UARK Gmail: Windows Setup

WAIT: Make sure you've set your Mobile/IMAP password for UARK Gmail in Password Manager and that you are connected to a secure Wi-Fi network before beginning UARK Gmail setup.

Outlook 2010 and 2013

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. Click the File tab and click Account Settings (in Outlook 2013, click Info and Account Settings). From the Email tab, click New.

  3. Ensure E-mail account is selected and click Next. Check the "Manually configure settings or additional server types" box. Click Next.

  4. Select Internet Email (in Outlook 2013, select "POP or IMAP"). Click Next.

  5. Enter your name and UARK Gmail address (

  6. Select IMAP for the account type.

  7. In the Incoming Mail Server field, enter

  8. In the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) field, enter

  9. In the User Name field, enter your UARK Gmail address (

  10. In the Password field, enter your Mobile/IMAP password for UARK Gmail. Make sure the "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" box is unchecked.

  11. Click More Settings. Click the Outgoing Server tab.

  12. Select "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication." Make sure "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" is selected.

  13. Click the Advanced tab. Select SSL from the drop-down menu next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection" for the Incoming server.

  14. Select TLS from the drop-down menu next to "Use the following type of encrypted connection" for the Outgoing server (SMTP).

  15. In the Outgoing Server (SMTP) port number field, enter 587.

  16. Click OK and Next. Click Finish.

Before your setup is complete, it is necessary to enable the less secure apps setting for UARK Gmail:

  1. Log into with your UARK username and password.

  2. Go to in your Web browser.

  3. Click the Turn on radio button next to Access for less secure apps. Close the browser tab.

Troubleshooting Note: If you get an error during the setup process, follow the steps below to make sure IMAP is enabled for your UARK Gmail mailbox.

  1. Log into with your UARK username and password.

  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper right and select Mail settings.

  3. Click Forwarding and Pop/IMAP.

  4. Click Enable IMAP. Click Save Changes.

  5. Repeat the setup instructions.

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  1. Jeffrey Powell
    4:34 pm

    Hey I had some issues with Outlook 2013 that I resolved and would like to share in case anybody had some similar issues. When I was authenticating my user settings I kept getting a login prompt for my incoming and outgoing mail servers despite inputting all of the correct information. The issue turned out to be that Outlook shortened my username. So in the prompt it would say that the username was something like "johndoe123," but in reality it needs to be "" I hope that helps some folks.

  2. Mohammed Alshammari
    12:34 am

    All emails were erased from my email account how can I get them back ?

  3. Jennifer Large
    8:20 pm

    I'm trying to use Windows Live Mail and it keeps saying my username and password are rejected, but I even went and changed it and it rejects that password too.

    1. Erin Griffin
      Documentation and User Support
      9:12 am

      Jennifer, I'm sorry you're having issues with setting up UARK Gmail on Windows Live Mail. First, make sure that the password you're using to set up the account is your Mobile/IMAP password (which is separate from your regular UARK password). For more information, see If you are still unable to connect your account, please contact us at 479-575-2905 or submit a request for support at

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