Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 22:37 UTC
Google "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." Others are free to implement the open protocols.
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RE[7]: well good to hear
by wojtek on Sat 15th Dec 2012 11:17 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: well good to hear"
wojtek
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"Topic last modified: 2012-07-31"

You were saying? Gmail supported open standards from the beginning. MS did so only when they users walked away to the more sane service (I've checked live/hotmail about 1yr ago and IMAP wasn't there - only MS specific solutions)

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