How I switched from Gmail to Outlook.com (and how you can too)

Outlook.com is pretty cool. I know, I know... GMAIL... bla... but if you use Outlook at work, or even at home, you might want to check this out.

As I wrote in my last post, after nearly a decade, I've finally given up on Gmail. Last weekend, I moved several thousand messages to a new account at Outlook.com, leaving my once busy @gmail.com address as a plain-vanilla forwarder going to a more modern service, one that works effortlessly with all my devices.

A little background first.

My primary work email address is associated with my business domain and is hosted on an Exchange Server run by Intermedia. (I list the reasons why I made that choice in this post.)

I keep my personal mail separate from my work correspondence. Over the years I've accumulated a  collection of addresses on a variety of free email services: Hotmail and its successors; Yahoo (barely used); and, of course, Gmail. With this consolidation, all of those widely scattered addresses are now going to a single inbox, with an address hosted on a domain I own.

This post explains how I did it, and how you can do the same. Note that the steps I list here will work with any service, not just Outlook.com, although you'll have to dig around to find the corresponding settings for other services.

Read how you can swtich also!

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