How to configure Forwarding and POP/IMAP access for your gmail.

Gmail gives you the option of activating POP and IMAP access on your account. This allows you to check and send mail using an email client like Mozilla, Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook.

You can also have Gmail forward all your mail to a specific email address.

Let’s learn how to do it.

Click the Settings drop down icon….

… then click Settings.

Click the Forwarding and POP or IMAP tab.

Click the Add a forwarding address button.

Enter the email address to which you wantyour emails forwarded…

… then click Next.

Click Proceed.

A confirmation code will be sent to the email address. Click OK.

Login to the email address that you have set as a forwarding address and copy the code sent by Gmail…

… then paste the code in the Verify window, and click Verify.

That’s it! The forwarding email address has been verified.

Next, enable the forwarding by clicking the Forward a copy of incoming mail to option, and selecting the email address.

Choose what you want Gmail to do with your mail after its been forwarded it to you from the drop down window.

We’ll set ours to archive.

Forwarding has been configured. Now . now.

POP or IMAP are protocols typically given to you by your web hosting provider for email accounts.

Click Enable POP for all mail.

As before, We’ll tell Gmail to archive mail after its been accessed with POP.

To finish setting up POP access, you’ll need to configure your email client. Click Configuration Instructions link to view the steps.

IMAP access is generally preferred over POP, as long as your mail client supports it.

IMAP is disabled by default… but here’s where you would enable it if you needed to.

When finished, click the Save Changes button.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to configure forwarding and POP or IMAP access for your Gmail account.

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