Why is there a Google Mail account in Outlook 2010?

Gary July 21, 2011
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Why does Outlook 2010 have a GMail account. Every time I delete all of the mails it downloads, it goes and downloads the things again. What’s going on?

  1. Sdis
    April 14, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Like Gary I purchase a new computer with windows 7 and have outlook 2010.  I use a virginmedia email accounts and attached to each of these are google mail accounts.  I did not install these and I don't have a gmail account.  The google mail accounts hold every email I have received in my virginmedia accounts.  If I try to delete them they just 'come back'.

    I just really want to know why I have google mail.  I cannot access these mail accounts on the gmail website


  2. Tina
    July 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm


    did Mike's reply answer your question and were you able to remove your GMail account from Outlook? Please keep us updated. Thank you!

  3. Mike
    July 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    It sounds a lot like Outlook is setup to access your Gmail account. This could either be imported from an older Mail program, some leftover settings from a previous install or maybe setup via some third party application.

    If you want to remove it open up Outlook and go to "Info > Account Settings" and make sure to delete any Gmail Account in there.