Back in 2015, Google allowed users to use their Outlook.com email (or other email services) on the Gmail app for Android. Today, the company is introducing a new feature called Gmailify which will allow Outlook users to use their account on Gmail’s mobile apps and continue to use Gmail’s best features — without even usign a @gmail.com address. Gmailify will allow Outlook users to use Gmail’s spam protection feature, as well as the folder organization feature which can be quite useful at times. Additionally, Gmailify will allow you to integrate the travel and hotel reservations from your email with Google Now, which can also be very useful if you use an Android device.
It is not yet know if Google will be rolling out Gmailify to the Web and iOS. Nonetheless, if you own an Android device and want to use your Outlook.com email with it, go ahead and give it a try. And if you don’t want to use Gmail, you can continue to use Outlook’s official app which also offers a very good experience (and it’s probably the best Android email client out there, too).