How to Convert Gmail in Outlook.com and import Contacts

Microsoft has redesigned their popular web mail servicesHotmail.com into Outlook.com in August 2012. The latest Outlook.com is faster than other web mail services along with inbuilt easy user interface buttons. It helps you to show your email id less clutter and provides easy options to share your posts or contents with Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn accounts openly. You can find and import your contacts on single platform of social accounts like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Now if you use Google account (Gmail) as your primary account then you can switch it with outlook.com account easily.

 

outlook.com account

How to Set up Gmail in your Outlook.com account –

First step-1

  • Login your Gmail account and click on Wrench icon in right panel.
  • Now choose Settings option from drop down lists.
gmail settings link
  • In next settings page, click on option – Forwarding and POP/IMAP at the top menu panel.
  • Then click on Add a forwarding address link under forwarding section.

gmail settings to forward address

 

  • Now insert your outlook.com email id in next page. Click Next button.

type forward email id in gmail

  • In next popup box, to confirm your action click on Proceed option.

confirm forwarding email id

  • Now a confirmation email message will be sent on your outlook.com account in order to add forwarding email id with Google account.
add forwarding email id

Second Step

In previous steps, your Gmail account has sent a confirmation email message to your Outlook.com mail id.

  • So login your outlook.com account and search incoming confirmation Gmail message from inbox. Then browse this mail.

gmail forwarding messaage

 

  • Now click on confirmation link from explored mail page here. it will forward a new mail on your Gmail account again.

confirmation success

Third Step

  • Again login in Gmail Account and go to Settings page from wrench icon under right panel.
  • Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP at the top panel.
  • Choose this option from drop down menu – Keep  Gmail’s copy in the inbox and check this tab – Forward a copy of incoming mail to
  • At last click on Save changes button from underneath to save new settings.

gmail settings to fordward address-1

 

It will help you to such conditions when you delete emails in Outlook.com, your emails will be forwarded automatically in Gmail account.

Fourth Step-

If you wish to send emails from Outlook.com via your Gmail account, then you have to configure firstly in outlook.com account.

  • Login your outlook.com account.
  • Click on settings option on the upper right panel and choose More Mail Settings option from drop down panel.

outlook.com settings button

 

  •  You will get options page now. Choose this option –  Sending and Receiving emails from other accounts.

outlook account options page

  • In the next page, click on  Add another account to send mail  from option at the bottom.
  • Then type your Gmail ID and click on the Send verification email option.

add gmail id to send outlook mail

  • After it, Outlook.com account will be sent verification email on your Gmail account.

verification outlook.com in gmail

 

Fifth Step

  • Now, go to your Gmail account inbox and search new email from Outlook.com  that  headers will show like Outlook- Verify your email address.

verify outlook email id in gmail

 

  • Then browse this email and click on the verification link from midst screen.

verify outlook email id in gmail-2

  • Now you will get new page about successful verified your Gmail account with outlook.com account.
verify gmail account in outlook.com

Thus you are ready to send and receive emails from your Gmail account without signing in it. When you send any mail from your Google account, its records will be displayed also in sent folder of your outlook.com account.

Sixth Step-

How to Import Gmail contacts into outlook.com account ?

  • For it, hit on the arrow sign on the upper left panel of Outlook.com logo and choose People tab.
outlook panel people link in outlook.com account

 

  • From people tab, you have to click on this option – Google contacts.

google contacts
  • In next page you will get a pop up window which asks you to confirm about link with Google account.
  • Click on Connect button. Now type your Gmail sign-in details.
contact import from google account
  • You will get a confirmation page and hit on the Allow access button.

allow access

 

  •  Finally another confirmation page will come and hit on the Done button. 

Import contacts in outlook.com account from gmail

Now you will get all Google account contacts in Outlook.com account in short while now. A confirmation message will come in your outlook.com account shortly.

 

import contacts in outlook from gmail

If you wish to bring your Gmail  message in Outlook.com account, then you will have to configure  TrueSwitch service of windows Live. It will assist you to import all emails in few seconds.

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2 thoughts on “How to Convert Gmail in Outlook.com and import Contacts

  1. Hi Wayne, Sorry for this answer. But you need to ask on Microsoft support page.

  2. Maybe you can tell me who can help me with an Outlook (2010) problem. It has started reverting to the former port numbers. I called my ISP and got the correct port numbers, but after I enter them and they work, as soon as I close Outlook it does two things:
    1) it goes from mail.twc.rr.com back to mail.carolina.rr.com.
    2) It reverts to Inbound port 110 and it should be port 143.
    When I put the correct port numbers in HOW DO I SAVE THEM?
    HELP
    Wayne

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