OK, here it is. Technology *can* make life simpler. Here’s a brief video I made about how to sync your Gmail account with your desktop email client. In this case, since I use Mozilla Thunderbird, this video shows you how to sync with Thunderbird. But the exact same technique and instructional page also shows you how to sync with Outlook or several other popular email clients.
Your life. Made simpler. Glad I could help out.