There are many internet e-mail services out there but Gmail is one of the most popular for two main reasons: it provides a large storage base where users can stack away an impressive amount of data and it enables users to personalize their Gmail account with the help of different applications. Some other features of Gmail are:
- it blocks spam before it gets to your inbox.
- it has a search option (of course) that helps you find the exact message you want.
- Gmail offers conversation view, replies to an initial email are grouped within a single conversation. This helps you see messages in context.
- it offers a built-in chat with with voice and video.
- you can use labels, filters and stars to sort you-email (besides the usual folders).
- it’s very secure using HTTPS encryption.
Moving back to the multitude of applications, you should know that there is one which allows you to import your Outlook data into your Gmail account and vice versa. Below you can find a set of instructions that will help you successfully sync Microsoft Outlook with GMail.
- You must start with downloading Google Apps Sync from HERE.
- Once you finish the installation you will have to log on to your Google Apps account, and create a connection between Google Apps Sync and Google Apps. It’s sound difficult but in reality, it’s quite simple, just a few clicks.
- In the ‘Email Address’ field, type your Gmail address, Password and then click on Continue.
- A new Google apps profile has to be created for Microsoft Outlook. Outlook should automatically generate a user profile, so press down arrow and select it, if not, you will have to import your Microsoft Outlook PST, and you can do that by pressing ‘From a PST file’.
- You can import email messages, contacts, deleted messages, junk mail, calendar etc. Select you option and after that click on ‘ Create Profile’.
- Next time you open Microsoft Outlook, it will ask you what profile you want to use, select Google Apps. Once you do this, Google Apps Sync application will start to transfer data between the two accounts: Outlook and Gmail.