Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Synchronizing Outlook Using Gmail As Sync Server

If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your primary email application, you can also use Gmail as your Sync server and view the emails in Outlook. According to Outlook tech support, users can configure the Outlook setting to access their emails from their personalized email accounts in Outlook. There are different methods available that enable Outlook users to use Gmail as their central synchronization point.

If you have one computer, you can use POP to download the email. But if you own multiple computers and want to manage email through them, you need to use IMAP for accessing the information. IMAP is advanced technology that even allows the synchronization between different email clients. This would especially beneficial if you use webmail and want to check the information while being offline. You can use this method because it is free, and synchronizes quickly with Outlook. You can synchronize different email clients such as Mozilla and Thunderbird with Outlook, at the same time.

You can try the following instructions to use Gmail as your sync server for Outlook via the IMAP method:
  • In the first step, you need to allow Gmail to download all your emails in your computer. According to the technical support, Gmail gives free access to an IMAP server.
  • Once Gmail downloads all your email, you need to ensure that IMAP is enabled. Although it is free, you need to make sure that you check the option for enabling Gmail IMAP.
  • After enabling it, you need to create a new IMAP account in Outlook. This is essential in order to synchronize Outlook with Gmail. Meanwhile, if you are not satisfied with this method, you can continue using the POP synchronization feature.
  • Once it is set up, you need to copy your old emails from your old Outlook account to your new account, by dragging the emails. Meanwhile, you can also contact Outlook tech support to get more information on the Outlook setting.
  • Now, your email would be all synchronized between Outlook and Gmail. Once it is finished, you can continue the same procedure to synchronize it on your other computers.
By following this set of simple instructions, you would be able to successfully enable Gmail to be your sync server to Microsoft Outlook. However, if you have more issues or want to get more information, please contact our 24x7 technical support team.

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