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Unlike Google, Microsoft prioritizes your privacy and doesn't scan your email to serve you ads.

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Chat with Google contacts

Outlook.com connects with Google, as well as other services you may use, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Skype. Chat with Google friends and see updates from Facebook and Twitter right in your inbox. Outlook.com keeps your address book automatically up-to-date with information from all of your connected services.

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Work together

Open, edit, and share Office files right from your inbox. Neither you nor your recipient needs to have Office installed to work together, and your formatting changes stay intact.

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Step 1

Sign up for Outlook.com. If you already have a Microsoft account that you use with Windows, OneDrive, or Xbox, simply create an Outlook.com alias.

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Step 2

Run the import wizard. The import wizard will migrate your existing email messages, connect to your Gmail contacts, and walk you through the steps to forward incoming Gmail messages to Outlook.com. Before you run the import wizard, you might want to adjust your labels in Gmail.

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