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How to Go to Gmail Login Account

Many Gmail users fail to realize that there are many different ways to log in to their Gmail accounts. One, probably the most obvious one, is heading to the URL mail.google.com and use the web-mail client provided by Google. The advantages of this approach are several. For starters, you don't need to have any mail client installed in your computer or device. Also, Google's Gmail web-client is integrated with all other Google services, such as Google+, allowing you, in example, to chat at the same time that you write an email.

The drawbacks of this approach are equally hard to ignore. For instance, the Gmail web-client interface is hard to customize, and lacks the richness of many more advanced email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird and Entourage. If you want to add any new functionality to it, there is no easy way to do so neither.

On the other hand, external email clients such as the ones mentioned before, tend to offer impressive collections of add-ons, most of them free of charge. For instance, Thunderbird, an open source mail client, has an active community of thousands of developers creating extensions to improve user experience. Setting up your Gmail account in an external email client is an easy task. Most of them include a guided set-up process that auto-configures your Gmail for you.

If they don't, or the automated configuration fails for any reason, setting it up manually is not a problem. You only need to select the "Manual Configuration" option, and include your Gmail account details. If you are confused about what's the difference between POP3 or IMAP, or don't know which information introduce during the configuration process, your best bet is to visit Google's own help page at:

https://support.google.com/mail/troubleshooter/1668960?hl=en . It may well be that, if this is your first time logging into your Gmail using an external mail client or device, your Gmail account hasn't been yet activated to be used this way. To do so, you must enable POP3 and IMAP. Following is a step by step guide:

First of all, sign into your account at mail.google.com. Once there, click the gear icon (you will find it in the top right of the screen). Click on "settings", and then select "Forwarding and POP/IMAP". Browse down that page, and you will find the option to enable POP and IMAP.

Activate this functionality, and save the changes. Now, in case, if you haven't yet found Gmail's server settings, and you still need to configure them manually, here are all the details you will possibly need.

The Gmail IMAP Server is imap.gmail.com, port 993.

The Gmail POP3 Server (in case you don't want to keep read mails in the server) is pop.gmail.com, port 995.

The Gmail SMPT is smtp.gmail.com, port 587 for TLS (Transport Layer Security), and port 465 for SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).

With this information at hand, you will be able to log into your Gmail using iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire and any email client in the market. You are ready to go!

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