Re: setting up GMail to work with Jaws and O E

  • From: Allan Wong <lists@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 04:20:01 +0800

thanks Ray for the GMail instructions. here i have little more to add on:

Ray Campbell wrote:
Hi Dan and others:

I don't recall seeing instructions for gmail and OE setup, but I did ask
a question about it.  There are two things you have to do.

1.  Go to and sign in with your user name and password.
Your user name is your complete gmail address.

Allan: just your user id will do.

Once you've done that, press enter on the link that says "settings."  Then, 
press enter on a link that says something like pop and 
forwarding.  Finally, you need to check the radio button that says enable pop 
access.  Be sure to press enter on the button to save 
your changes.

Allan: here is the tricky part, you can't use pc cursor to click on the 
setting, you must use jaws cursor and place your jaws cursor 
at "s" and do a left mouse click. then use your jaws cursor again to look for a 
line looks like this:

General Accounts Labels Filters Forwarding and POP Chat Web Clips

then place your jaws cursor at the word "pop" and do a left mouse click. after 
that you can use pc cursor to look for the part to 
enable pop for your account. don't forget to save the setting before you close 
the page.

2.  Now that pop is enabled, you're ready to set up Outlook Express.  Go into 
OE, then press alt-t to go to the tools menu, and then 
press A for
accounts; you do not have to press enter.  Next, assuming you want to create a 
new account, tab over to the add button and press 

Enter in your full name and gmail address.  When asked for incoming pop, imap 
or http server, type:

Allan: you can either use or

When asked for outgoing SMTP server, type "" (without quotes).

Allan: you can either use or

Your user name for both servers will be your gmail address including the 
"" part.  Your password will be the one you set 
up when you signed up for the gmail account.

Allan: you can just key-in your user id without the "".

Once you press enter on finish for the new account, you're not really finished. 
 Shift tab over to the list of accounts, make sure 
the one you created is highlighted and tab to properties and press enter.  Now, 
press ctrl-tab one time to get to the servers tab. 
Release the control key and press tab until you come to a check box that says 
"this server requires authentication.  It will be 
unchecked, press space bar to check it.

Finally, you need to set up an SSL connection.  Press ctrl-tab three times to 
get to the advanced tab.  The first thing you land on 
is the outgoing server port number.  Press tab one time and you'll come to a 
check box that says my server requires a secure 
connection.  Press space to check it, press shift-tab one time and type 465 
into the outgoing server port box.

Next, tab three times and you'll come to another check box that says my server 
requires a secure conection.  Press space bar to 
check this, then press shift tab one time and verify the incoming port number 
is 995. Press tab until you get to the ok button and 
press enter, then press tab
until you get to the close button and press enter again.

Allan: one last step before press the "OK" button, at the "advanced tab", press 
tab until you get to "Server timeouts" slider and 
change it to 100%, then press apply button and finally hit the OK button.

You should now be set to use Outlook Express with gmail.  If you have any 
questions or need someone to walk you through this, give 
me a call here at the Adaptive Technology Help Desk.

Ray Campbell, Help Desk Technician
Adaptive Technology Center
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL  60608
312-997-3651 (Voice/Relay) or
888-825-0080 (voice/Relay)
AIM Screen Name: tclhelp

hope this helps.

Warmest Regards,

Allan Wong
3M Technology

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