Gmail server settings

If you want to receive emails from any desktop clients e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird… you need to do the following setting  on the google account page.

First you need to log in to your google account page and go the the following address

If you have 2-Step Verification enabled, you won’t be able to enable this setting. so you need to first disable the 2-Step Verification setting first.


After you turn on the less secure app setting, then you can go to your gmail setting.

Under gmail setting, go to Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab


Forwarding and POP/IMAP

And then enable IMAP

and click save changes.

Then you can go ahead to your email client to config your gmail account setting to send and receive your gmail form your local email client. 

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