Have you ever used an email client like Outlook to send emails using your Gmail address? Yes, that is possible and can be done easily if you enter the right Gmail SMTP server settings. The email client needs the information about how you can communicate with Gmail’s server and that is done through Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) settings. The server settings are the same for whatever email service you want to use with Gmail.
Here are the SMTP settings for Gmail that will come handy whenever you have to send emails from your Gmail address using any other email service.
Gmail SMTP server address: smtp.gmail.com
Gmail SMTP username: Your complete Gmail address (for instance, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gmail SMTP password: Gmail’s password
Gmail SMTP port (TLS): 587
Gmail SMTP port (SSL): 465
Gmail SMTP TLS/SSL required: Yes
It just requires you to enter the above settings correctly whenever you are trying to send emails from Gmail through any other email client. There is no other technical know-how involved and the entire process will consume just a few minutes.
The first step is to add your Gmail account to the other email client using your email address and password. The next moment, Gmail SMTP settings will appear where you just have to enter the information provided in the above section.
If you don’t get them at the beginning, you can explore the Google mail account settings section to find the SMTP settings. The location may differ depending on the email client you are using. Another important thing regarding the SMTP settings is that you can’t just keep on sending emails as there is a limit to it. You are only allowed to send a total of 500 emails per day that is sufficient for an average user.
Also, remember that SMTP settings are just helpful in sending emails and you need to set up POP or IMAP settings in order to receive Gmail emails on a different email account.