I hope somebody can help me because this is giving me a headache I'm a PC girl, recently moved into a Mac world for my new job. My firm uses gmail for mail and I have been issued a new MacBook Air (latest/greatest). Back in my PC world, I use Outlook 2010 for all of my mail and calendaring. All mail comes into my inbox and I read and file it into folders/subfolders. Whatever is left in my inbox (ideally very few messages) are things I need to take action on. This works for me, and is what I want to achieve on my Mac. People at work told me that Outlook 2011 on the Mac is a mess, and that emails disappear and reappear and have advised me against it. They told me to just use the gmail via web browser. I find it too cumbersome - so many emails and hard to sort them. I can create folders, but not the same way I do in Outlook, and not with nested subfolders (or at least I haven't figured out how). When I said I didn't like it, people suggested Sparrow. I started using that, but still find folders cumbersome (without nested subfolders, my folder list is too long to be a benefit).......AND I have to use gmail to create the folders. I want to make a move back to Outlook, and make it work. I need help with the following: - set up Outlook with proper settings (this includes setting it up from the Outlook app, with proper ports, etc. AND going into gmail to configure - e.g. "leave messages on server" (or not)) - a strategy for taking all of my mail (a few hundred messages) and getting it out of the folders I created in gmail (and am using in Sparrow) and properly into Outlook with the folders the way I'd like them structured - an ongoing workflow to keep everything working properly. (note - I also read mail on my iPhone and iPad2) so that I don't lose mail. - lastly (I think!) - I have been told that while using Outlook 2011 calendar, I won't be able to see the availability of other team members and need to use Google calendar instead. True or is there a workaround? I'm determined to get this working properly. I know somebody here is smart enough to figure out how!