Setting up Google / Gmail

Postbox and Google/Gmail accounts work perfectly together, simply follow these steps:

1) Enable IMAP at Google

  1. In your browser, sign in to your Google/Gmail account.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner, and select Settings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the IMAP Access area, select Enable IMAP.
  5. Click the Save Changes button.


2) Set your Security at Google

  1. In your Google/Gmail account, click on your profile picture in the upper-right, then click the My Account button.
  2. Click Sign-in & Security.
  3. Set Signing in to Google > 2-Step Verification to ON.

3) Setup Your Account in Postbox

Start Postbox, and the Postbox account wizard should find the following settings for you:

Incoming Server

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Server Name:
  • Port: 993
  • User Name: or
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: OAuth2

Outgoing Server

  • Server Name:
  • Port: 465
  • User Name: or
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS
  • Authentication: OAuth2

If you have trouble setting up your account...

Please see Trouble-Shooting Account Setup.

Helpful links at Google