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It’s no secret that Google isn’t particularly fond of the Windows Mobile platform. The company has one app on the store and little else, and has previous blocked their YouTube app.

The company now seems to have discontinued support for adding new Google accounts to Windows’ calendar and email services. When attempting to log in, users get a “your browser is not supported anymore” message.

It recommends using a more modern browser, like, laughably, Internet Explorer. The desktop versions off the applications still seem to be working perfectly on Edge, so it’s not clear what the issue is.

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Source: MSPoweruser

The problem first started to occur a month ago, when it was assumed a bug. Since then, Google has offered no explanation for the changes, making it more likely that it’s deliberate.

Solutions

Of course, Outlook.com and third party apps still work, but the lack of integrated Gmail support is frustrating. EasyMail for Gmail is probably your best bet to get Gmail on your phone, though you’ll still need a different app for Outlook.

Some users have reported that they can still add Gmail accounts via IMAP. Other’s however, have reported errors, but if you want to try, here are the details:

  • Server Address: imap.gmail.com
  • Username: [email protected]
  • Password: Normal Gmail password
  • Port: 993
  • TLS/SSL: Yes

You can also migrate your account to Outlook, keeping all of your emails and contacts. Microsoft has extensive guidance on this here.

Out of all of them, switching to Outlook could be the best option. It shows your displeasure with Google’s attitude and means that you can still have all of your emails in one place.

Let us know in the comments if you have any other fixes.