1. bionicgt's Avatar
    Is there something else, something that looks better or more functions , etc, etc? ... Cause when I first set up my phone I had gmail put on it but I also own an outlook account so should I switch or is it the same?
    03-28-2014 04:52 PM
  2. user928's Avatar
    I am in the process of closing my gmail account in favor of an outlook.com account. I prefer the interface and syncing is a breeze. I have a Hotmail address as my Microsoft Account and an outlook.com address as an alias.
    Madam ImAdam likes this.
    03-28-2014 04:59 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Mmmm ...
    Doesn't really matter.
    The e-mail client treats all accounts the same as far as I can tell.
    I appreciate the linked inbox feature on the phone, one tap to see all accounts in one place.
    Outlook.com can gather all accounts together also.
    SSgt Bruskowiz likes this.
    03-28-2014 05:00 PM
  4. quantum tao's Avatar
    I think outlook.com works better at push (as items arrive)
    03-28-2014 05:05 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have hotmail for my windows phone account and yahoo for my personal account. Linked the mailboxes in the mail section. Both sync well and no problems sending or receiving with either one.
    03-28-2014 05:25 PM
  6. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    I think outlook.com works better at push (as items arrive)
    Gmail will be checked every 15 minutes, so message arrival may not be timely as a msn account (pushed immediately).
    03-28-2014 06:06 PM
  7. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    How the hell did you set up your phone with a gmail account?
    03-28-2014 11:11 PM
  8. btbam91's Avatar
    I think outlook.com works better at push (as items arrive)
    This is why you should use a Microsoft Account on WP.
    Madam ImAdam likes this.
    03-29-2014 12:39 AM
  9. xoxoGeorges's Avatar
    There are a number of very capable GMail apps.
    If you don't rely on Gmail for work or anything, I recommend switching to outlook though.
    03-29-2014 12:47 AM
  10. palaudawg's Avatar
    With Gmail you can not search for email(s) on the Gmail servers, only local. You used to be able to by changing some configuration setting(ports, server names) but no longer. If someone knows a way please share.
    03-29-2014 04:15 PM
  11. Hoku001's Avatar
    @palaudawg You're right. Up until recently, we used to be able to search for messages on the Gmail server. Now, from WP, you can only search the current set of messages on your phone. It sucks. That reason alone is enough to want me to start moving all my mail from now on to outlook.com where this is still possible. I assumed it has something to do with Google no longer supporting Exchange active sync, but I don't know for sure. Does anyone have an answer to this question, or if there's any work around?
    palaudawg likes this.
    04-01-2014 01:50 AM
  12. palaudawg's Avatar
    I accidently discovered how to search for my old messages on the Gmail server. Settings/accounts/google, unselect in "Content to sync" Contacts and Calendar.
    After doing this I seem to remember that being a trick I had read in WPCentral forums a year or two ago. I don't use the contacts or calendar with Google so its no big deal to give up in order to gain the ability to search the server.
    04-28-2014 04:45 PM
  13. associatedpress's Avatar
    You guys seem to be ignoring the elephant in the room as to why you should use a Microsoft account on Windows Phone...

    That warm synergistic feeling you get deep in your soul knowing you did ;P
    rdubmu likes this.
    04-28-2014 04:53 PM
  14. palaudawg's Avatar
    Gmail is my "trash" account. I've had it for years. My primary accounts are Outlook and two exchange accounts. The only reason I keep it is because Gmail has some archived items I sometime need to call up.
    04-28-2014 04:59 PM
  15. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Gmail is my "trash" account. I've had it for years. My primary accounts are Outlook and two exchange accounts. The only reason I keep it is because Gmail has some archived items I sometime need to call up.
    Ha ha ha... Me too, using gmail for trash!
    palaudawg likes this.
    04-28-2014 05:05 PM
  16. admorris#AC's Avatar
    Gmail will be checked every 15 minutes, so message arrival may not be timely as a msn account (pushed immediately).
    Gmail can be set up as "as they arrive" just as Microsoft. I had my Comcast email set up for the 5 days I had my Ativ SE and never did get an email. I had an Outlook alias, and didn't receive one email to either one of the addresses. Never did have an issue with Gmail.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    04-28-2014 08:14 PM
  17. rdubmu's Avatar
    Outlook.com works nicely with windowsphone. Contacts, calendar, tasks and email work great!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    04-28-2014 09:43 PM
  18. tritiums's Avatar
    I accidently discovered how to search for my old messages on the Gmail server. Settings/accounts/google, unselect in "Content to sync" Contacts and Calendar.
    After doing this I seem to remember that being a trick I had read in WPCentral forums a year or two ago. I don't use the contacts or calendar with Google so its no big deal to give up in order to gain the ability to search the server.
    Strange, I can search years-old emails in Gmail without having to disable contact and calendar syncing. And no I don't have all email downloaded to my phone, just the past month.
    04-29-2014 02:40 AM
  19. hprvez's Avatar
    the benefit is that you won't sell your personal informations, and you won't even get paid
    rdubmu likes this.
    04-29-2014 06:47 AM
  20. palaudawg's Avatar
    Strange, I can search years-old emails in Gmail without having to disable contact and calendar syncing. And no I don't have all email downloaded to my phone, just the past month.
    Interesting, might have something to do with WP 8.1.
    04-29-2014 12:15 PM
  21. j o e l's Avatar
    How about the "heart bleed" bug that's being talked about? I've seen some lists that indicate gmail may be affected?

    Either way, my outlook email seems to download faster and even attachments open faster than gmail.
    04-29-2014 04:15 PM
  22. shmsnh's Avatar
    How about the "heart bleed" bug that's being talked about? I've seen some lists that indicate gmail may be affected?

    Either way, my outlook email seems to download faster and even attachments open faster than gmail.
    Gmail has been patched for Heartbleed. Outlook wasn't affected because Microsoft doesn't use OpenSSL.
    04-30-2014 01:54 AM

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