of Outlook Cannot Connect To Gmail

It is important to keep all your email accounts synchronized with each other to have access to all the emails on one-click. This not only helps you to save time but also makes your professional tasks sorted. Users often face issues when their outlook cannot connect to Gmail server and both of these email clients are majorly used for various professional purposes. Now, the most common issue one might face while linking his/her Outlook to Gmail account is when the former mail client keeps asking about user’s credentials such as server, username, and password but still it is unable to connect.

In this article, we are going to show you the steps which will help you when your Outlook cannot connect to Gmail and will save you the hustle to look for solutions again and again.

Steps For Solving The Issue Of Outlook Cannot Connect To Gmail

  • First you’ll need to sign-in to your Gmail account.
  • Now go to the “Settings” page.
  • In the settings page, scroll to the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab on the top.
  • Under IMAP access, enable the IMAP.
  • Save your changes and Open up your Outlook account.
  • In Outlook, scroll to the “File” option and select the “Add Account” option.
  • Now, select the “Manual setup of additional server types” option and then click on Next.
  • Now, select “Pop or IMAP” option and enter all the fields such as:


In User information

Your name

Your email address


In Server information

Type, in the Incoming mail text field.

Type, in the outgoing mail text field.


In Logon Information field

Enter your Gmail address and password.

  • Now, click on the “More Settings” button and under Outgoing Server, choose “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” option.
  • Now, switch to the “Advanced” tab and choose the “use SSL to encrypt your connection” option from the drop down menu.
  • Enter 993 for IMAP port number and 465 for SMTP port number.
  • Save your changes and open up your Gmail account.
  • In the setting page, scroll to “Sign-in & security” and select “Apps with account access” option.
  • Now, turn on the “Allow less secure apps” option.
  • Save your changes and you have successfully connected your Outlook account with the Gmail account.


Now that both of your accounts have been connected, all your emails will be synchronized together in one place and you will not have to face “Outlook Cannot Connect To Gmail Server” issue ever again.

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