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Initial post: Jan 24, 2013 10:06:09 PM PST
Bob Kaufman says:
I am getting my Outlook email to my Kindle Fire HD, and just today after about 6 hours, I got my Outlook calendar to sync. I had to open Google account with a email address and create a calendar. I can now make updates to both my Outlook and Kindle calendars and have them both sync with each other. However, I still can't get my Outlook contacts to sync. Any ideas? I don't want to have to pay for any apps to do this.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 8:02:24 AM PST
AugustFalcon says:
Found this: which basically says Google has dropped sync support for Microsoft's Active Directory ecept for paid Google App accounts. Looks like you will need to find a 3rd party app or use the CardDAV functionality to do the sync, e.g., select all the contacts which have been changed after a certain date, export them as vcf and then import and merge them into Google Contacts. A kludge but can be automated.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 8:56:50 AM PST
J. Boyle says:
I found a workaround!

You have to set up the account manually first. You must use iMap. You must use a Google G-Mail account other than your own. Perhaps using your partners account user name and password for the manual account setup (or create a new G-Mail account as a dummy and use it). Once you have the manual account set-up for iMap, it will have imported the email messages.

Now for the workaround:
Go to a Applications and select "E-mail, Contacts, Calendar" then select, "Add Account." Select "Gmail" then enter your account E-mail address and Password and select, "Next." Now it will process to the next step where you will see the Calendar and Contacts option. Be sure that they are check marked if you want them synced. Select this account for default and continue to the next step where the account is added and synced with E-mail, Calendar, and Contact data!

Now you should delete the manually created E-mail account that you created at the beginning.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 9:59:32 PM PST
I just tried this procedure and it worked. I have a replacement KFHD, received 02/15/2013. Prior to reading this workaround, I was on the phone with tech support and they informed me they just received a report that gmail sync was no longer being supported. How sad these people are. Thanks for the workaround procedure.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2013 6:44:23 AM PST
J. Boyle says:
J Hurse,

I'm happy that the workaround worked for you. I've contacted Tech support. I provided them with the workaround. Hopefully they will get it into their system for all the others who have the same problem. I think they will eventually get a fix, which I think is a problem with the way the "easy" G-mail setup option neglects to properly assign the iMap process. Once an iMap is manually created then the "easy" G-mail setup option works.

Another thing. Since this is an Amazon forum, the moderators should make comment and provide the workaround process for others who may post under a different titles.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2013 1:14:15 PM PST
I exported my outlook contacts to a csv file on my pc desktop. I then imported the csv file to my kindle via usb cable. It is not the ideal way but
it does work.
good luck

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2013 11:39:37 AM PDT
McGruff says:
Could you be a little specific about where to copy the CSV file to (Kindle folder)? As well as any special steps that need to be performed. l am totally new to the Kindle environment.

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 9:24:01 AM PDT
R. Hardy says:
i am trying to set up outlook on my new kindle fire hd . i get a autosync error everytime i try to complete the setup. any ideas??

Posted on May 9, 2013 10:35:25 AM PDT
Eric says:
I am using CompanionLink to sync Outlook calendar, contacts, tasks, on my laptop with the Kindle Fire. It works pretty well, but is expensive.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2013 7:53:31 AM PDT
C. Willis says:
How expensive?

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2013 8:22:21 AM PDT
J. Gatie says:

CompanionLink for Outlook [Download]

Posted on May 23, 2013 1:03:35 PM PDT
Bob Kaufman says:
You don't need this, just follow the instructions listed above.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 8:30:20 AM PDT
Fantastic! Thanks so much, that worked...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 4:15:04 AM PDT
Dear J Boyle,
Excuse me for being so ignorant, but what is iMap? If it's an Apple application (what with the i-), is there a workaround too for those of us who are not en-Apple-d? Thanks for your time!

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 5:08:48 AM PDT
AugustFalcon says:
iMap is a mail protocol and has nothing to do with Apple. When using iMap to access your email your mailbox is in sync across all your devices. IOW if you read a message on your phone and then later check your mail from your PC that message will also appear as read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 5:20:53 AM PDT
AugustFalcon, Thanks for your reply. A question remains: how can one access (or get) iMail?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 5:34:58 AM PDT
First (for all), it's not iMap, it's IMAP, an acronym for Internet Message Access Protocol. Mandrake, you will need to check with your email provider to make sure that they support IMAP and to get the server settings they use for it. Setting it up should be just like setting up POP3 mail, except that you'll use a different server and port.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 5:46:59 AM PDT
Thanks, Anastasia. I'll check with my provider!

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 6:09:18 PM PDT
julier says:
For folks who have an ipad or iphone there's an ipad app called Sync with Google that will allow you to sync your ipad contacts to a google account and from there you can add your google account to the kindle Fire to get your contacts to load very quickly into the kindle fire HD. Kindle is incredibly great for surfing the web or reading books or playing games, but it's Android platform is really, really, really terrible in terms of syncing your calendar and contacts with an ipad or iphone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2013 9:38:21 PM PST
Sue Minsuk says:
I don't quite follow this procedure........I currently have Imap gmail on my computer...but what does this have to do with outlook? since the google sync was discontinued i've not been able to sync my outlook and google calendar.
I would really like to though.
Can anyone can explain this procedure with a little more detail?


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2014 6:43:05 PM PST
redlockeddoc says:
Dear Bob: My dear brother gave me a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 this Christmas and I immediately wanted to set up email and contact list syncing. Here is what it took me forever to find out. If you look at the app for setting up email, before you ever set up an account (it goes away once you set one up) you have the option to set up an exchange account (ONLY AN EXCHANGE ACCOUNT WILL COMMUNICATE WITH OUTLOOK.) You will see this option only if you remove all your current email accounts, but don't worry they can be set right back up easily. Trust me, I have done it several times If you try to set up the exchange account you need you will find you must fill in the exchange address field. In order to do this your email provider must have an exchange protocol. It only took me 45 hours of talking to Kindle, Cox cable, Windows and Dell to find out that: you only get an exchange server address if you are a BUSINESS customer (Cox cable for example.) The Kindle was a gift to me for Xmas, and so far I have purchased a new Dell computer (my old one had Windows XP) with Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office for home and business (and a host of other Amazon Prime items--so tempting.) TONIGHT IT WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED TO ME by a rep at Microsoft (after going through 20 other people on the Microsoft phone and chat lines who did not even know what and exchange server was--no joke 3 hours) that the only affordable way to get an exchange server address as a non-business was to purchase Windows Office 365. It is a subscription that costs $100/yr. for home and $150/yr. for business. She actually IMPLIED THAT I BETTER BUY BUSINESS because I would need tech support to set it up (i.e. 365 for home has inadequate support?). Tell you what I am going to do. I am going to buy 365 for home, torture myself some more and set up that @#$ exchange server address if it kills me. If not, I have 30 days to get a refund for 365 and still have 30 more days to mail in my key and receipt for the office software I purchased for home and business at Sams Wholesale (for $189.). OK, hope that information helps you. I sure suffered enough to get it and I see more ahead on the horizon. I plan to succeed. If others know an easier way please let us know. Martha Luckenbach
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