- 05-22-2013, 12:16 AM #1
I was a long time Android user and I'm loving my phone except I don't like GMail. I hate that I can't see my labels, I hate that deleting an email just archives it, I hate that I can't sync all my "Other Calendars", etc. Are there any tips or help you can give me because I really want to keep this phone.
- 05-22-2013, 02:09 AM #2
change it in there. It should have options for calendar and to delete as trash labels... i dont think those will work. You will have access to all mail but i dont think it will be flagged under labels. Only actual folders will sync.
05-22-2013, 06:12 AM #4
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As an ex Mailbox junkie through iPhone 4S, I had everything forwarded over to my outlook account before the phone arrived. Just decided to get used to it without labels and had few folders set up. Also got another Gmail set up on the phone (2 emails - Outlook with Gmail forwarded over AND Gmail itself) as insurance. Good luck on trying to get the labels worked. I suggest having labeled mails going to a specific folder and getting used to using the folders via the phone's email.
- 05-22-2013, 06:24 AM #5
I am also a former Gmail user that moved on to outlook and don't regret it! With windows 8 and SkyDrive on both my life is so much easier now. All my photos and documents are in SkyDrive so anywhere I go I have full access .
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- 05-22-2013, 07:51 AM #6
The best improvement that I made to my gmail account was to convert it to an Outlook account.
- 05-22-2013, 10:39 AM #8
- 05-22-2013, 10:55 AM #9
The only thing that's annoying me about Outlook.com is the contacts. You can't add your own pictures to your contacts (you can through your phone, just doesn't make sense that you can't add them via Outlook.com). Very annoying.
- 05-22-2013, 01:43 PM #10
- 05-22-2013, 02:48 PM #12
I've only been doing it for about a week now and so far I haven't run into any issues on the web.
Email on WP8 wouldn't be any different because you're just setting up your Outlook.com account. Anything sent to your Gmail or your Outlook.com will just show up in your regular inbox. I don't know if you can 'send' from your Gmail account on the phone however. I am getting my 928 today so I will try it out but I don't remember seeing an option to select your outgoing account just playing with it in the store. That may be an Outlook.com website function only.
- 05-22-2013, 03:39 PM #13
That's what I figured.... I'm trying to think of a way to keep my gmail as my regular email account and use it as efficiently as I do now, but I don't know how easy that'll be. I'm planning on getting a L928 when my upgrade is up June 30 but I'm not sure I'm ready to give up Google services. I know I'll continue to use Drive for work documents, and I'd like to keep using gmail.... But it really sounds like Outlook is the tightest/cleanest integration, for obvious reasons.
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- 05-22-2013, 04:05 PM #15
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- 05-22-2013, 05:31 PM #16
- 05-22-2013, 07:19 PM #17
I would like to dump gmail but I think I screwed myself. I used my gmail address as my microsoft login, so now I can't rename/delete that account name off of outlook because it is linked to all of my purchases, etc...
- 05-22-2013, 10:41 PM #18
and unless that doesnt work which for a while it wasnt properly(looks like Microsoft got it fixed) then you will end up calling customer service like i did.
- 05-22-2013, 10:44 PM #19
- 05-22-2013, 11:05 PM #20
I thought that was to just to sign out and resync with your new sign on. Or was it a complete re-setup with wp8. I'm on android still so I'm not sure 100%
According to this guy here it says you have to reset your phone after you change it.
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- 05-23-2013, 07:51 AM #21
- 05-23-2013, 08:10 AM #22
Well... I will just stick with how I have it. I have my xbox account also tied to my gmail account. I'll just leave that account open and do a forwarding message like you had said earlier to my outlook address.
- 05-23-2013, 09:41 AM #23
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