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CETShow commentsTwo of the world’s most famous email servers can now be consulted within the same web page. Outlook, the older of the two, is more associated with the work environment, while Gmail is a more personal account. However, by following a few simple steps that we show you here, you can configure both to have a simpler interface.Thanks to the new Outlook update for Microsoft 365, it is now easier to add a Gmail account to Outlook. Whether you have Windows or Mac, here are the steps to configure both servers.For Windows For MAC

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Each one of these modalities of use has its advantages and disadvantages. To a large extent everything will depend on the preferences or needs of each one, for example, the availability of internet, security preferences, or devices where to manage email. Undoubtedly, cloud platforms for email give us the possibility of having our messages available anywhere and on any device. However, the local programs that we install on the computer offer greater functionality in most cases.

One of the best known and most used alternatives of this type is the one presented by Microsoft itself. Specifically, we are referring to the veteran Outlook, which most of you surely know well. This is a service that we can use both through its web version and through the program that we install on our computer. In this way we will have the possibility to manage all our email in the way that most interests us.

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First of all, let’s briefly explain what two-step verification is and what it is for. This security method is also known as two-factor authentication (2FA). Its purpose is to make it much more difficult for someone to gain access without permission or authorization to any of the personal accounts of the service where it is activated.

Although the procedure is simple and should not take long, you may have problems setting up your Gmail account in Outlook. That is why you should check if you have enabled the IMAP protocol in your Gmail account settings. Here’s how to do it:

IMAP is a communication protocol established between a user and a mail server. It allows you to synchronize all your emails on different devices, for example, and keep them up to date. Thus, if you open a Gmail email (in Outlook) IMAP ensures that it also appears as “read” once you access the official Gmail application.  Currently, Gmail keeps IMAP enabled for all its accounts, so you only need to perform this step to make sure that you do indeed have this functionality enabled and have not modified it. Otherwise, you may have problems linking your Gmail account in Outlook.

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When you are inside your Gmail account click on the gear icon at the top right (1), and among the options that pop up click on Settings (2) to enter the menu to configure your email.

A second pop-up window will open asking you if you want to synchronize your emails, your contacts, calendars and various other Microsoft items in Gmail. In this window just click Yes to agree to import your Outlook or Hotmail account into Gmail.

Wait a few seconds after clicking the Yes button, and you will get a message saying Close this window to continue. Follow it and click the close window button at the top right, but leave open the pop-up window where the main process is being performed.

After closing the other window, in which the main process is running, you will access the second step of the process. Here you can select whether you want to import contacts, mails you already have or new mails. Choose all 3 to use Hotmail completely in Gmail, and then click on the Start Import button.

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