How to access Gmail mail

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They created you an account Gmail to manage e-mail and, not being particularly accustomed to technology, now you don’t know how to use it to consult the messages that have been sent to you or send them in turn to someone? Do you usually use Gmail from your PC but, now, having the need to configure the mailbox on your smartphone or tablet, you don’t know how to proceed? Don’t worry: if you want, I’m here to give you a hand.

In today’s guide, in fact, I will show you how to access gmail mail both from your PC and from smartphones and tablets. In detail, I’ll explain how to do this via Google Webmail, the official app for Android, iPhone and iPad devices and via third-party email clients available on all devices and operating systems.

At this point, I’d say don’t waste any more precious time: sit down comfortably and pay attention to the suggestions I’ll give you in the next chapters. You will see, you will only need a few minutes to consult the procedures that you will find in the next chapters and succeed in your intent. Happy reading and good luck with everything

How to access Gmail mail from PC

If you want to know how to access gmail mail from pc, in the next chapters I will explain how to perform this operation both through the appropriate Google Webmail (therefore via a Web browser) and through some of the most famous e-mail clients. Either way, it will be a breeze.


Gmail from Webmail

To access Gmail via Webmail, what you have to do is open the browser you usually use to surf the Internet and go to the official Gmail site. After doing this, you will be asked to sign in with yours google account.

In case you don’t have a Google account yet, all you have to do is press on the wording Create an account, on the login screen that appears, and follow the instructions on the screen. If you encounter any problems or have any doubts about how to proceed, I suggest you consult my guide on how to create a Google account.

After logging in with your Gmail account, indicating theemail address and the password associated with your Google account, you will be directed to the main screen of the Gmail Webmail. On the left you will be shown the main labels by which the e-mail messages you receive are grouped.

On the central screen, however, you can view the list of all received and sent messages (the replies you send are concatenated with the messages received in a single conversation). If you have tabs enabled, in the upper area, you can access the main labels that you have already seen in the left side section. At the top left, however, you will find the button You write to send a new e-mail message.

In case you can’t find a message you received, try searching in the Basketby selecting the appropriate item from the left sidebar. If not successful, also try ad access your Gmail archived mailby pressing on the item All messages in the left sidebar (which contains your inbox and archived messages).

If you want to know more about how to use your Gmail email from Webmail or any other platform, I suggest you read carefully what I have already suggested in my guide on how Gmail works.

If you’re having trouble logging into Gmail, the problem is probably that you mistyped your login credentials or simply forgot your password. In this case, you can try to recover the access data, following the instructions I have given you in my guide dedicated to the subject.

Email client

Configure Gmail for mail client

If you want to access Gmail through a email client installed on your computer windows or on yours Macknow that to proceed with this operation you will need additional data with respect to the credentials to access the service already in your possession.

While for some email software, such as the default applications Windows 10 Mail And macOS Mailall you need is only the email address of your Gmail account and the password associated with it, for other software it is important to have the access parameters to the mail server.

The latter are easily available directly from the Google support portal at this link but, for convenience, I summarize below those for the protocol IMAP (which I advise you to use instead of POP3, now obsolete and which does not allow you to synchronize mail on multiple devices).

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP): imap.gmail.com, Requires SSL: Yes, Port: 993.
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com, Requires SSL: Yes, Requires TLS: Yes (if available), Port for SSL: 465, Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587, Requires authentication: Yes.
  • Full Name or Display Name: your name.
  • Account Name, Username or Email Address: Your full Gmail email address.
  • Password: your Gmail password.

To use the IMAP protocol, you need to make sure it’s enabled on your account. To do this, access your Gmail Webmail, click on thegear icon placed at the top and press on the item View all settings, in the menu that is proposed to you. Then select the card Forwarding and POP/IMAP and activate the boxes Turn on IMAP.

If, on the other hand, you want to know more about the steps you need to take to access Gmail mail in the most famous email software, such as Thunderbirdmy advice is to carefully consult the suggestions that I have given you in my guide on programs for Gmail.

How to access Gmail mail from smartphones and tablets

On smartphones and tablets android come on iPhones And iPadsyou can access your Gmail mail easily both through the appropriate official app developed by Google and through mail clients produced by third parties. In reality it is also possible to access it from a browser, via Webmail, but this solution is quite inconvenient for mobile. Anyway, the choice is yours.

Gmail app

Sign in to the Gmail app

The app Gmail official it is available both on the Android Play Store and on the iOS/PadOS App Store and on Android smartphones and tablets equipped with Google services it is often pre-installed together with the other apps of the Mountain View giant.

To proceed with the installation of the app on androidsearch for it in the Play Store, tap on its icon in the search results and press the button Install; on iOS/iPadOSinstead, look for it in the tab Nearselect it from the search results, press the key Get/Install and unlock app download and installation using Face ID, Touch ID, or Apple ID password.

After starting the application using the appropriate icon on the home screen or in the drawer, you will automatically be logged in to the Google account already present on the smartphone/tablet.

In case you have never associated a Google account with your device, log in to your Google account by entering your email address and password in the appropriate fields. For more details, you can follow in detail the instructions that I have provided you in this guide of mine, in which I have indicated all the steps to associate a Google account with Android and iOS / iPadOS.

However, if you want to access an account other than the one set up on your device, on the main screen of the app Gmailpress on yours profile pictureat the top right, and tap on the item Add another account present in the box you see. You will be presented with a login form in which you will need to enter your Google account credentials, in order to log in.

Other mail apps

Access Gmail from Outlook

Besides the official Gmail app, you can also install other apps that act as an email client. There are several but, as you have already been able to learn in the chapter on desktop software for managing e-mail, for some, access necessarily requires server data, in addition to account data.

For example, with the app Outlook from Microsoft (among the best free clients available for Android and iOS/iPadOS), by tapping on your own profile picturetop left, and then ongear icon (on the screen that opens), you can log in directly to Gmail via entries Add Account > Add Email Account > Add Google Account. Alternatively, if you’ve just installed the app, just follow the initial setup process to set up your Gmail account.

On other apps, however, you will be asked to configure the login account, also entering the server data, i.e. those IMAP/SMTP (recommended) or POP3/SMTP. In this case, my advice is to refer to all the information I provided you in the previous chapter of the guide, where you will find all the information you need to set up your Google account on these apps.

If you would like to have some advice on the best email management apps to use on your smartphone or tablet, you can try Spark (Android/iOS/iPadOS) or Blue Mail (Android / iOS / iPadOS), which I told you about in detail in my guide on how to receive emails on your mobile phone.