Hi volunteers. Some of you have been asking about how to setup LACOAA emails in Outlook. I created this handy resource to help you get setup. You can read Google’s help document here but this walkthrough might be more useful and detailed.
We’re going to use IMAP instead of POP so we can all share email accounts
1 — Open Chrome or your favorite browser and login w/ the LACOAA email
2 — Go to settings from the little gear icon
3 — In the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP section
4 — Jump to the IMAP access and set to “Enable”
5 — Choose “Save Changes”
If necessary, you may have to allow less secure access to your Gmail account
1— Go to the top corner of Gsuite or Gmail icon and choose “Manage your Google Account”
2 — Find “less secure app access” by searching in the search box
2 — Set this feature to ON
Now let’s configure Outlook on your computer
1 — Choose the “Add Email Account” button or similar depending on your version of Outlook
2 — Don’t choose automatic setup, select MANUAL setup
3 — Enter all the info shown in this screenshot below. Remember, the email address is your login user if your client says “username” vs. “email address”
4 — Now set the “Outgoing Server” section or equivalent in your email client and choose “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Then choose “same as my incoming mail server settings”
5 — Now, on the advanced tab choose incoming and outgoing server ports and SSL
Go ahead and test your email, it should work
If not please contact email@example.com to get more help.
This resource was created for LACOAA volunteers. All screenshots and annotations were built using Markup Hero.