Email on Android – Gmail, The New Outlook

Jacob S Paulsen

I believe that mobile technology is at the heart of freedom. I believe that your phone is a tool of production and that the key to unlocking a new age of productivity and effectiveness is leveraging correctly the tool you take everywhere.

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42 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    I found this link while searching and it does work.
    http://www.hackitz.ca/droid/android_contact_sync_outlook

  2. TheShade says:

    Nice article. But i would never say that GMail is the new Outlook. Gmail pales in comparison. Business people tend to only use gmail by force – in other words, we have no choice. I am still holding out hope that someone will come up with an email app that effectively syncs with outlook. The highest rated app, available now for a steep price, is basically worthless. Bummer. WM devices, though i am glad i switched to android, are FAR superior when it comes to email and syncing with outlook.

    Thanks for the article! I am sure it will help many with the culture shock of having to take a “step down” when it comes to emails, contacts, calendar, etc.

    • john francis Dr says:

      Hi Jacob

      I have recently been given a Android pad and it works wonderfully except I do not wish to change all my Outlook addres to Gmail …buttyhat is all it ofers me
      Is there an easy way for an IT idiot like myself who knows nothing abgout It to change my normal email address on my Android and get rid of Gmail thank you
      6th January 2014

      • Jacob S Paulsen says:

        John, I guess a bigger question would be about your email client. If you are using Gmail or Google Apps then I think you need to abandon Outlook entirely for Google’s interface. If you are using Microsoft’s newest email exchange system then it wouldn’t make much sense to use Gmail.

  3. TheShade says:

    I am checking out the link Dave posted. Thanks, Dave. Fingers crossed.

  4. Phil in KC says:

    So what do I do with the 4GB of e-mail I have in existing .pst files – in multiple folders? I have found no way to import all that as-is.
    I bought a Galaxy Tab 10 and returned it because I could not import my mail files. Also, while I could connect to the pop server to download mail, I could not send (i.e, upload to the SMTP server – even though I had it configured). My main reason for buying the Galaxy was to have a portable device for reading mail and surfing the web. I still have my big WIntel laptop for everything else.
    I know you think I should just make the switch to gmail, but I’m not as sold on all things Google as you are. I have used Google docs and Google calendar for a group I belong to and I don’t find them to be all that great. And quite frankly, I’m not willing to just lose all my historical data.
    That said, I do have a Galaxy S phone and like it very much. But – again – I’m not using it for mail or that sort of thing. Nor is it my main mp3 player.

    • Jacob S Paulsen says:

      Fair enough Phil. Google does have a mail uploader tool that will push all of your files up to Gmail but I appreciate that the full transition may not be best for everyone!