What are Gmail POP and SMTP settings and how to set up POP and SMTP in Gmail

In this fast pace life, as people are busy in day to day life the email servicing emerging as one of the most important needs for everyone. The Gmail is used as an interface to send and receive a message using an account created with your domain. In addition, using POP and SMTP settings a user can use Gmail as a client. Where SMTP is a push protocol and used for sending a message, the POP and IMAP are used to retrieve the mail from receiver's end. In this article, we have brought you a complete guideline to let you know what are Gmail POP and SMTP settings and How to set up POP and SMTP settings on Gmail.

To set up Gmail POP and SMTP settings, firstly, you need to enable the Gmail POP before these settings. While the server settings are important to access the incoming mail, you cannot access your email without setting up the proper settings in 'Send mail through your account. Here are some simple steps to set up your settings on your Gmail account.

How to set up POP settings in Gmail?

  • In the first place, you will have to go to Gmail on your desktop and log in with your email ID.
  • Where you will see a 'Settings' option in the right top corner and click on it.
  • In which you have to choose 'Forward and POP/IMAP' tab by clicking on it.
  • In the 'POP Download' section, you will see two option 'Enable POP for all mail' and 'Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on', choose any one of them.
  • After doing so, there is an option at the bottom of the page 'Save Changes' click on it in order to save the changes.

How to set-up Gmail POP3 and SMTP settings?

  • First of all, you will need to open Gmail on your desktop and log in with your email ID.
  • Where you will see a 'Settings' option in the right top corner and click on it.
  • In which you need to click on the 'Account and Import' option, where, in the 'Check mail from other accounts' section you need to click on 'Add a mail account'.
  • Then you need to type your email address created for your domain and click on the 'Next' option.
  • After that, you will require entering POP3 settings for your domain's email ID and click on 'Add Button'.
  • In order to continue with STMP settings click on 'Yes' and then click on 'Next'.
  • Further, you need to enter your name and check the 'Treat as an alias' box and click on the 'Next' option.
  • After doing so, you need to fill in the SMTP settings, Username i.e. your full email address, and the password.
  • As you click on 'Add Account', Gmail will mail you a verification code or link, click on that link or copy paste the code in the required field.

With this manual, you will be able to set-up Gmail POP and SMTP settings without taking any stress.

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