Microsoft allows individuals, who switch mailer services from Gmail and Yahoo, to import a copy of all emails into their Microsoft 365 account or connect their old email account to Outlook.

First, you need to prepare Gmail for connecting to Outlook;

Step 1: Sign into your Gmail or Google Workspace account.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon located at the top right corner and click on the settings menu.

Step 3: Head to the ‘forwarding and POP/IMAP’ tab.

Step 4: Scroll down to the IMAP access, enable it and save changes.

Step 5: Enable two-step verification in your Gmail account.

Step 6: Then, create an “app password” through the Google account, which will be used in Gmail.

Steps to add Gmail account to Outlook

Step 1: Open the Outlook app and select the file option.

Step 2: Click to add an account under the file section.

Step 3: On the Auto Account Setup page, enter your name, Gmail address, and Gmail password (or the app password).

Step 4: Click Finish.

Now, Outlook will sync with your Gmail account.

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