How to Configure Pop3 on a Google Apps Email Address with Your Personal Gmail Account

Configuring other mail clients

* Follow the instructions below to set up POP access in most POP clients.
* Google Apps users, please follow the default instructions unless otherwise noted, replacing ‘your_domain.com’ with your actual domain name.

We offer instructions for configuring some clients not in our supported client list. If you encounter difficulties, we suggest contacting your mail client’s customer support department — we’re unable to provide assistance for clients not in our supported POP client list.

Non-supported clients:
While we offer configuration instructions, we’re currently unable to provide support for these clients.

Entourage 2004
Entourage X
Eudora 5.1 (and higher) (Light Mode)
Eudora 5.1 (and higher) (Sponsored & Paid Mode)
Eudora for Macs
Foxmail 5.0
Mozilla 1.7
Netscape Mail 4.5, 4.6, or 4.7
Netscape Mail 6.2
Netscape Mail 7.x
SnapperMail
The Bat! v3.62 Professional Edition
Thunderbird 0.x

Standard instructions:

1. Enable POP in Gmail. Don’t forget to click Save Changes when you’re done.
2. Configure your client to match the settings below:
Incoming Mail (POP3) Server – requires SSL: pop.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – requires TLS or SSL: smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
Account Name: your full email address (including @gmail.com or @your_domain.com)
Email Address: your email address (username@gmail.com or username@your_domain.com)
Password: your Gmail password

Unless you’re using recent mode to download mail to multiple clients, make sure you’ve opted not to leave messages on the server. Your Gmail settings determine whether or not messages stay on the server, so this setting in your client won’t affect how Gmail handles your mail.

Please note that if your client does not support SMTP authentication, you won’t be able to send mail through your client using your Gmail address.

Also, if you’re having trouble sending mail but you’ve confirmed that encyrption is active for SMTP in your mail client, try to configure your SMTP server on a different port: 465 or 587.
3. You’re now ready to use POP with your Gmail address.

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