best outlook replacement?

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    I know I could just run outlook via parallels, but is there a alternative(s) native to OS X? I could use Thunderbird for email and iCal for calendar, but could those sync with window mobile phones?
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  3. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft Entourage shares its name with a great show on HBO, and it also does all the things you wanted. Its like a double bonus.
     
  4. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    MissingSync might be useful (if you don't already know about it?).
     
  5. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do know about MissingSync, but since it only syncs with Entourage, and I haven't gotten Entourage to play nice with hotmail, I can't get my emails.

    I'd very much like to use MissingSync + Entourage if I could find a way to sync with hotmail (standard account).

    Is it possible to use Mail with Hotmail? I think you need FreePOP or something, but I haven't tried it.
     
  6. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    I had been using Entourage for several years but had a corrupted
    database issue (common problem with Entourage, M$ thought nobody would ever have more than 2 Gigs of email :rolleyes:) that led me to look elsewhere.

    Until last month I was using Mailsmith which was excellent, but Bento 2 integrates with Mail so I have gone to Mail now and bought 2 utility add-ons for it: Mail Act-On 2 and MailTags 2

    I use SpamSieve for spam filtering.

    I am pretty happy with the change.
     
  8. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    The two gig issue was fixed in Entourage 2004. Currently, my Entourage 2008 database for my work account is well over 20 GB and working fine. There's a lot of improvements in Entourage 2008 for database performance and stability, and we've continued to make improvements in the subsequent service packs.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  9. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Entourage (both 2004 and 2008) worked perfectly well with my Hotmail account, so you probably had a configuration/firewall issue.
     

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