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How to set up Gmail

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How to set up Gmail: You recently read my guide on how to create a Gmail mailbox and therefore proceeded to create your first e-mail address with the Google home service. You did really well, I can’t tell you more! However, if you are here now and are reading this tutorial, it seems clear to me that you would like to understand how to configure its use from your favorite email client, both from a computer and from smartphones and tablets. I am wrong? No, indeed. Well, given the situation, why don’t you take a few minutes all to yourself and focus on reading the instructions on how to set up Gmail that you find below?

In the following lines I will in fact explain to you, in detail, everything that needs to be done to be able to configure your Gmail e-mail account both on a computer, using the client you prefer, both on smartphones and tablets. by setting the official Gmail app or any other email application that you intend to take advantage of. Believe me, it is much simpler than it may seem!

Then? What are you still doing standing there? Make yourself comfortable, take a few moments of free time and start reading this guide on how to set up Gmail. You will see, in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied to be able to do everything completely by yourself (or almost!). Let it bet?


How to set up Gmail on PC

Gmail’s e-mail can be consulted from a computer either via Webmail – therefore directly from the browser – or by means of special clients for managing e-mails. In this chapter I will explain, in detail, how to change the settings of the online mailbox and how to configure the latter in more “traditional” e-mail clients.

How to set up Gmail from a browser

Through the Web version of Gmail , in addition to consulting and sending emails, it is possible to modify some specific settings for the mailbox. To proceed, go to the home page of the service and, if necessary, log in by indicating your Google account credentials, in the appropriate fields.

Now, click on the gear symbol at the top, to view the quick options of the mailbox, in a dedicated panel: the display density , the graphic theme , the style of the mailbox, the position of the mailbox. reading and threading .

To view all the Gmail settings, click instead on the View all settings button , located at the top of the panel opened just now: the next screen is divided into tabs, each of which allows you to access a specific category of adjustments.

  • General : Here you will find general settings related to the service, such as language, default prefix for phone numbers, page size, timer for unsubscribing outgoing mail, reply options, text style, image management, spell checking and automatic correction. Furthermore, from this panel you can adjust the settings related to quick replies, desktop notifications and keyboard shortcuts, as well as customize your profile photo, labels and signature.
  • Labels : from here you can manage the labels that can be associated with email messages.
  • Inbox : From here you can change the behavior of the Inbox (mailbox style, categories displayed, reading pane, importance indicators, and so on).
  • Accounts and import : this section allows you to manage the import of messages from other accounts, to add other email addresses to be managed via Gmail Web and to allow or disallow other users to read the messages.
  • Filters and blocked addresses : this section allows you to create, modify or cancel filters and lists of blocked addresses.
  • Forwarding and POP / IMAP : from here you can customize the settings on message forwarding and enable or disable the POP and IMAP protocols.
  • Add- ons : from here you can manage the add-ons associated with the mailbox.
  • Chat and Meetings : This section allows you to adjust settings related to the Hangouts service.
  • Advanced : from here you can change other mailbox options (auto-advance, templates, keyboard shortcuts, and so on).
  • Offline : this section allows you to activate or deactivate the archiving of mail in offline mode (it is possible to access messages already received in the absence of connection; outgoing mail will be sorted during the first useful Internet connection).
  • Themes : from here you can define a graphic theme for the web mailbox.

After making the necessary changes, remember to press the Save / Save changes button , usually located at the bottom of each section, to apply them.

For more information, you can check out my full tutorial on how Gmail works.

How to set up Gmail in Outlook

How to set up Gmail in Outlook

To set up Gmail on Outlook , the famous program for managing e-mail from Microsoft, simply activate access to the Gmail mailbox via the IMAP protocol (operating from the Web) and, subsequently, configure the e-mail client to access the account in question.

So, to start, connected to Gmail Web and, after logging in to the mailbox, click on the gear symbol that resides at the top right and choose to access the service settings . Now, select the Forwarding and POP / IMAP tab , locate the IMAP Access box and put the check mark next to the Enable IMAP option , leaving all other settings unchanged. Finally, click on the Save changes button located at the bottom.

Now you are ready to add your Gmail address to Outlook: after opening the program in question, click on the File tab (top left), press the Add account button located in the panel that appears and enter your Gmail address in the appropriate text box.

Once this is done, click on the Connect button , wait for the password request and, when prompted, enter this information in the appropriate field (if you have activated two-step verification, you will also need to authorize access via app or code safety); now, authorize the communication between Outlook and Gmail by clicking on the Authorize button and wait a few moments for the program to automatically detect the mail server parameters.

