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Discussion in 'The LAN Lounge' started by Trennaa, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Trennaa

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    Hai.

    So, it took me a few days to get GMAIL to work (at home) on Outlook 2010.

    It's now setup, and connecting to their servers or whatnot - however, when it goes to do the sending and receiving, it seems to just stall on Synchronising folders.. It'll say its only going to take a couple of minutes, then it'll progress, the longest I've seen it would be an ETA of 5 days, so i cancelled it.

    Anyone know of a way around this?
     
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    How much mail do you have to sync?

    Also GMail always suck in Outlook - way better in a browser.
     
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    I have no idea man.. I wouldn't imagine its a shitload.

    Outlook would work a lot easier for me in Outlook mode rather than browser mode. It's just the feel of things atm. I have probably 20 emails a day coming through for various things, and need something setup similar to outlook where I can quickly browse and sort from then.
     
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    You'll need to log into your Gmail account via your web browser and find out how much data is in your mailbox. Most users are surprised how much they have.
    What sort of internet connection do you have as this will affect the download time? Outlook is reliably slow at downloading emails over HTTP.

    If you find you have heaps of emails close outlook and use the web logon, start deleting the ones you dont want anymore, including sent items. Empty the deleted items folder. Doing this will reduce the amount of data Outlook needs to download. Now open Outlook and let it finish downloading all of your email. It can take a while.
     
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    peeeeersonally - I'd switch over to the webmail, it's surprisingly flexible once you get used to it. Outlook and webmail have never been the best of bedfellows, it works but in all honesty I reckon it sucks. :)
     
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    0.82Gb used.

    Whoah.

    Time to get to ah, deleting!

    Thanks Al!
     
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    It's probably exactly the same, but im a fan of Rule and Folders, I know Gmail Webmail has labels and ****, but yeah.. I like the rules and folders jobby.
     
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    Outlook 2010 is fine for what you're doing.
    0.82GB would take a fair while to syncronise especially if your internet connection is not super fast.
     
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    I had the same issue Trent. Took forever but I too prefer desktop outlook over the browser.
     
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    Once outlook has completed that initial sync, it's plenty fast.
     
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    I must admit it's been a while since I paired Outlook and GMail together - good to hear it's improved, it and also Hotmail or any webmail service used to be terribad in Outlook.
     
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    My wife uses Outlook 2013 with Hotmail with no issues. Performance really depends on your internet connection speed.
     
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    See.. My connection speed isn't TOO bad. Its not amazing, but yeah.

    Im going to go through now and delete a lot of sent/junk etc. Theres a few folders/labels that I need..

    Speedtest.net by Ookla - My Results
     
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    ok just for interest sake I setup GMail in my Outlook 2013 and let it sync

    My mailbox shows as 2.83 GB - didn't really take very long at all to sync down I'm on a max 1.1MB download speed here - seems to have gone at full speed of connection.

    Let's put it this way - since my last post I researched the setup, set it up and it's now fully synced.

    Maybe you didn't set it up correctly?

    Going off your speedtest you are on Optus cable? Should have gone pretty quick IMO.

    I skipped the Google guide and used this one http://www.howtogeek.com/174837/how-to-add-your-gmail-account-to-outlook-2013-using-imap/ everything looks identical compared to Outlook 2010.
     
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    I dont understand what you mean by not having my setup correctly?

    I have ADSL2+ I think, but im on Naked DSL at home (wifi connection).
     
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    Ive got it down now to synchronise wihtin maybe 10 seconds.. Would be nice ifit was quicker, but I guess its the downfall of using Outlook on a web-based-designed email system
     
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    personally I'd double check everything - sounds like you had issues setting it up going off your OP.

    admittedly I work in IT so Outlook is second nature but the setup I posted took literally a couple of minutes and it was off.

    IMAP always has a sync delay - the joys of IMAP!
     
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    Lol, with the setup, I think it was just server/port numbers that I had issues with mainly. It wasnt just a case of Entering through the wizard, and typing in my credentials. Actually ####ed me off quite a bit.
     

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