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What kind of mail on what kind of device? If you're talking a simple gmail account, all you need is the email address and password(which is why those accounts hack so easily). Configuring an exchange account on Outlook with Window 8 is much more complicated.
Of course it does. When you add the gmail account to your Outlook program you go through a lengthy configuration of email address, incoming mail server, outgoing mail server and so on. At some point there is the option to test the account setting and if you click to test you are asked to provide the password for your gmail account. Supply the password there and if the testing is positive you will not be asked again for it. Without you password to your gmail account, Outlook will not be able to log on to the server and retrieve your mail.
Yahoo mail was offering a free email account but with a limited features. You cannot use it to other email client unless you have to do an upgrade and pay for a period of time to their company. If you like to use an email client such as Outlook Express then it is better to use Gmail because they offer a free account and at the same time you could use an email client along with it. First you must create your very own Gmail account. When you have successfully create your Gmail account you have to do some Outlook Express configuration. You also have to do some Gmail configuration. Enjoy browsing!
To use your Gmail e-mail account in Outlook, you must first make sure POP3 support is enabled in Gmail, and then you can add it to Outlook.
Log in to your Gmail account.
At the top of any Gmail page, click Settings.
In the Mail Settings window, click Forwarding and POP.
In the POP Download section, select Enable POP or all mail or Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on.
Click Save Settings.
In Outlook, on the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
Click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
Click POP3, and then click Next.
Under User Information, do the following:
In the Your Name box, type your full name the way you want it to appear to other people.
In the E-mail Address box, type your e-mail user name followed by @gmail.com.
Under Server Information, do the following:
In the Incoming mail server (POP3) box, type pop.gmail.com.
In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type smtp.Gmail.com.
Under Logon Information, do the following:
In the User Name box, type your full e-mail address, including @gmail.com.
In the Password box, type your password.
Select the Remember password check box.
Note You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by typing it in the Password box and selecting the Remember password check box. Having Outlook remember your password means that you won't have to type your password each time you access the account; however, it also means that the account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer.
Click More Settings.
On the General tab, under Mail Account, type Gmail.
Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.
Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server.
Click the Advanced tab, and then under Server Port Numbers for both Incoming server (POP3) and Outgoing server (SMTP), select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check boxes.
Change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port number to 465.
The Incoming server (POP3) port number should change automatically to 995 when you select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check box.
To verify that your account is working, click Test Account Settings. If there is missing or incorrect information, such as your password, you will be prompted to supply or correct it. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Click Next, and then click Finish
Do not select the Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box.