How To Enable IMAP In Your Gmail Account


In this tutorial, we will learn how to enable IMAP in your Gmail account. This process takes about 30 seconds to do. The benefit of turning on your IMAP in your Gmail means that you can use other email clients to check your email. This could be on your phone, tablet or computer.

Turn On IMAP in Gmail

To enable IMAP in Gmail go to and sign into your Gmail account. In the top right you will see a gear that we call a “cog”. It looks like this, click on it.

gmail settings cog

Next you will see another menu. You want to click on “See All Settings”.

Once you are in settings then click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP

forwarding pop imap

If you are having problems finding it, just click here and they will take you right to that section. Scroll down to where it says IMAP access. Make sure you tick the box “Enable IMAP and then click save at the bottom of the section.

Now you are ready-to-use IMAP. To see a video on how we do this, go to the next page.

How To Enable IMAP In Your Gmail Account was last modified: November 17th, 2021 by Maximus Mccullough

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