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Gmail imap

You can archive email in two ways in your Gmail inbox. This can be done through POP3 and IMAP. Shortly after bending, messages with POP3 are stored on your computer or phone, so you can not retrieve and read them on other devices.

With Gmail IMAP all e-mails are stored on the server. This does not matter where or on which device you check mail from your Gmail account.

In’s regular view, you can not choose between POP3 or IMAP. You will need to use an e-mail application for this. Think about Outlook or Thunderbird.

How do I enable Gmail IMAP?

You can easily enable IMAP on Gmail by following the steps below.

1. Sign in to Gmail

Sign in to Gmail and make sure you’re signed in to the mail service.

2. Go to settings

When you sign in, you’ll see a gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. If you click this, a menu will appear. Then click the option: install.


On the relevant page, click Forward POP / IMAP

4. Enable IMAP

Click the ‘Enable IMAP’ option. Then click save changes.

You have now made the changes.

Gmail IMAP on iPhone

You can also enable Gmail IMAP on your smartphone or mobile phone. In the example below, we assume an iPhone.

It is only possible to enable IMAP in the Apple iOS mail program.

1. IMAP enabled?

Make sure that IMAP is enabled on the Gmail website (see instructions above).

2. Installation

Click the app’s settings on your iPhone

3. Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then click on ‘mail’.

4. Add account Add account

Gmail on your iPhone. To do this, you must enter the email address and password of your Gmail account.

5. Done

Click next and then save. Now you can use your Gmail account on your iPhone!

Gmail IMAP settings

Use the table below to update your app with the correct data. For help with updating your settings, look in your email application’s help center for instructions on configuring IMAP.

Server for incoming messages (IMAP) requires: yes

Port: 993

Outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires: yes

TLS required: yes (if available)

Verification required: yes

Port for SSL: 465

Port for TLS / STARTTLS: 587

Full name or display name Your name
Account name, username or e-mail address Your complete e-mail address
password Your Gmail password