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Outlook.com (or Exchange) Email on Android Kitkat

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Whenever I started a new website, I would sign up for Google’s free business apps and associate it with the domain. Since Google Apps has became a paid service, its more difficult to justify paying for the service that I potentially may not use. I love Google business, but not every site I make yields a return so I need something for free to get things off the ground or at the very least, look official. Enter Outlook.com. They offer free email hosting for your own domain. (Perfect!) It takes a bit of setup, but that’s probably another blog post (TIP: Start here).

The biggest issue I had was adding this email address to my Nexus 5 Android device.

Here’s how I did it.

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Dear BlackBerry, what happened?

I have been a devoted BlackBerry user and developer since the earlier days of RIM. The first app I ever wrote was for a BlackBerry 7250. BlackBerry has always been good to me. The first time I made money developing a smartphone application was because of BlackBerry. My company started with some high profile clients that had a BlackBerry infrastructure behind them.

I’ve had almost every BlackBerry under the sun since the 7250. For the last few years people had tried to convince me to switch to Android or Apple over and over again.  I have always loved my keyboard laden device. I had purchased a Google developer account before most people knew what an Android was; but I never really fell in love with the operating system.

That all changed today.

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