Now that Google announced it’s removing support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol (Google Sync) for the free accounts, it may be a good opportunity for some of these customers to move to Microsoft’s Outlook.com.
The Outlook team saw the opportunity a recently posted some information about the topic: Really want to do some winter cleaning? Switch to Outlook.com for the best email experience across all your devices.
“We were very surprised to see Gmail announce last week that they'll soon end support for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), unless of course you're willing to pay Google for your email. It means that many people currently using Gmail for free are facing a situation where they might have to degrade their mobile email experience by downgrading to an older protocol that doesn't sync your calendar or contacts, doesn't give you direct push of new email messages and doesn't have all the benefits of Exchange ActiveSync.
So if you want a better email, especially on your phone or tablet, it's time to join the millions who have already made the choice to upgrade to Outlook.com.”
- Winter cleaning
- Google drops Exchange ActiveSync support for free email accounts
- Google Dropping Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync: What Do You Do?