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Windows 10 Mobile Users Blocked from Adding Google Accounts to Outlook

New Gmail accounts can no longer be added to Windows 10 Mobile's integrated client, in what is being seen as a deliberate move on Google's part.


It's no secret that isn't particularly fond of the 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.

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.


Of course, .com and third party apps still work, but the lack of integrated 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. 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.

Ryan Maskell
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Ryan has had a passion for gaming and technology since early childhood. Fusing the skills from his Creative Writing and Publishing degree with profound technical knowledge, he enjoys covering news about Microsoft. As an avid writer, he is also working on his debut novel.

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