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How Do I Enable IMAP/POP on Google Mail?

Enabling IMAP for Google@UH Gmail

To setup IMAP for Google@UH Gmail, you must first enable IMAP by:

  • Log into Google@UH Gmail.
  • Click on the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings.
  • Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  • Under IMAP Access, select the radio button for Enable IMAP and click on Save Changes. You should be back viewing your Inbox.
  • Click on Settings again.
  • Click on the Labels tab.
  • Find the All Mail label and make sure Show in IMAP is unchecked.
  • You may now open and configure your email client.

Enabling POP for Google@UH Gmail

To Setup POP for Google@UH Gmail, you must first enable POP by:

  • Logging into Google@UH Gmail.
  • Click on the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings.
  • Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  • Under POP Download, select the radio button for Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  • Choose what to do with your messages when they are accessed by a POP client.
  • Click Save Changes

Click here to enable POP for access from multiple computers.

Click here for additional IMAP/POP and SMTP settings.

This article is part of the Google@UH Gmail FAQs article.
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Article ID: 1147
Created: Thu, 13 May 2010 3:04pm
Modified: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 8:30am