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March 11, 2007

Howto: Set up Gmail in KMail, Mailclient of KDE

Filed under: kde, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 6:34 pm

A few days ago I made a Post of how To Set Up Evolution for Gmail, now here is also one for KMail, both Clients are not included in the Howto’s of GMail.

  • Login to your Gmail account and select Forwarding and POP.

*If you start KMail for the first time you get a dialog to setup your account, if possible you might be able to use that but I am not sure of that, if not close the dialog and continue :

  • Start kmail

Go to settings > Configure KMail

  • Select accounts

First the Receiving tab:

Select add
Add account pops up: Flag pop3

Now continue

First open the Extras Tab!: flag “Use SSL for secure mail download”, This setting is needed for Gmail and also provides you with the port needed for Gmail: Port 995.

Now select the General Tab.

Account name -> your account name
Login -> foo@ gmail.com
Password -> yourpassword
Host -> pop.gmail.com
Other settings can be flagged as you wish.
Select ok


Now continuing with The Sending tab In Accounts:

Select add

In Transport SMTP first select the Security Tab!
Flag SSL; this setting is needed in GMail and also Provides you with the needed Port: 465

Now go to the General Tab.
Name -> foo@gmail.com
Host-> smtp.gmail.com
Flag-> Server requires authenication
Login -> foo@gmail.com
Password -> yourpassword
Select store password if you wish.


The Sending Tab can also use the smtp server provided by you ISP, wich is imo better; No advertising in your send mail.

Thats it,




  1. Thank you!

    Comment by dauoalagio — May 6, 2007 @ 2:38 pm

  2. My friend,

    Thanks you so much for helping me enjoy my GMAIL offline.

    Thanks a lot.

    Comment by Thirukkumaran Hardiass — June 29, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

  3. Very usefull … thanx a lot and keep on posting….there are young generation based on you guys 😀

    Comment by Matt — September 4, 2007 @ 12:07 am

  4. Thanks m8 for help

    Comment by zoran — January 11, 2008 @ 2:03 am

  5. It’s working. Very useful. THank you…..

    Comment by Padhu — November 23, 2008 @ 5:01 pm

  6. Still working – on my new Eee 900 🙂 – very usefull, Thank you…

    Comment by Søren — February 27, 2009 @ 9:55 am

  7. nice post
    works just fine

    Comment by sakis — September 17, 2009 @ 2:04 am

  8. You can select IMAP instead of POP if you don’t want to download your mails from gmail.
    So they still be available from every computer you log on gmail.com

    POP will download mails to your computer and you only have them on computer. (by default of course there’s option to let your mails on the server).

    Comment by dl.zerocool — January 12, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

  9. Hey Admin! Thanks, Forever web pages..

    Comment by Sohbet — February 28, 2010 @ 2:13 am

  10. You are a genious! I have tried all that but it failed until I deleted my smtp setup and did it EXACTLY as you did it. I still don’t know why it works when you set up security first, but it does so thank you

    Comment by frankly — April 1, 2010 @ 2:46 am

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    Comment by Hicks — April 4, 2010 @ 1:41 am

  12. What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?

    Comment by Somerville — May 19, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

  13. you are a god send ive been trying to set this up for HOURS! thank you!!!!!!

    Comment by jay — June 22, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

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