UARK Gmail Windows Setup

WAIT: Outlook might require you to use an IMAP password for UARK Gmail, which is created in Password Manager. Also make sure you and are connected to a secure Wi-Fi network before beginning UARK Gmail setup.

Outlook 2016

The following instructions will work for Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016.

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click the File tab and click Account Settings. Select Account Settings from the drop-down menu. From the Email tab, click New.
  3. Select "Manual setup or additional server types." Click Next.
  4. Select POP or IMAP. Click Next.
  5. Enter your name and UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  6. Select IMAP for the account type.
  7. In the "Incoming Mail Server" field, enter "imap.gmail.com."
  8. In the "Outgoing Mail Server" (SMTP) field, enter "smtp.gmail.com."
  9. In the User Name field, enter your UARK Gmail address (username@email.uark.edu).
  10. In the Password field, enter your IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Make sure the "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" box is unchecked.
  11. Click More Settings. Click the Outgoing Server tab.
  12. Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication." Make sure "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" is selected.
  13. Click the Advanced tab. Select SSL from the drop-down menu next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection" for the Incoming server.
  14. Select TLS from the drop-down menu next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection" for the Outgoing server (SMTP).
  15. In the Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number field, enter 587.
  16. Click OK and then click Next. Outlook will test the new account settings. When completed, click Close.
  17. Click Finish. Close the Account Settings window.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and your regular UARK password.
    Note: Do not use the special IMAP password when logging into email.uark.edu. 
  2. Click the Settings gear icon in the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Click the Accounts tab and click Google Account Settings.
  4. In the "Sign-in & Security" section of the My Account page, click Connected Apps & Sites.
  5. Click the ON button for Allow Less Secure Apps.

Troubleshooting

If you get an error during the setup process, follow the steps below to make sure IMAP is enabled for your UARK Gmail mailbox.

  1. Log into email.uark.edu with your UARK username and password.
    Note: Do not use the special IMAP password when logging into email.uark.edu. 
  2. Click the gear icon drop-down and then select Settings.
  3. Click Forwarding and then click Pop/IMAP.
  4. Click Enable IMAP. Click Save Changes.
  5. Repeat the setup instructions.

Updated 09/29/2015


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