Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is the incoming protocol that allows an email client to communicate with email service providers like Yahoo, Gmail, and more. Sync email status, accessing multiple mailboxes on a single server, content searching on the server-side are the advantages of using IMAP. This page covers the IMAP account settings for Gmail. If you wish to receive or access your Gmail messages on other devices, then the IMAP protocol will be the right choice. To configure your Gmail account using IMAP, you need to use he IMAP settings.
IMAP settings for Gmail
To send an email message from your Gmail account, you need to configure the SMTP settings too.
SMTP setting of Gmail
Before configuring your Gmail account with any email client, make sure to enable the IMAP option on your account settings.
Enabling IMAP in Gmail