How to access GMX mail in Gmail

How to access GMX mail in Gmail

If you have Gmail and GMX Mail email addresses, you may find it inconvenient to check your email in both places. Instead, set up Gmail to retrieve your GMX email messages (and send them from your address) from Gmail.

This way, you can use both services from a single interface. Gmail can also automatically apply a label to your GMX mail messages so they’re in one place in Gmail, leaving your inbox tidy.

Enable IMAP and POP3 on GMX

Before Gmail can access your mail from GMX, you need to give it access. By default, GMX disables IMAP and POP3 access for security reasons. So, you need to manually enable them first.

  1. You open GMX and sign in, then select Settings from the menu on the left of the screen.

    A screenshot of GMX with the Settings icon highlighted
  2. On the page Settings locate POP3 and IMAP from the menu on the left and select it.

    A screenshot of the GMX settings with the POP3 and IMAP header highlighted
  3. You will come to a page with information on using POP and IMAP. Select Enable access to this account via POP3 and IMAP .

    A screenshot of GMX's POP3 and IMAP settings with the option "Enable access" highlighted
  4. Once done, press Save to make the change permanent.

    A screenshot of GMX PP3 settings with the Save button highlighted

Log in to GMX mail in Gmail

Now you can turn your attention to Gmail to link it to your GMX account. To set up POP access to a GMX Mail account in Gmail:

  1. Log into your Gmail account.

    Select the gear Settings in the upper right corner.

    The settings cog in Gmail
  2. You choose See all settings from the menu.

    The "See all settings" button in Gmail
  3. On the Gmail Settings page, select the tab Account and import .

    A screenshot of Gmail settings with the Accounts and Imports header highlighted
  4. On the Accounts and Import tab, select Import mail and contacts .

    Screenshot of Gmail accounts and import settings with the "Import mail and contacts" button highlighted
  5. It will open a new window. Enter your GMX email address (“”, for example). When you are done, press Continues .

    A screenshot of the Gmail account import screen with the Continue button highlighted
  6. On the next screen, enter your GMX Mail password in Password and press again Continues .

    Screenshot of the Gmail "Add Account" screen with the Continue button highlighted
  7. Gmail will log into your GMX account. Then, it will present you with a couple of options as to what to sync. Select what you want and press Start import .

    A screenshot of the Gmail import options screen with the Start Import button highlighted
  8. Once Gmail has everything set up, it will send you a success message, letting you know that it will start importing your messages. Awards Ok finally.

    If you have a lot of messages, it may take a long time to get them all to Gmail.

  9. You will return to the page Account e settings of import . You will now see your GMX account listed both as an alias you can send mail from and next to Import mail and contacts .

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