Server and port settings for Workspace Email

A Google Workspace account allows businesses to get customized and professional email addresses matching their domain name instead of a generic email address like abc@gmail.com.

The account helps businesses maintain:

  • a professional image
  • collaborate with team members in real-time
  • store files securely on the cloud
  • leverage voice communication and do more.

Workspace users can access and manage their accounts via the Gmail web interface or the app or connect their account to an email client like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.

This guide puts together the server and port settings for configuring a Workspace email on email clients. So, let’s quickly get to it.

POP Server Settings

POP, standing for Post Office Protocol, is a one-way incoming email protocol that allows users to access their email messages only on one device. 

It downloads emails to a local computer or device and, afterward, deletes the original email from the server, making the message accessible only on that device.

The protocol is suitable for users wanting to manage their emails from one device and with limited storage space. 

POP3 is the standard version in common use, and most POP3 servers can also store a copy of the email on the server, making it more convenient.

Let’s quickly look at the POP server settings for Google Workspace email.

Incoming Mail Server Settings

An Incoming Mail Server receives sent emails, stores the messages, and then forwards them to your inbox on time. Use these incoming server settings to configure Workspace on an email client:

  • Incoming Server: pop.gmail.com
  • SSL Authentication: YES
  • SSL Port: 995

Outgoing (SMTP) Server Settings

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol or outgoing server helps you respond to incoming emails or send emails to recipients. The following settings enable you to configure the SMTP server for Workspace email:

  • Outgoing (SMTP) server: smtp.gmail.com
  • SSL Authentication: YES
  • Requires TLS: YES (if available)
  • Requires Authentication: YES
  • TLS Port: 587

IMAP Server Settings

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It’s a two-way incoming email protocol that allows users to access emails directly from their email service without downloading to a local computer, except attachments.

Users can access their emails directly from the cloud, making the message accessible from any part of the world.

The protocol is suitable for users wanting to manage their emails from multiple devices, work remotely and collaborate with team members. 

Here are the IMAP server settings for Google Workspace email.

Incoming Mail Server Settings

Use these settings to configure the Incoming Mail Server:

  • Incoming Server: imap.gmail.com
  • SSL Authentication: YES
  • SSL Port: 993

Outgoing (SMTP) Server Settings

These settings help you configure the SMTP server:

  • Outgoing (SMTP) server: smtp.gmail.com
  • SSL Authentication: YES
  • Requires TLS: YES (if available)
  • Requires Authentication: YES
  • SSL Port: 465
  • Port for TLS: 587

Wrapping It Up

That’s it. 

Using the settings here enables you to set up Workspace email quickly on email clients, but first, you’d need to choose between POP3 and IMAP.

Thankfully, this article makes deciding seamless. 

Then, you could follow the steps here to learn how to create a Workspace email account and quickly set it up on email clients using the above settings.

And don’t forget to contact support if you need assistance.

Rado

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Working in the web hosting industry for over 13 years, Rado has inevitably got some insight into the industry. A digital marketer by education, Rado is always putting himself in the client's shoes, trying to see what's best for THEM first. A man of the fine detail, you can often find him spending 10+ minutes wondering over a missing comma or slightly skewed design.

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