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Topic # 123334 3-Jul-2013 19:27
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I've been looking at webmail for the first time.  IMAP is a bit slower but that's another story.  The majority of phones are Androids or iOS.  Maybe Window phones still have some linkages with MS but aren't most phones including Window Phones geared towards a Google account?  Given the other products such as Youtube, GPS etc.  At least from a consumer point of view.

The phone manufacturer might provide some software that can sync your Outlook contacts and calender, mine doesn't do emails.  One could rely on 3rd party apps to do the job.  Didn't Google pulled Active Sync or something.  Isn't that becoming a bit blurred.  The direct way is maybe link a Smartphone with Gmail and all Google stuff.  One then may not use MS Outlook Calender.  Doesn't that feel weird when one uses MS for the wordprocessor etc ... or have some of you migrated away from MS for that too?

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  Reply # 848912 3-Jul-2013 19:31
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Only at work

Use Google hosted apps for personal domains which link with my android phone etc.. have no email client installed on any machine and just use webmail

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  Reply # 848928 3-Jul-2013 20:05
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We got rid of Outlook years ago. On the phone I use Maildroid which is IMAP into the work email.

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  Reply # 848941 3-Jul-2013 20:45
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rayonline: I've been looking at webmail for the first time.  IMAP is a bit slower but that's another story.  The majority of phones are Androids or iOS.  Maybe Window phones still have some linkages with MS but aren't most phones including Window Phones geared towards a Google account?  Given the other products such as Youtube, GPS etc.  At least from a consumer point of view.


As far as Windows Phones go, No they aren't geared towards Google.  The only phones that I know of that are Google centric are Android phones.

The phone manufacturer might provide some software that can sync your Outlook contacts and calender, mine doesn't do emails.  One could rely on 3rd party apps to do the job. 


This is one reason I'm keen on staying with my N9 or E7 as I can sync with Nokia Suite to Outlook including Outlook Notes.

Didn't Google pulled Active Sync or something.  Isn't that becoming a bit blurred.  The direct way is maybe link a Smartphone with Gmail and all Google stuff.  One then may not use MS Outlook Calender.  Doesn't that feel weird when one uses MS for the wordprocessor etc ... or have some of you migrated away from MS for that too?


You can still use MS Outlook for email and calendar etc and sync with Outlook.com and sync that with your phone.  It works very well except you don't get to sync Outlook Notes.  The flip side is it's an easy way to keep all of your devices including your PC in sync. Another plus is you still retain all the interoperability the various MS Office apps and Outlook.




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  Reply # 848952 3-Jul-2013 21:18
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Still use Outlook 2010 with Gmail no problems. Sync mail and calendar with Gmail and then pick that up in various apps on the mobile phones/pads used across the family. IMAP can have a short delay but find the interface better than the Gmail app and it integrates better with other MS Office products.

I tried the 2013 version but had lots of issues with missing messages and issues sending. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. I understand they have thrown their toys out of the cot and Google and MS don't play nice together anymore, something about no longer supporting ActiveSync. If that's the case then my time with Outlook won't last too much longer.





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  Reply # 848953 3-Jul-2013 21:23
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Outlook 2010 at work connected to Exchange Server.

Personal email has been Google Apps for about 5 years now.




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  Reply # 848958 3-Jul-2013 21:37
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Many of the Window Phone users may have a Google account right and many of the other Google products they can use.  Can Window Phones use Google Maps too?

Maybe it's been helped by the home/student version of MS Office doesn't include Outlook (?).  Without the Internet getting past emails can be a challenge esp on the phone and if one doesn't use a email client on a computer.

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  Reply # 848961 3-Jul-2013 21:46
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I use Office 2013 with Microsoft Active Sync to outlook.com (hosting my domain email). I then have the outlook.com Android app on my phone, and it gets push email. I personally don't use the other features, but I think there is an option in the app.

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  Reply # 848962 3-Jul-2013 21:47
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rayonline: Maybe Window phones still have some linkages with MS but aren't most phones including Window Phones geared towards a Google account?  


No, keep reading.

 rayonline: The phone manufacturer might provide some software that can sync your Outlook contacts and calender, mine doesn't do emails.  


All current smartphones support the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol to synchronise to Exchange servers and Outlook.com out of the box. This includes Apple iOS and Android, plus BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone. no need for third party, although on Android you have the option of using Touchdown which does a similar job.

 rayonline: Didn't Google pulled Active Sync or something. 


Google stopped supporting the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol on their server side, not client. This means you can't use ActiveSync to synchronise to Google Apps or Gmail. But you can still use ActiveSync to synchronise to an Exchange Server, since the protocol is still implemented on Android.

It seems you had a wrong perception of how this was all implemented.






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  Reply # 848964 3-Jul-2013 21:53
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rayonline: Many of the Window Phone users may have a Google account right and many of the other Google products the


There isn't Google Maps because Google is not really interested in the platform. Nokia handsets have very good HERE (previously Nokia Maps) and this is also available in the Windows Phone Store for other handsets.








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  Reply # 848970 3-Jul-2013 22:08
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If it's true that the common version of home/student MS Office doesn't come with Outlook, maybe less and less are using MS Outlook as in the suite software (not Outlook.com).

ActiveSync was maybe remote. Can one sync emails out of the box with Outlook (suite) emails so one can read emails for the last month for eg without a internet connection? i do it with my LG software but can they do that out of the box re: contacts and calendars? From a consumer point of view so this might be an Exchange Server. It might be POP or IMAP.

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Use Office 2010 at work and home but won't move to Office 2013. Don't like the look and feel .




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  Reply # 849116 4-Jul-2013 10:08
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I never used Outlook. I've got four Gmail accounts (personal and for different businesses that I'm involved with) and my Android phone handles those nicely, as well as Thunderbird as an email client (via IMAP).

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  Reply # 849144 4-Jul-2013 11:02
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As a home user - no - Gmail/Google Apps + web interface/windows phone/android phone.

Most of the people I help at home just use Windows Mail/Outlook Express.

As any reasonable sized organisation - of course we use Outlook, we have Exchange. As is the case for a very large percentage of organisations.

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  Reply # 849148 4-Jul-2013 11:08
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Home - Outlook 2013 client connected with my outlook.com account which is via active sync so emails come through straight away on the client. Also have my side business email domain and email hosted for free on outlook.com via Windows Live Admin Centre

Work - Outlook 2013 client connected with Exchange 2013 back end.

You can host like 500 domains I think on a single account via Windows Live Admin Centre on outlook.com for free. Google apps is not free anymore. It's USD$50.

If you want the best paid email solution then Office 365 is the way to go. Support and feature sets are really good.




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  Reply # 849152 4-Jul-2013 11:11
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freitasm: Google stopped supporting the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol on their server side, not client. This means you can't use ActiveSync to synchronise to Google Apps or Gmail. But you can still use ActiveSync to synchronise to an Exchange Server, since the protocol is still implemented on Android.


ActiveSync is still available to Google Apps users, and to those who were using it prior to Google announcing it was going. But any new accounts who haven't used ActiveSync before wont be able to.




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