Using Kmail to send mail through Gmail

Edmund Laugasson ed.lau at
Wed Mar 18 02:06:21 UTC 2009

> Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL:
> Use SSL: Yes
> Port: 995 

Why use POP if Gmail has more than 7 GB storage space? Instead of POP use IMAP. In Gmail web 
interface disable POP and enable IMAP.
POP will download all your messages into your computer and you are not able read your earlier mail 
if you are not at that computer. Also outgoing mail will stay into that computer. By IMAP also 
outgoing mail will be stored and sent folder and accessible everywhere.

Further reading:

Getting started with IMAP for Gmail -

Configuring mail client for IMAP -
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 993

For outgoing server you can use your ISP-s server. ISP - internet service provider. If your ISP 
doesn't have SMTP server, then you can use Google's one.

Best Regards,

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