1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I'm going to be ditching gmail as my main account I think and am going to try outlook instead. It was between that and yahoo mail, and yahoo didn't seem as aesthetically pleasing to use. Plus yahoo apparently does the same scanning your emails for advertising purposes that gmail does. And also apparently yahoo always gets hack attempts against it. But maybe I'm wrong and yahoos great and works great with iOS and Mac?

    Anyway , I wanted to make sure that outlook.com plays nice with apples software like mail.app and third party clients like air mail and etc.

    Does anyone use outlook? Yahoo?
    02-25-2014 11:54 PM
  2. Speedygi's Avatar
    I use the default mail app on my Mac and it runs well with the outlook account I have on there.

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    02-25-2014 11:55 PM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    I use the default mail app on my Mac and it runs well with the outlook account I have on there.

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    I just thought that maybe since it was a Microsoft service it might not play well with apple stuff. But I guess that would be foolish of MS to do .

    Do you like outlook?
    02-26-2014 12:18 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    Not really, but I just happened to have an account that's all haha

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    02-26-2014 12:18 AM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    Not really, but I just happened to have an account that's all haha

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    Do you use anything else? Or just the outlook account?
    02-26-2014 12:24 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    I have all the major email accounts, dude. Name it

    They are all good in their own ways and that's a long rant. I will do that once I reach home.

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    02-26-2014 12:25 AM
  7. RavenSword's Avatar
    I have all the major email accounts, dude. Name it

    They are all good in their own ways and that's a long rant. I will do that once I reach home.

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    Look forward to it , ha ha
    02-26-2014 12:39 AM
  8. mulasien's Avatar
    I'm assuming you're referring to the outlook.com email service, and not Outlook the MS Office mail client?

    Unless you're already attached to an existing outlook.com email address that you already have, why not just get an @icloud.com email address (you probably already have one if you have an iTunes account) and use that? I'm sure it works great with the native mail client.
    02-26-2014 12:30 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Outlook.com email works great in the native mail app. My outlook.com account is my secondary email account that I use all day everyday. I have no problems with it whatsoever.
    02-26-2014 01:36 PM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Outlook works just fine on my macs and iOS devices


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    02-26-2014 01:59 PM
  11. RavenSword's Avatar
    Outlook.com email works great in the native mail app. My outlook.com account is my secondary email account that I use all day everyday. I have no problems with it whatsoever.
    What's your primary email service out of curiosity?
    02-26-2014 03:29 PM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    Gmail - best archiving in my opinion

    Hotmail - I like their Web browser client the best and it's definitely a close second to Gmail

    Yahoo - average to me, nothing to put it over using the other two. However, it is slowly becoming more polished in terms of its Web browser client interface IMO

    Not that it matters, I filter all of these into the main email app on my Mac and S4 anyways. The experience I see is through that one window.. For better or worse.

    That's my take.
    02-26-2014 03:56 PM
  13. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm assuming you're referring to the outlook.com email service, and not Outlook the MS Office mail client?

    Unless you're already attached to an existing outlook.com email address that you already have, why not just get an @icloud.com email address (you probably already have one if you have an iTunes account) and use that? I'm sure it works great with the native mail client.
    We'll, my main iTunes email is a gmail account, but I did just create a @iCloud email address. But apparently I can't make that my main iTunes email account name?

    Isn't iCloud also a bit limited as a primary email?
    02-26-2014 05:16 PM
  14. dc9super80's Avatar
    Outlook itself works great on OSX. If you need to sync your contacts and calendar with your mail, you won't be able to on OSX. I like to have mail, contacts and calendar in the same place and synced that way to my computer (Mac) , phone (iphone) and tablet (Nexus). Gmail is the only that works well in that area. Once Microsoft figures that out I am Making the switch.

