Integrating Outlook 2013 with Gmail just got a little more complicated. Google announced that they will cease support for Google Sync (which runs on Exchange ActiveSync technology) for new users on January 30, 2013. New Gmail accounts will not be able to use Exchange ActiveSync without a paid Google Apps account.
Here’s a workaround for integrating Outlook 2013 with Gmail.
1. Set up Outlook 2013 with Gmail IMAP to get email capabilities in Outlook.
A. Set up your Gmail acccount with IMAP.
Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – Requires SSL
- Port: 993
- Requires SSL:Yes
B. Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – Requires TLS
- Port: 465 or 587
- Requires SSL: Yes
- Requires authentication: Yes
- Use same settings as incoming mail server
C. Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
D. Account Name or User Name: [your full Gmail address] (user…@gmail.com). Google Apps users, please enter user…@your_domain.com
E. Email address:your full Gmail address (user…@gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter user…@your_domain.com
F. Password: [your Gmail password]
2. Use the CompanionLink for Google tool to sync Outlook 2013 with Gmail.
CompanionLink will sync Outlook and Gmail contacts, calendar, and tasks. It’s available as a free trial for 14 days. Just $14.95 to buy and works on multiple PCs.
Credit steps in #1 above to Tiaan.