I wanted to configure my gmail acount in my outlook 2007 client. I simply followed the instructions @ http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77689 but seems like these steps do not take into account proxy network . I am just curious if anyone else has succeeded in this. Thanks in advance for your help
Proxies are usually (almost always) there for web traffic only. The linked article refers to using IMAP protocol, which isn't ordinarily proxied.
The most likely scenario is that your workplace has a web proxy in place, and you are hoping to be able to access your email via Outlook through the web proxy, which isn't going to work. Direct IMAP access to the outside world is probably not permitted either.
If there actually is an IMAP proxy in place, then the normal method is to use the proxy server address as the server address, then you combine the proxy authentication credentials with the IMAP server credentials in a way that will be specific to the implementation of the proxy. These would then go into the username and password fields of Outlook account settings (outlook as no internal support for proxied IMAP connections).
Your systems administrators will be able to help you with setting up the credentials correctly, or alternatively find out the proxy make and model and ask for further help here.
I have successfully logged in to my gmail account through my office's web proxy, but I am doing this using open SSH port-forwarding feature and going through my home internet connection to do that. I am sure there must be a simpler way, but let me describe how I got this to work:
I suspect you can use cygwin's corkscrew and mkfifo commands to do the same without the need of a SSH server at home, but I just happened to have it already setup so it was simpler for me to do that.
Hope this helps.