Mail App Problem

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  1. BillJ

    BillJ Active Member

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    I just upgraded from RT to Pro today- What a wonderful difference!
    I have a problem that hopefully has a quick fix: the Mail app does not connect to my gmail account...
    I have tried deleting and then reinstalling the mail app; it simply states my gmail account is "unavailable" and "unable to sync"
    Any thoughts?
     
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    Google last week announced in a blog post entitled "Winter cleaning" that on January 30, it will be shutting down Google Sync -- a feature that allowed Gmail users to sync their mail, calendar, and contacts through Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol -- for consumers who use the company's free e-mail application. Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education users will still have access to Google Sync.
     
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    I've heard (f.e. here) they extended the until July 31th.
     
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    The July 31st extension seems to be for Windows Phone only. Those of us who are just buying Windows 8 devices, and who have Gmail accounts, can not sync with the Win 8 applications (mail, calendar, etc.). I am considering changing e-mail accounts over this, but that is such a big hassle...
    I have not seen any indication that Microsoft is considering making their Win 8 applications compatible with Google at this point.
     
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    So far I don't have any trouble syncing my Google accounts, but I have held off on installing the updates on the mail, calendar etc. just in case.
    After checking the link provided by Bosamar I realize that I was fortunate to be grandfathered in on this one.
     
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    I just connected the mail app with my gmail account. Works perfectly
     
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    I can connect my email just not sync calendar and contacts. It's because I did after January 30th
     
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    I am now linked into my e-mail. Thanks for the help. Maybe next time I have a problem I will consult the Help references- wow, there's an advanced concept...
     
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    Well, I did have a problem.

    On my surface pro in the Mail App when I deleted an email it would go in the trash. On My PC (W8 Pro as well) when I delete it archives it, which is what I want.

    So go figure.. I may start writing W8 apps so I can make them work how I want. :)
     

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