3/27/15

What is Gmail POP3 Settings ?

POP (Post Office Protocol) is a protocol used for downloading emails from remote server to local system or devices. If you are Gmail user and want to sync your emails with local mail client ( eg Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird), You need to enter Gmail POP settings in your client configuration.
Gmail POP3 Settings are:

Gmail POP Server:    pop.gmail.com
Gmail POP user:      your-email@gmail.com (Your Gmail Address)
Gmail POP password:  Your Gmail password / App Password
Gmail POP port:      995
TLS/SSL Required:    yes

Enabling POP in Gmail:

To access Gmail messages though pop, you must need to enable it first in your Gmail account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
    • Select one of Enable POP option
    • Choose required option for “When messages are accessed with POP”
    • Save Changes.

Generate App password (for 2-Step Verification Users)

If you have enabled 2-Step verification for your email account, you have to create an app password to use as Gmail SMTP password in above given settings. Go generate app password login to your Gmail account and follow below steps.
It will generate a new app password and show on-screen. Copy this password and use it for Gmail SMTP settings in your application code or settings

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