Using G Suite with your email application


When you enable G Suite, your email is hosted at Google. However, you can still use any mail client you like (Outlook, Mac Mail, Thunderbird, etc...) to view your mail. This article lists the settings you should use when setting up your mail client.

If you are looking for instructions on how to set up your DreamHost-hosted email (not G Suite), view the following category of articles:

Bandwidth limits

Google sets specific bandwidth limits on downloads and uploads. Make sure you do not exceed these limits or Google may temporarily lock you out of your account.

Limit Per day
Download with IMAP


Download with POP


Upload with IMAP


If you're setting up a single IMAP account on multiple computers, try taking a break between each setup.

Configuring IMAP

Step 1 — Enable IMAP in Gmail

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings gear icon.
  3. From the dropdown, click 'Settings'.
  4. Click the 'Forwarding and POP/IMAP' tab.
  5. In the 'IMAP Access' section, select 'Enable IMAP'.
  6. Finally, click the Save Changes button to save.

Step 2 — Configuring SMTP settings in your email client

Use the table below to configure your email client with an IMAP connection.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

Settings Value
Server name
Requires SSL Yes
Port 993

Outgoing Mail (IMAP) Server

Settings Value
Server name
Requires SSL Yes
Requires TLS Yes (if available)
Requires Authentication Yes
Port for SSL 465
Port for TLS/STARTTLS 587

Name, address, and password

Settings Value
Full Name or Display Name Your name
Account Name, User name, or Email address Your full email address
Password Your Gmail password

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