IMAP Gmail Account for Outlook 2007

  warthog01 10:13 18 Apr 2013


After three hours or so of frustration and annoyance, it dawned on me that I have Google 2 tier verification turned on and then used the unique password to configure my Outlook POP3 account successfully.

When I attempted to add an IMAP account, however, I wasn't so lucky. It won't configure automatically (like Pop3 did) so I've gone to recommended manual settings, used the unique password, inserted the recommended port designations for incoming and smtp servers, but as soon as I attempt to initiate the account I get a popup window: The Requested Operation Failed.

I do want to use an IMAP account, but I'm not sure where to go from here. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

  warthog01 13:36 18 Apr 2013

Hi Woolwell

Nope, same old gmail address. I had some other problems and part of getting rid of them was deleting both my pop and imap accounts on Outlook. Now I've managed to retrieve the pop account, but no joy with imap.


  warthog01 17:54 18 Apr 2013

Hi Woolwell

I had at least a dozen cracks at it--I'm sure on at least one of them, the existing accounts had all been deleted. Does the IMAP account have to be loaded first or on a clean slate??

  warthog01 23:54 18 Apr 2013

Thanks for your help, Woolwell

I'm not sure where I could have gone wrong, though. I looked at a number of tutorials for setting up the account--all were virtually identical and I folllowed them to the letter. I keep going back to the Google security point, though--would I need separate unique passwords for Outlook pop and imap accounts? it was the 2 tier verification that stymied me in the first place!

  warthog01 12:13 19 Apr 2013

OK, thanks for trying......

  warthog01 13:32 20 Apr 2013

Running SCANPST now--it found some errors and is now repairing--awfully slow, isn't it?

What are the ramifications if I delete the Outlook account? Will I lose all my emails or have to spend days rebuilding the account? Can I back anything up to preclude this?

Thanks again

  warthog01 16:16 20 Apr 2013

Hi Woolwell

You've stuck with me on this, so you deserve to know the embarrassing outcome.

I thought I'd have one more crack at it, so I pressed on with a manual setup. I generated a new 2 tier Outlook password in Google and used that and I also left the '' off the username in the logon information section of the manual input form--I could have sworn I did that at least once before during this ordeal, but wouldn't bet the farm on it.

Anyway, closed eyes, held breath, clicked test settings and tick mark; tick mark--all's configured. I still don't know for sure which of the two actions above did the trick--but I don't much care, either.

Thanks again for your advice


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