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    02-26-2014 05:27 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    Outlook itself works great on OSX. If you need to sync your contacts and calendar with your mail, you won't be able to on OSX. I like to have mail, contacts and calendar in the same place and synced that way to my computer (Mac) , phone (iphone) and tablet (Nexus). Gmail is the only that works well in that area. Once Microsoft figures that out I am Making the switch.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    I've had nothing but failure when it came to getting gmail and google calendars to work on my iPhone and iPads stock mail app and calendar app. How do you get it to work?
    02-26-2014 09:54 PM
  16. mulasien's Avatar
    I've had nothing but failure when it came to getting gmail and google calendars to work on my iPhone and iPads stock mail app and calendar app. How do you get it to work?
    Google mail has always been stuck in fetch mode. However google somewhat recently changed how their calendars sync with the stock app. It works very well now. You used to have to map the calendar using a separate CalDAV account and there was a noticeable delay in synching, however it now syncs through the mail account and works almost instantly.


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    02-26-2014 11:06 PM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    Google mail has always been stuck in fetch mode. However google somewhat recently changed how their calendars sync with the stock app. It works very well now. You used to have to map the calendar using a separate CalDAV account and there was a noticeable delay in synching, however it now syncs through the mail account and works almost instantly.


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    But it won't even let me enter my gmail account under the mail , contacts, and calendar section in iOS settings. It keeps telling me my username or password is wrong, but it's not. Everything was correct. That has happened ever since I've owned even my iPhone 4.
    02-26-2014 11:55 PM
  18. mulasien's Avatar
    But it won't even let me enter my gmail account under the mail , contacts, and calendar section in iOS settings. It keeps telling me my username or password is wrong, but it's not. Everything was correct. That has happened ever since I've owned even my iPhone 4.
    Don't know what the issue is. Mine has always worked fine.


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    02-27-2014 12:02 AM
  19. RavenSword's Avatar
    Don't know what the issue is. Mine has always worked fine.


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    So I figured out what was wrong. I totally forgot that Google does this weird application specific password thing when you have two factor authentication on. So I had to use that generated password instead of my regular google password.
    02-27-2014 12:30 AM
  20. mulasien's Avatar
    So I figured out what was wrong. I totally forgot that Google does this weird application specific password thing when you have two factor authentication on. So I had to use that generated password instead of my regular google password.
    Hooray! High fives all around!

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    02-27-2014 12:57 PM
  21. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm gonna just stick with gmail as my primary I think. I already have some labels going with it , and I'm already using google calendar.

    I'll keep the outlook account though as a secondary. I still like it.
    02-27-2014 05:35 PM
  22. dc9super80's Avatar
    So I figured out what was wrong. I totally forgot that Google does this weird application specific password thing when you have two factor authentication on. So I had to use that generated password instead of my regular google password.
    Haha good stuff. I was typing up a post a d those were my last words, explaining that you need an app specific password, if you use two factor authentication. Be mindful that the same applies for OSX. After that every will work fine, and you keep your mail, contacts and calendar in the same place.

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    02-27-2014 08:23 PM
  23. RavenSword's Avatar
    I'm thinking of using outlook in addition to using microsofts other services as well like one drive. But does using Microsoft services( including word and etc) work well on apple hardware ? Just seems weird using Microsoft stuff on apple hardware. Because I do like microsofts services, just not the hardware outside of windows on a PC. In other words, don't want a surface, ha ha.
    02-27-2014 08:57 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm thinking of using outlook in addition to using microsofts other services as well like one drive. But does using Microsoft services( including word and etc) work well on apple hardware ? Just seems weird using Microsoft stuff on apple hardware. Because I do like microsofts services, just not the hardware outside of windows on a PC. In other words, don't want a surface, ha ha.
    The OneDrive app works well on the iPhone and Microsoft Office worked well on my MacBook when I had it installed, but I opted to go the route of iWorks because it was an Apple product and I've just stuck with it.
    02-27-2014 09:00 PM
  25. RavenSword's Avatar
    The OneDrive app works well on the iPhone and Microsoft Office worked well on my MacBook when I had it installed, but I opted to go the route of iWorks because it was an Apple product and I've just stuck with it.
    My only thing is that the Microsoft stuff is at least third party compatible. While I like apple hardware, I'm trying to use more services that are accessible in other devices and OS's. Especially since I'm still in school.

    So that's why I was concerned that if I did tie my boat to Microsoft if it'll still be good to use on things that are not PC's
    02-27-2014 09:20 PM
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