Step 1

To get started to import POP3 email into your Gmail account, click on the gear icon in the top right area of your Gmail. Then click settings.

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 1

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 1

Step 2

Once you are in settings, click on the ‘Accounts and Import‘ tab.

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 2

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 2

 

Step 3

Where it is titled ‘Check email from other accounts (Using POP3)‘, click on ‘add a POP3 mail account you own‘.

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 3

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 3

Step 4

Enter your email address.

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How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 4

Step 5

Enter your email settings. These settings are listed out below:

Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)

Username: full email address
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server: mail.{yourdomain}e.g. mail.mydomain.co.za

  • IMAP: Port 993
  • POP3: Port 995
Outgoing Server: mail.{yourdomain}e.g. mail.mydomain.co.za

  • SMTP: Port 465
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.

Non-SSL Settings (NOT Recommended)

Username: full email address
Password: Use the email account’s password.
Incoming Server: mail.{yourdomain}e.g. mail.mydomain.co.za

  • IMAP: Port 143
  • POP3: Port 110
Outgoing Server: mail.{yourdomain}e.g. mail.mydomain.co.za

  • SMTP: Port 25
Authentication is required for IMAP, POP3, and SMTP.

 

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 5

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 5

 Step 6

Click ‘Next Step

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How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 6

 Step 7

Enter your desired name that you would like people to see when you send them mail.

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How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 7

 Step 8

Select ‘Send through Gmail‘ – it is a lot easier to set up.

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How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 8

 Step 9

Click ‘Send verification‘.

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How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 9

 Step 10

Follow step 1 and step 2 again. Once you are in the tab ‘Accounts and import‘, you will see your new email address listed under ‘Check email from another account‘. Click on ‘Check mail now‘. This is just to speed up the process, as Gmail can take up to an hour to retrieve POP3 mail. It does get faster, the more mail you receive.

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 10

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 10

 Step 11

Check your Gmail inbox and within a minute you should receive an email from Gmail to verify that you own this email address. Open the email and click on the link that they have provided.

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 11

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 11

 Step 12

You are done! All set… You can now send and receive mail from multiple accounts from within your Gmail account.

An easy ‘how to guide’ on how to import POP3 email into your Gmail account.

How to add an email account to Gmail - Step 12

How to add an email account to Gmail – Step 12