How to freely access Gmail WITHOUT VPN in China

By using Outlook, you can access your Gmail account without VPN in China. VPN is necessary only once when you connect your Outlook account to Gmail.

  1. Create an account or sign in https://outlook.live.com. ID can be the same as Gmail account.
  2. (Require VPN in this step) Setting -> Options -> Connected accounts(in Accounts) -> Add a connected account “Gmail”. If you are using Beta version, Setting -> View all Outlook settings -> Mail -> Sync email -> Gmail
  3. Sync account and Gmail will be automatically synced with your outlook account!

This is for the Outlook beta version users.


  • iOS devices like iPhone and iPad:  Choose “outlook.com” when you add an account.
  • Mac Mail app: I haven’t find a way to sync. So I installed “MS Outlook” rather than Mail, and it works perfectly.

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