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Configuring Outlook Gmail settings.

You can configure Outlook to handle your Gmail account as a POP3 or as an IMAP account. Depending on your choice, you have to enable the related account option in your Gmail account (Gmail Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP).

Below, we will detail how to set up Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 to 2010 to send, receive and store email messages for a Gmail address. Before getting started, please make sure you know your Gmail email address and your Gmail password.

Start Outlook: from the main Outlook window, go to Tools -> Email Accounts.

selecting the Outlook email accounts for Gmail

On the Outlook popup window, select to “Add a new e-mail account” and click on Next.

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On the server type step, select POP3 or IMAP (depending on your needs) for the Outlook email account type, then click on Next. There is no need to select the IMAP type because the Gmail web-based account will anyway keep a copy of all emails, just like an IMAP account would do.

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On the next screen, you will have to specify your Outlook Gmail settings, such as your Gmail username and password, Gmail server addresses, Gmail server ports, and Outlook Gmail display name.

On the User Information section, enter your Name (it can be anything, but remember this is going to be the name/text that people will see when you will send them an email via your Outlook Gmail account) and your Gmail email address.

On the Server Information section, enter the Google Gmail servers:

POP Gmail servers for Outlook:
– Incoming mail server: pop.gmail.com
– Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com.

IMAP Gmail server for Outlook:
– Incoming mail server: imap.gmail.com
– Outgoing mail server: smtp.gmail.com.

As an alternative, you may set up any other outgoing mail server that you have access to, such as your ISP’s SMTP server or your own hosted outgoing server. However, if you set up a 3rd party outgoing mail server, you will not have access to sent emails via your web-based Gmail account panel.

On the Logon Information section, enter your Gmail User Name (which is the same as your Gmail email address) and your Gmail password. Tick the box “Remember password” to make Outlook store the Gmail password, so it will not ask you about it whenever Outlook will send/receive emails for the Gmail account.

Click on the “More Settings” button and go to the “Advanced” window tab.

If you use Gmail as a POP Outlook account:
– On the “Incoming server (POP3)” field, enter 995 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”;
– On the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” field, enter 465 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”.

If you use Gmail as an IMAP Outlook account:
– On the “Incoming server (IMAP)” field, enter 993 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”;
– On the “Outgoing server (SMTP)” field, enter 587 and mark the box “This server requires an encrypted connection (TLS)”.

For both POP and IMAP, you also have to enable the option “My outgoing mail server requires authentication” from the Outgoing Server tab.

You can also change the server timeouts period: this defines the time interval for which Outlook will wait to establish a Gmail connection, before triggering a connection error. The slower your Internet connection is, the greater period you should put.
The “Delivery” options are not important for an Outlook Gmail account: no matter what you would change here, Gmail will always keep a copy of each email on the Gmail server.

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When you are done setting up your Outlook Gmail advanced settings, click on OK to return to the Outlook Gmail account window.

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To verify your Outlook Gmail setup, click on the “Test Account Settings” button: this will make Outlook to attempt to login to your Gmail account and to send & receive an Outlook test email. If the test will succeed, you will notice the test email in your Outlook Inbox folder. If the test fails, Outlook will prompt you with the error messages – most likely, you didn’t set up the correct server settings or the Gmail password is wrong.

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How to fix a ‘Bootmgr is compressed’ error

The error message, “BOOTMGR is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”, may appear when you start your Windows 7, 8 based computer. When this message appears you will be given a limited option to reboot your computer that does not boot Windows normally.

BOOTMGR is the abbreviation of Boot Manage(r), which is an important system file of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008. It replaces Ntldr, which is the boot loader in Windows XP.

This error message may be caused by several reasons, not only when the file ‘bootmbr’ is compressed. The error message also can be raised by a corrupted or missing MBR, Boot Sector or BCD.

Compression of an entire driver is a way to save hard drive space, but some software, which claims to boost performance, may cause errors by compressing the whole C: drive. If your ‘bootmgr’ file is compressed, Windows will not boot up.

If you get the ‘BOOTMGR is compressed’ error message, you do not need to worry. There is an easy solution to fix the error.

Solution one: Use Windows 7 installation DVD

  1. Insert your Windows operating system DVD.
  2. Boot up the computer from the DVD.
  3. Press a key when you are prompted “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD”.
  4. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click <Next>.
  5. Click <Repair your computer>.
  6. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click <Next>.
  7. In the “System Recovery Options” dialog box, click <Command Prompt>.
  8. Type “compact /u /a /s:c:\” and press <Enter> to uncompress all files on your system drive.
  9. Reboot the computer to check the result. If the problem still has not been fixed, repeat steps from 2 to 7 to enter the recovery console. Then complete the following steps, 10-13.
  10. Type ‘bootrec /FixMbr C:’ and then press <Enter>.
  11. type ‘bootrec /fixboot C:’ and then press <Enter>.
  12. type ‘bootrec /rebuildbcd C:’ and then press <Enter>.
  13. Restart your computer, confirming that the issue is resolved.

Increase storage capacity of PST for Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016

Step 1: Open Registry Editor.

1. Open “Run” command and in the search (run) box, type “regedit” and press “Enter”.

Step 2: Modify Outlook PST size limit through registry.

1. Inside Registry editor, look at the left pane and under “Computer”, navigate to the following registry path according to your Outlook version:

For single users:

  • Outlook 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2010: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\PST

  • Outlook 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2010: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\PST
  • Outlook 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\PST


Note: IF the PST key doesn’t exist under Outlook key, you have to create it manually. To do this:

a. Right-click on the Outlook key and from the menu that appears, choose: New > Key.

b. Give at the new key the name: PST.

2. Double click at PST key and look at the right pane to find these two (2) values: *

  1. MaxLargeFileSize
  2. WarnLargeFileSize

Note: If the above values cannot be found in the registry, then you have to create them manually. To do this:

a. Right-click on the right pane and from the menu that appears, choose:New >DWORD Value


b. Give at the new value the name: MaxLargeFileSize


c. Repeat the above procedure (2a) and create a new DWORD value with name:WarnLargeFileSize


3. Double click at “MaxLargeFileSize” value, choose “Decimal” and in the value data type the new file size in Megabytes (MB). *


  • In Outlook 2003 & 2007 the default Outlook PST size limit is 20GB, so you have to specify a size over 20GB.
  • In Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016 the default PST size limit is 50GB, so you must specify a size over 50GB.

Note: 1GB=1024MB, 30GB=30720MB, 50GB=51200MB, 70GB=71680MB,100GB=102400MB

In our example, we are going to increase the Outlook PST size limit to 30GB for Outlook 2003 & 2007 and 100GB for Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016)

MaxLargeFileSize[5] value data

* In our example: 30720 for Outlook 2003 and 2007 and 102400 for Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016.

4. Then double click at “WarnLargeFileSize” value, choose “Decimal” and in the value data, type the new warning file size in Megabytes (MB). *

Attention: This value must be set at least 95% of the MaxLargeFileSize value (MaxLargeFileSize X 95%)

* In our example: 30720 X 95% = 29184 for Outlook 2003 and 2007 and 102400 X 95% = 97280 for Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016.


5. Close Registry Editor and You‘re done!