Gmail vs Outlook: Feature Comparison

Microsoft announced its revamped version of the service outlook webmail And surprisingly, the interface and features make it a worthy competitor to Gmail, our preferred webmail platform. Next, we present a small summary and comparison of each of its characteristics.


Let's start with the first thing you'll notice when you first enter Outlook: the interface. Most of us are used to the aesthetics of Gmail. Outlook is not entirely different, although at first glance it seems simpler.

Outlook is based on email and nothing else. When you enter, you will only see your email account and nothing else. While it's ad-supported just like Gmail, the interface looks more polished (definitely a lot more so than Hotmail) because Outlook doesn't need to integrate other services.

Space and attachment limit

The amount of space in your email account is not the problem it used to be a few years ago, but if you send and receive a considerable amount of email, eventually you want to have as much space as possible.

In Outlook, the amount of space is "virtually unlimited." Although we're not quite sure what that means, Microsoft makes it clear. here. You can send attachments up to 100MB and if you link your account with Onedrive you will be allowed to link files up to 300MB.

Gmail includes 10GB of space and a limit of 25MB for attachments; considerably less than Outlook, although sufficient for most cases.

Organization of emails

One of the things I like the most about Gmail are the labels and filters: they allow us to organize the mails to our liking. Although Outlook is not as complete in that sense, we can organize quick views by automatically linking to attached documents or images, as well as being able to create new ones.

Both antispam filters are quite complete. Luckily, spam control today is also no longer the problem it was a few years ago.

The main disadvantage of Outlook is that does not support IMAP since it uses ActiveSync, while with Gmail we will not have problems configuring it as IMAP or POP. And the main advantage of Gmail is that you can use it with your own domain. You did not know?

If you have questions or queries, we will gladly answer them in the comments.

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