Spotlight with Entourage and IMAP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blodwyn, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Just ordered Tiger and looking forward to it.

    Does anyone who's tested it know if Entourage (Exchange) mail is indexed by Spotlight? I also use Apple Mail with personal mail held on an IMAP server, does Spotlight index IMAP mail?

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  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

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    I think so

    Entourage stores all your email messages in a temp folder, even if they're from an IMAP server. So I think spotlight will be able to index your emails on Entourage.
     
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    According to this article Microsoft will release an update to Office 2004 in the next couple of months, and I imagine Spotlight support in Entourage will be added then. If they do add Spotlight support in Entourage, I can't imagine they would miss IMAP users.
     
  4. hodgjy macrumors 6502

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    I think that update is specifically for VPC 7.01.
     
  5. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    "For example, upon installation of the new OS, Spotlight will be able to index Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats," according to a statement offered by a Microsoft spokesperson. "Support for additional features such as sync services will be enabled by a future update."
     
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  7. blodwyn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replies, just a small clarification to my question - I use Entourage to connect to an Exchange server at work, so I was curious whether Spotlight would be able to index the emails. I have a rule set up which copies all emails from the Exchange server to a local inbox in Entourage, so as long as Entourage supports Spotlight or vice versa then it should be OK. May have to wait for this to happen in an update I suppose.

    I only access my IMAP personal mail using Apple Mail, so I'm hoping that Spotlight will treat IMAP mail on the server the same as POP mail which is downloaded to a local mailbox.
     

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