1. kiddori's Avatar
    In terms of strictly using the WP email client, are there any benefits of using Hotmail over Gmail on WP?

    I think Gmail works great on WP but sometimes it's slow to update the Gmail server after reading or sending. Any better on Hotmail?
    05-08-2012 05:40 PM
  2. VineRider's Avatar
    Never used Gmail, but hotmail is seamless and reliable on windows phone
    I'd say you can't go wrong with hotmail. My .02
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    05-08-2012 06:29 PM
  3. kiddori's Avatar
    Thanks, I'm not trying to crown a winner overall. I use both and they have pros and cons. I'm just curious to if they work similarly on WP or if Hotmail works better because of same parent company. The reason I can't test myself is because I currently don't have my Windows Phone. :-(
    05-08-2012 06:37 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I prefer Gmail, since it filters spam better than Hotmail.

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    05-08-2012 06:40 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I haven't used Gmail on a Windows device since the WM6.5 days but I don't imagine things have changed much. When using Exchange for push with Gmail you could only sync contacts and calendars, not tasks. If you're used to the Gmail interface and don't mind the inability to sync tasks, give it a try on Exchange.
    05-08-2012 06:40 PM
  6. scottcraft's Avatar
    I use both and they seem to work about the same on my phone. I have moved most of my stuff to hotmail, but that was just a personal preference, not due to a performance difference.
    05-08-2012 06:41 PM
  7. Allthisforwhat's Avatar
    I use both and I don't notice any difference between the 2.
    05-08-2012 06:43 PM
  8. N8ter's Avatar
    The only benefit is that WP7 supports Windows Live Calendar To-Dos, and not GMail "Tasks."

    Other than that, they're both basically the same as they both use Exchange ActiveSync for the connection.
    05-08-2012 08:28 PM
  9. eric12341's Avatar
    Hotmail is better than Gmail,in terms of features and junk mail filtering.
    05-08-2012 08:45 PM
  10. N8ter's Avatar
    Gmail gas better junk filters. Being king of search sort of helps there, I'd think. Features it depends on how you use email, but gmail has way more features especially when you throw labs into the mix. If you use email primarily from mobile devices both are good. Hotmail has the edge on wp7 due to to do support, though.

    The gmail web interface is less cluttered than hotmail and performs better, but I never use web interfaces personally. Maybe others do. Labels > folders.

    IMO gmail only really shines when used with a client built for it. Like the Android gmail client.

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    05-09-2012 12:51 AM
  11. AngryNil's Avatar
    I use my Gmail address as my Live ID. I still get my email through Gmail and I get Google's spam filters, so it's a win-win.
    05-09-2012 02:33 AM