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Gmail or Outlook.com - What to Choose?

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Microsoft recently reimagined the look of its online email client. Together with a nice and brand new looking design, it acquired many interesting features. Let's see what distinguishes Outlook.com from its most popular powerful competitor - Gmail.

10 advantages of Outlook over Gmai

Yes, for Gmail experienced users and Microsoft haters the statement of the question, taken out in the headline, can cause indignation. However, we must admit that over since its appearance Outlook turned out into a leading tool for managing emails, calendar events and to-do lists. Along with a convenient, clean and beautiful interface, Outlook contains many other nice features that many competitors cannot copy. So, what’s so special about Outlook?

1. Entry with a temporary password

If you work on someone else's or public computer, you can use a one-time temporary password for your login, which prevents compromising your main password. To do this, your account must be associated with your mobile phone number, to which the temporary password for the entry would be sent.

2. Unlimited storage for your emails

Gmail limits the disk space of 15 GB for a free account. The Outlook.com service from Microsoft includes an e-mail store that expands so that you have plenty of space for emails no matter how busy your inbox is.

3. Easy recovery of deleted messages

In Outlook you can easily recover accidentally deleted emails even if you have already deleted them from the Recycle Bin. To revert this, go to Trash and find the link called Restore Deleted Messages at the very bottom.

4. Creating nicknames for your emails

Sometimes we need to use a mailing address to register on various services or forums where we would not like to leave the primary email address. In this case, many people use a one-time temporary email. In Outlook, you can create a nickname for your email address, which you can then use for these needs.

5. Using HTML and CSS in letters

Outlook, as well as Gmail, allows writing letters using a handy WYSIWYG editor to help you compose a beautiful emails with images, headings, text alignment and another formatting.

Alongside with this, Outlook offers HTML for writing letters, where you can work directly with HTML and CSS code. You can find a special parameters for this in Options -> Edit in HTML format.

6. Quick blocking of unwanted messages

If you receive emails that you do not like, you may want to block the recipient or even a whole mail service. In Gmail you can do this with using a filter system, but in Outlook this is much easier. You just need to mark unwanted emails and then select Delete All from the Cleanup menu.

7. User-friendly sending of large files and attachments

In both, Outlook and Gmail you can easily transfer files up to 25 MB. If you need to send a larger file, you will have to download it to one of the third-party services such as Dropbox or GDrive and send the link. Outlook is tightly integrated with SkyDrive and if you try to send a file that is too large, it will be automatically sent through this service without any additional actions.

8. Quick search for big emails

We've already seen several third-party services that help filter out messages in Gmail in size. In Outlook.com, this feature is built-in by default.

9. Integration with social networks

Google has included support for its Google+ in most if not all of its products. This social network looks great and received a few noticeable updates over the past few years, but only a few of the people actually use it on a daily basis. Microsoft decided not to reinvent the wheel and integrated Outlook with Facebook, where you have all of your friends.

10. Speed and privacy

Outlook is a great software and service in terms of speed and data privacy. Switch between folders, create new letters, view attachments, sort a large number of items in seconds.

Microsoft has finally made an excellent, modern, functional product, which can be used as a cloud version as well as a software for your PC. You can easily sync your Outlook data with your smartphone via Outlook cloud or with using AkrutoSync, a cloud-free software that connects any modern smartphone with Outlook. For more details, check out AkrutoSync official tutorials on how to sync iOS and Android with Outlook.
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Microsoft recently reimagined the look of its online email client. Together with a nice and brand new looking design, it acquired many interesting features. Let's see what distinguishes Outlook.com from its most popular powerful competitor - Gmail.

10 advantages of Outlook over Gmai

Yes, for Gmail experienced users and Microsoft haters the statement of the question, taken out in the headline, can cause indignation. However, we must admit that over since its appearance Outlook turned out into a leading tool for managing emails, calendar events and to-do lists. Along with a convenient, clean and beautiful interface, Outlook contains many other nice features that many competitors cannot copy. So, what’s so special about Outlook?

1. Entry with a temporary password

If you work on someone else's or public computer, you can use a one-time temporary password for your login, which prevents compromising your main password. To do this, your account must be associated with your mobile phone number, to which the temporary password for the entry would be sent.

2. Unlimited storage for your emails

Gmail limits the disk space of 15 GB for a free account. The Outlook.com service from Microsoft includes an e-mail store that expands so that you have plenty of space for emails no matter how busy your inbox is.

3. Easy recovery of deleted messages

In Outlook you can easily recover accidentally deleted emails even if you have already deleted them from the Recycle Bin. To revert this, go to Trash and find the link called Restore Deleted Messages at the very bottom.

4. Creating nicknames for your emails

Sometimes we need to use a mailing address to register on various services or forums where we would not like to leave the primary email address. In this case, many people use a one-time temporary email. In Outlook, you can create a nickname for your email address, which you can then use for these needs.

5. Using HTML and CSS in letters

Outlook, as well as Gmail, allows writing letters using a handy WYSIWYG editor to help you compose a beautiful emails with images, headings, text alignment and another formatting.

Alongside with this, Outlook offers HTML for writing letters, where you can work directly with HTML and CSS code. You can find a special parameters for this in Options -> Edit in HTML format.

6. Quick blocking of unwanted messages

If you receive emails that you do not like, you may want to block the recipient or even a whole mail service. In Gmail you can do this with using a filter system, but in Outlook this is much easier. You just need to mark unwanted emails and then select Delete All from the Cleanup menu.

7. User-friendly sending of large files and attachments

In both, Outlook and Gmail you can easily transfer files up to 25 MB. If you need to send a larger file, you will have to download it to one of the third-party services such as Dropbox or GDrive and send the link. Outlook is tightly integrated with SkyDrive and if you try to send a file that is too large, it will be automatically sent through this service without any additional actions.

8. Quick search for big emails

We've already seen several third-party services that help filter out messages in Gmail in size. In Outlook.com, this feature is built-in by default.

9. Integration with social networks

Google has included support for its Google+ in most if not all of its products. This social network looks great and received a few noticeable updates over the past few years, but only a few of the people actually use it on a daily basis. Microsoft decided not to reinvent the wheel and integrated Outlook with Facebook, where you have all of your friends.

10. Speed and privacy

Outlook is a great software and service in terms of speed and data privacy. Switch between folders, create new letters, view attachments, sort a large number of items in seconds.

Microsoft has finally made an excellent, modern, functional product, which can be used as a cloud version as well as a software for your PC. You can easily sync your Outlook data with your smartphone via Outlook cloud or with using AkrutoSync, a cloud-free software that connects any modern smartphone with Outlook. For more details, check out AkrutoSync official tutorials on how to sync iOS and Android with Outlook.

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