After a few moments, you should see a window relating to the successful configuration of the mailbox: when this happens, remove the check mark from the box next to the item Configure Outlook Mobile also on my phone and click on the Done button to finish.

If you wish, you can also configure Gmail in other e-mail programs (such as Windows 10 Mail, Thunderbird, and so on), following a rather similar procedure; however, in some cases, you may be asked to enter the parameters relating to the incoming mail server (IMAP) and the outgoing mail server (SMTP). For your convenience, I’ll list them for you below.

Incoming mail server (IMAP)

  • Incoming mail server:
  • Port: 993
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Encryption method: TLS
  • Username: your e-mail address.
  • Password: the password of your Google account.

Outgoing mail server (SMTP)

  • Outgoing mail server:
  • Porta SMTP: 587 per STARTTLS, o 465 per SSL
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Encryption method: STARTTLS or SSL
  • Username: your e-mail address.
  • Password: the password of your Google account.

How to set default Gmail

How to set up Gmail in Outlook

On Windows 10 and macOS operating systems , it is possible to ensure that “clickable” e-mail addresses are managed directly via Gmail (by opening a new browser window, or the program in which the mailbox was previously configured).

To do this, if you use Windows 10 , open the operating system settings , by clicking on the gear icon located on the left side of the Start menu (accessible by pressing the flag symbol resident at the bottom left), press the App icon and then on the item Default apps , visible on the left. Finally, click on the icon below the wording E-mail and choose the e-mail program or browser you prefer, among those listed.

On Mac , you can get the same result by opening the Mail application (the envelope icon that resides on the Dock ) and going to the Mail> Preferences… menu . Once in the new window, click on the General tab and use the Default Email Application drop-down menu to choose the program you want.

How to set default Gmail

If, on the other hand, you have already configured the Gmail address in the program you usually use to manage e-mail and would like to set it as the default for sending new messages, proceed in this way.

  • Outlook : click on the File button , click on the Account Settings button twice in succession, open the E- mail tab and locate the account name to set as default. When you have found it, click on it and press the Set as Default button , located at the top.
  • Apple Mail : open the application, click on the File> Preferences … menu located at the top, open the Writing tab and use the Send new messages from drop-down menu to select the default account for sending new emails.

How to set up Gmail in Italian

How to set up Gmail in Italian

Is the Gmail web page displayed in a language other than Italian? In this case, all you have to do is access your e-mail box, click on the gear -shaped button at the top, press the button at the top of the panel that appears, the one relating to all settings (in English, for example, it is called See all settings ) and open the tab relating to general settings , from the page that appears later (in English, for example, it is called General ).

Finally, locate the drop-down menu dedicated to the Gmail display language (in English, it is called Gmail display language ), click on it and select Italian from the choices offered. Finally, click on the button to save changes at the bottom of the page (in English, it’s called Save changes ) and wait for the Gmail web interface to be loaded again: if everything went well, it should be translated entirely into Italian.

How to set up Gmail on Android

Now let ‘s see how to set up Gmail on Android for use through a dedicated app.

How to set up Gmail account

How to set up Gmail on Android

Generally, you can access the Gmail account configured on Android right away, simply by opening the default email app on the device.

However, if you need to associate a second Gmail address, or you have not yet added your email address to the device, do this: first, open the Android settings , by touching the gear symbol that resides in the Home screen or in the drawer, select the Account / Accounts and synchronization item and tap on the Add account option , visible at the bottom.

Now, tap on the Google icon and, when prompted, verify your identity using facial recognition, the fingerprint sensor, the pattern or the device password; then, enter your Gmail address in the appropriate field, tap the Next button , also enter the password and press Next again ; if required, complete the two-factor authentication, following the instructions that appear on the screen.

Finally, tap the Accept button and wait for the account to be added to the system; now, to check that the emails are synchronized correctly, touch the name of the newly added address, tap on the Account Synchronization item and make sure that the lever / box corresponding to Gmail is set to ON / selected , otherwise you do it.

Usually, the Gmail app for Android is pre-installed on all devices with Google services and, therefore, the Play Store; if not, you can still get it at any time: start the Google store, touch the magnifying glass symbol and type the word gmail in the search field that appears (you can shorten the procedure by following this link directly ).

Once this is done, open the page dedicated to the app (which is published by Google LLC), tap the Install button and, when requested, authenticate via facial recognition, fingerprint or Google account password, to complete the download.

You can start the app by touching the Open button , or by recalling it via the icon that, in the meantime, has been opened in the drawer.

How to set default Gmail

How to set up Gmail on Android

Have you installed the Gmail app and, now, would you like to set it as default and replace it with the one currently in use? Nothing simpler. To start, open the operating system settings , tap the Apps and notifications and Default apps items, tap the Email option and tap the Gmail icon , to set it as the default app.

In some cases, the path to follow may be slightly different: on Xiaomi devices animated by the MIUI operating system, you must go to Settings> Apps> Manage applications , touch the button (⋮) located at the top right and choose the Default apps item , from the menu that appears. That’s all!

How to set up Gmail in Italian

How to set up Gmail in Italian

If you use the Gmail app, you will surely have noticed that the same language used on Android is used within it. Therefore, to set up Gmail in Italian it is essential to apply the same change to the entire operating system. But be careful: by doing so, the language of all Android menus and options will be changed, as well as the one in use for some applications installed on it.

To proceed, taking a device set to the English language as an example, touch the gear symbol located in the drawer, to access the Android settings, go to the System / General settings> Languages ​​& Input / Language> Languages ​​sections and, if the language Italian is already present, make a long tap on the symbol = corresponding to it and drag it upwards to apply it.

Otherwise, tap Add a language , choose Italian from the proposed list and move the newly added language up to set it as default. More info here.

How to set up Gmail on iPhone

Now, let’s see together how to set up a Gmail account on iPhone , both through the default iOS Mail app, and through the official Gmail application. Keep in mind that you can also perform the same steps to set up Gmail on iPad : the procedures are identical.

How to set up Gmail account

How to set up Gmail account

To configure Gmail accounts in the iOS Mail app, first go to the iPhone settings , by tapping on the gear icon located on the Home screen or in the App Library, reach the Mail and Accounts sections and tap on the Add account item .

Now, tap the Google icon , tap the Continue button and, when prompted, first enter your Gmail address in the appropriate field, then tap the Next button and then your password . If prompted, complete two-factor authentication, following the directions given to you.

Finally, make sure that the lever relative to Mail is set to ON (otherwise you do it), in order to automatically synchronize the mail messages, and choose whether or not to automatically update the remaining elements ( Contacts , Calendars and Notes ); finally, tap the Save resident item at the top right, to add the account to the “iPhone by”.

It should be noted that by configuring Gmail in the default iOS / iPadOS Mail app, it is not possible to receive push notifications (in real time) for received messages.

If you prefer to consult Google’s e-mail via a separate app (and thus also receive notifications in real time), you can install the official Gmail application for iPhone and iPad ; to do this, open the App Store , tap the Search button and type the word gmail in the field that appears on the screen.

Now, tap on the first result returned, tap the Get button and start the app download and installation by authenticating with Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password .

A installazione conclusa, avvia l’app, tocca il pulsante Accedi e accedi al tuo account; imposta su ON le levette relative agli account Google che intendi gestire tramite l’app e tocca la voce Fine, in alto. Per concludere e visualizzare la tua casella di posta elettronica, consenti la ricezione delle notifiche da parte dell’app, rispondendo affermativamente all’avviso che ti viene mostrato. Maggiori info qui.

Come impostare Gmail predefinito

How to set default Gmail

Dopo aver aggiunto l’account Gmail a iPhone, puoi impostarlo come indirizzo di posta elettronica predefinito di Mail, in modo tale da usarlo come prima scelta per la posta in uscita: apri dunque le impostazioni di iOS, fai tap sulla voce Mail, poi sull’opzione Account di default (si trova in fondo alla schermata) e fai tap sulla voce Gmail, per finire.

Se, invece, desideri usare Gmail come app adibita alla gestione della posta elettronica, in luogo di Mail, recati nel menu Impostazioni > Gmail, tocca la voce App per l’e-mail di default e fai tap sulla voce Gmail, per selezionarla. È stato semplicissimo, non trovi?

Come impostare Gmail in italiano

How to set up Gmail in Italian

Per impostazione predefinita, l’app di Gmail utilizza la stessa lingua in uso per il sistema operativo di iPhone. Dunque, se è tua intenzione impostare Gmail in italiano, devi intervenire sulle impostazioni di iOS: così facendo, però, cambierai la lingua di visualizzazione anche per tutte le altre applicazioni installate, oltre che per i menu e le impostazioni del sistema operativo.

Do you want to proceed anyway? In this case, if, for example, the “iPhone by” is set in English, open the iOS settings , by tapping on the gear symbol residing in Home, select the items General> Language & Region> iPhone Language and choose the Italian language from the menu that appears later. Finally, touch the Done item and then the Change to Italian button . More info here.