Before you connect your Gmail to Outlook, there are certain steps that you need to take in your Google account for preparation. This requires a little bit of know-how, but it’s ultimately pretty easy to do. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the steps that are required before you can use your Gmail account for connecting to Outlook and Office 365. In the process, we hope you’ll get a better understanding of how these things work and what you can do to make it happen. Let’s get started with the first part of our instructional article. Here is How to Connect Gmail to Outlook.
How to Connect Gmail to Outlook
As stated earlier, before you can connect your Gmail account to Outlook, there are certain steps you need to take to prepare your Gmail account. You need to first turn on two-step verification for your Gmail and afterward create some kind of app password that Outlook will then use to connect to your Gmail address.
You will also have to complete this step if your administrator is planning on migrating your Gmail account to Office 365.
Enable your Gmail to be connected by Office 365.
There are certain steps that need to be taken if you want to enable your Gmail account to be connected by Office 365. These steps are rather simple, but they need to be followed exactly for this to work. We’re going to start off with the step of turning on two-step verification.
To turn on two-step verification.
In order to use an app password with your Gmail account, you first have to turn on two-step verification, and then get the password for the app. Once you have that password, you can use it with your username in order to connect to Gmail.
If you want to turn on two-step verification, you first have to sign into your Gmail account, then select Google apps followed by My Account. Once you’re on the My Account page, you want to select Sign-in & security.
Then, under the Password and sign-in method, pick the arrow next to two-step verification. You’ll then need to provide your password if you’re asked to.
Once you get to the Signing in with two-step verification webpage, choose the option known as Start setup. Re-enter your password if they ask you to, and then in the step for setting up your phone part of the process, either verify or go ahead and enter your cell phone.
On the next step, you want to enter your verification number that was sent to you and then choose the Verify option.
Once you get to the step for trusting this computer, you should choose next. Then, in the Turn on two-step verification section, pick confirm.
To create your app’s password.
In order to create your app’s password, you have to first sign into your Gmail account. Once you’ve done this, you’ll want to select Google apps followed by My Account. Once you’ve gotten to the My Account page, you want to choose Sign-in & security.
Under the Password & sign-in method, you should choose the arrow that’s next to the App passwords and then provide your password if you’re asked to enter it.
This next step is where it gets a tad complicated. On the Apps password page, you want to go to the drop-down for Select app and choose Other (custom name). You’ll then enter any name you choose, such as “MyConnection” and then click GENERATE.
Once you’ve done this, you can take note of the app’s password under the menu of Your app password for that device. You can also use this with the app’s Gmail address that you’re connecting to your Gmail account (or adding that Gmail account onto).
This combination, as a result, will then grant total access to the Gmail account you have by whichever app happens to be using it at that moment.
The great thing about this is that once you’ve entered the password for the app, you don’t need to remember it. It will automatically be used for your convenience. After going through a lot of these sometimes complicated steps, it’s nice to see that the password is automatically remembered and will never have to be entered again.
Optionally revoke the password for the app.
There are certain reasons that you might want to revoke the app password, even temporarily. This could be the case if you only need the Gmail account for a limited time. For example, for a mailbox for IMAP type of migration that the administrator is running, you can revoke the app password later on.
In order to revoke the password code for the app, you need to first sign in to your Gmail account. From there, you select Google apps followed by My Account. Once you’ve gotten to the My Account page, you choose Sign-in & security. Then, under the Password & sign-in method, you’ll want to pick the arrow next to App passwords.
Once you’ve done this, provide your password if you’re asked for it. Then, once you get to the passwords page for the App, select revoke alongside whichever app password you want to revoke. Once you’ve done this, the app password will be revoked and you will be able to start from scratch again.
Connecting to Outlook from your Gmail account can be a complicated endeavor. But just because it can be this way doesn’t mean it has to be. If you take it all and break it down into actionable, easy to follow steps, it all becomes pretty easy. The only real complicated step is entering your custom connection. Even that, though, isn’t too hard as long as you follow the instructions.
While this list isn’t exhaustive, it should get you well on your way toward setting up your Gmail account for connecting to Outlook and Office 365. It’s by connecting these accounts that you can make sure that you’re productive no matter what the job calls for. You’ll be ready to streamline your entire work process and connect important data between two incredibly useful programs. This is work that is essential.