Enable POP in your email account

You can retrieve your Gmail messages with a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook or Netscape Mail.

To enable POP in Gmail:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

  4. Gmail POP Settings

     

  5. Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
  6. Choose the action you'd like your Gmail messages to take after they are accessed with POP.
  7. Configure your POP client* and click Save Changes.
*To learn about configuring POP access, please visit the POP client configuration list.
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