What Are Gmail POP and SMTP Settings?

September 15, 2019 | Posted by: Meghan Donovan
What Are Gmail Pop and SMTP Settings?

If you're looking to set up access to your Gmail or G Suite email account in other email clients on your phone or PC such as Outlook or Thunderbird, you're probably wondering what are Gmail Pop settings and what are the Gmail SMTP settings that you need.

In this short article we'll provide you with everything you need to know to set up remote access to your Gmail inbox from your phone or desktop using any third-party email client.

Gmail SMTP Settings

Gmail SMTP Settings

SMTP username: Your Gmail address (including the @gmail.com)

SMTP password: Your Gmail password

SMTP server address: smtp.gmail.com

Gmail SMTP port (TLS): 587

SMTP port (SSL): 465

SMTP TLS/SSL required: Yes

Gmail SMTP Settings Not Working?

If you can’t send an email after inputting these Gmail SMTP settings, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot your problem.

  • Make sure you used @gmail.com in your SMTP username.
  • Make sure you typed in your password properly.
  • Check that you didn’t misspell smtp vs smpt or stmp (it happens).
  • Use port 587 without TLS/SSL required.
  • Don’t send more than 500 emails per day (hard limit).

Gmail POP3 Settings

Gmail POP3 Settings

POP username: Your Gmail address (including the @gmail.com)

POP password: Your Gmail password

POP server address: pop.gmail.com

Gmail POP port (TLS): 995

Requires SSL: Yes

Gmail POP3 Settings Not Working?

If you can’t send an email after inputting these POP settings, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot your problem.

  • Make sure you used @gmail.com in your POP username.
  • Make sure you typed in your password properly.
  • Make sure SSL is enabled.

If you still experience problems with your Gmail POP3 and SMTP settings, you probably need to enable and/or configure a setting within your Gmail account.

In most cases, you will need to allow insecure apps to work with your account in your Gmail settings.

Related: Gmail vs Outlook for Business

Wrapping Up

If you're using a third-party email application on your mobile device or desktop then the Gmail SMTP and POP settings should do the trick. If you're still experiencing problems, here are links to some of the best resources on the subject: