Gmail Settings for Messages Import

Karen Chard | March 15th, 2020 | How To

If the software fails to authenticate your Gmail account.


First, check your email account details are correct like your Email Address and Password.


Second, check if the below settings are enabled for your Gmail account or not.

To import emails into your Gmail account, you need to enable 2 things.

1. Enable IMAP Settings

Activate IMAP in Gmail

To enable importing of emails into Gmail, activate and Enable IMAP in Gmail.

  1. Open Gmail in a web browser.

  2. Select the gear icon at the top right.

  3. Choose Settings.

    Settings menu item in Gmail

  4. Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

  5. In the IMAP Access section, select Enable IMAP.

    Enable IMAP radio button in Gmail settings

  6. Leave the other settings on the default selections.

  7. Select Save Changes.

2. Enable Less Secure Apps

Visit https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

And make sure Allow less secure apps option is ON

Allow less secure apps in Gmail
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