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Old 12-25-2017, 03:43 PM   #1
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Ended up getting a new desk top computer last week. Downloaded Microsoft office 365 on it ( and upgraded office on my laptop ).
Was finally setting up Outlook for my email accounts only to find out that the newer Outlook and Gmail do not play well together !

I ended up having to uninstall office and do a complete reinstall just to get outlook to open after attempting to set up Gmail the first time. Not sure what went askew but outlook wouldn't open .
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Get rid of outlook and just use Gmail. You will love it as Outlook is crap. IMO
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I use Outlook at work, where the servers, etc is setup by our IT department, and it works beautiful.

For a single gmail account I wouldn't bother with it. The web interface for gmail works great as is.
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Get rid of outlook and just use Gmail. You will love it as Outlook is crap. IMO
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I use Outlook at work, where the servers, etc is setup by our IT department, and it works beautiful.

For a single gmail account I wouldn't bother with it. The web interface for gmail works great as is.
OK spent some time doing research. It seems that Microsoft doesn't feel comfortable with the security level that Gmail has. They feel it is a low level of security.

I use outlook as I can access my work email, work calendar, my personal Comcast account, and used to be able to access 2 Gmail accounts all from on spot. I found it to be quite convenient.
Guess Google may be on its way out for me......
I have dumped my google drive and started using another cloud storage program as Google drive was nothing but problematic when it came to syncing between 2 phones and 3 computers
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Outlook is designed when you have much more going on than just 1 basic email account.
Outlook with your own domain email server for business and gmail for personal.

I don't like the MS direction they have been going with their products.
But I have tried many email programs. They are still one of the better IMO.
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OK spent some time doing research. It seems that Microsoft doesn't feel comfortable with the security level that Gmail has. They feel it is a low level of security.
That's interesting, do you have a link for that? I thought the problem was Google didn't consider Outlook a secure app, you had to set the switch in your google account to allow access from less secure apps like Outlook or Thunderbird.

https://support.google.com/accounts/.../6010255?hl=en

IMO Outlook is a high maintenance pain in the ass but a lot of people love it. To be honest I have seen other mail programs (Thunderbird) struggle with gmail through imap, but do perfectly fine with other imap servers, so I suspect gmail is not a solid imap server.

If you upgrade to the paid google business accounts, they make a free sync utility you can install in Outlook - Gsuite Sync for Outlook - that works pretty well. But for free webmail type accounts if you want to use Outlook, you're better off with outlook.com accounts. (Not surprising.) Also not surprising, the paid Office365 works easily with no plugins etc. with the paid Office365 business mail hosting.
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The problem I have with Office 365 is that outlook will not sync with another computer. I believe there is a 3rd party you can buy that will allow you to do the sync so that all info is the same on all computers
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