Google Drops Exchange ActiveSync Support for Syncing Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Posted December 15, 2012 at 9:47pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15323 views

Google has announced that it's discontinuing Google Sync, a service that provided Google Mail, Calendar, and Contacts sync via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

Google Sync was designed to allow access to Google Mail, Calendar and Contacts via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. With the recent launch of CardDAV, Google now offers similar access via IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV, making it possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols. Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won't be able to set up new devices using Google Sync; however, existing Google Sync connections will continue to function. Google Sync will continue to be fully supported for Google Apps for Business, Government and Education. Users of those products are unaffected by this announcement.

While iOS users will still be able to use IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV to access their information on Google, Windows Phone users aren't so lucky. Microsoft does not yet support CalDAV or CardDAV on Windows Phone 8. In addition, IMAP access to email does will not support push; although, that is a lessor inconvenience.

It's unclear why Google is dropping support for the protocol but the decision is speculated to be part of a feud between the companies.

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Lov3boyz - December 17, 2012 at 12:51am
Fxxk Google
Alejandro Iván - December 17, 2012 at 12:51am
God dammit... goodbye push mail! :/
CL09 - December 16, 2012 at 9:27am
use this feature for push for gmail through microsoft exchange.
Kazuhiro - February 24, 2013 at 11:50am
First outdoor arts and craft show of the sesoan did not go well for the artists. Lots of lookers, very few buyers. I do an annual survey of these shows around my neck of the woods and record the gas prices along with the weather. Weather this weekend was rotten (rain on Sunday, cool on Saturday) with NO SUN. Gas is now bargain-priced at 4.02 which just happens to be the highest average price since my survey began.And I spoke with a lot of people, both exhibitors and lookers. The rich or rich-appearing (those sporting Lululemon gear and such) don't seem to be concerned. Those with kids don't look happy. Neither to the few-to-be-seen oldsters. They were purchasing a damn thing. Downsize, save, save, save. Let the others be foolish in their ways, for they won't change until push becomes shove. And the Big Push is here.
Vuska - December 16, 2012 at 12:40am
I'm using it... But no affect to me right? Or from january 30 i will never receive my email or autosync contact because of that?
Crunch - December 16, 2012 at 9:59pm
You will continue to get the service for *existing* devices that are set up now and will remain set up through Jan. 30. Just make sure to set up every device for Google Sync *before* then and you'll be fine...until you upgrade to a new device. Google may change their minds between now and then, or, if you have the "right" device, you'll get Push email/caldenar/contacts, etc., through another protocol.
Mahfooz Ahmad - December 15, 2012 at 11:15pm
not nice
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