Sync MS Outlook and Android using gmail account

I really like MS Outlook and use it on all my Windows PC and laptops – at work as well as at home. But there was nothing offered my MS to sync Outlook’s emails, contacts and calendars between multiple PC and Android. So, I started to use a gmail account to that purpose.

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  • First, I did enable the imap support on my gmail account and took note of all the gmail “imap parameters” for the next steps.
  • Next, I did configure an imap account to access my gmail mailbox in MS Outlook (on all my PC/Laptops).
  • A also configured my Google account on my Android smartphone to access my gmail mailbox , my Google Calendar and my Google Contacts.
  • Finally, I did install two freeware on all my Windows PC to sync my Google Calendar and my Google Contacts with Outlook:
    • Go Contact Sync Mod” to sync my Outlook’s Contacts with gmail (both way)
    • Google Calendar Sync” to sync my Outlook’s Calendar with gmail (both way on my private PC, one way at work => to get my professional appointments on my personal computers but no the opposite).

Et voilà 😉


Now, I should have a look on my “Outlook Web Account” (previously “hotmail”) to see if I could not use it to sync MS Outlook and Android in a similar way… MS did add/integrate indeed several services which deserve some attention…




2 responses to “Sync MS Outlook and Android using gmail account”

  1. vletroye Avatar

    About the Outlook web account (, I did test it here : /wordpress/to-switch-or-not-to-switch-from-google-to-outlook-com

    As far as Contacts are concerned, from my point of view, it’s a “No Go” to use

    Also note that there is a new version, quite improved, of “Go Contact Sync Mod”, definitely the very best free tool to synchronize contacts between a local Outlook account and Google Contacts (both way)…

  2. Valery Letroye Avatar

    “Google Calendar Sync” only support officialy MS Outlook 2003 and 2007… But actually it runs also with Outlook 2010. Unfortunately, I have upgraded my Office from 2010 to 2013 and now I get an error message from “Google Calendar Sync”.

    The cheapest alternative I found is gSyncIt:
    But it’s also free for syncing one calendar only (if you agree to wait for 14sec and click on a button each time you run Outlook)..

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