moderated Re: Using Outlook and the people app with Gmail vs. Win 10 mail

Jim Weiss

Thank you for recommending the app below.  I downloaded and installed it without issue.  It worked great with JAWS.  The only stumble I encounter was with Google security, and I need to dig through my Google settings to “allow less secure apps”, but that is outside the scope of this.
I just saw your other responses.  I was able to get Google contacts to sync with people, but it seemed to require a manual sync.  My issue was people and Outlook don’t really seem to communicate and that was directly from the Microsoft community forums.
I think that I should be in good shape with Outlook and the utility you suggested (sorry, can’t recall the name off the top of my head).


On Mar 31, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

If you prefer to stick with Outlook, and there may be very good reasons to do so, then consider using a third party contacts/calendar sync function between Outlook and Google.  I've used GO Contact Sync Mod for years, and it works perfectly.  I cannot speak to accessibility during installation or if you want to look at the logs, as I installed this ages and ages ago and I have never needed to deal with their logs, as it just works.

It's also still under support, with the last update being on March 23, 2021.

Unless something has changed, the People App does not sync with Google Contacts.  I used the "go through" method to sync the contacts I had then over to the People App.  And I despise the Win10 Mail App, so all of that was more to see how it could be done rather than with any intention of using the Win10 trinity of Mail, Calendar, and People apps.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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