Category: Google Apps

Google Apps – IMAP Settings for Microsoft Outlook 2010

You may use the following information to configure a Google Apps email account in your Microsoft Outlook 2010 email client.

Incoming mail server:

Outgoing mail server (SMTP):



My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication


Service Port Numbers: Incoming server (IMAP): 993

  • SSL

Service Port Numbers: Outgoing server (SMTP): 587

  • TLS



Migration – Email Service Provider – 3

Google provides an Administration Guide for email migrations to Google Apps. Google has done a great job of documenting the migration process and even provides a Google Apps Migration for Microsoft® Exchange tool as well as video documentation.

You download this tool, provide a user list, and the tool will authenticate to your existing email server and migrate the email to Google Apps platform.

The format for the user list is as follows:

user1#user1password, google_user1

For example, if you had a user with the email address of and a password of “letmein” then your user list would be:, migration


Migration – Email Service Provider – 2

If you are ever completing an email service provider migration (to Google Apps) you may use the Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook® tool provided by Google for users who have POP accounts.

To use the tool you sign in with the credentials for the email user, locate the .pst file(s) to be migrate and the migration tool does the rest.

Additionally, the tool creates a log file in Windows 7 in the C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Google Apps Migration\Tracing\ClientMigration directory.