Does anyone use Entourage?

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  1. jeremy6044 macrumors regular

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    That's my question. And if so, why do you like it over mail.app, ical, etc.?
     
  2. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    I use it for my works Exchange server and Hotmail.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Short of "real" Outlook for the Mac, or my IT department opening up IMAP, Entourage is my best available option. OWA just bites.
     
  4. saxman macrumors 6502

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    ^^^ ditto.

    Exchange server with no IMAP ports = no Apple Mail for me. I've used Entourage since I've switched to Mac b/c of this issue. Never really used mail
     
  5. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    I use it as a convenient holder for all my mail archives from my Pre-mac days ("the dark years").

    Apart from that, no, I steer clear.

    SL
     
  6. jeremy6044 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh, so it's only if you're using it for work and have an exchange server forwarding your mail from your work account?
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    In my case, yes. In fact, because of the way my IT handled the switch to Exchange 2003, I have to point to the webmail URL and recover it into Entourage from there. Works exactly the same as it did when I was connected to the server via VPN.

    I just wish Outlook had the Project Center tab. I love that, but since I can't do anything with my workmates with it, it's just more work. Shame, too, it's the best feature of Entourage over Outlook.
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I use it. I can't remember why. I just like the interface better. When I first switched to Macs, I imported all of my contacts from Outlook to Entourage.
     
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  10. walnuts macrumors 6502

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    I use entourage for my work e-mail. Its an exchange e-mail and I think entourage is better equiped to handle a work-level e-mail. IIts good too because I don't necessarily want to mingle my work and personal contacts nor my calendar events. I sync entourage as a separate calendar to ical and it works well.

    On the other hand, I use mail.app for my personal e-mail. It handles the lighter e-mail load and less intense organizational need very well. It does quicklook attachments, which I think is really cool.
     
  11. nemex macrumors regular

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    I use mail.app 3.1, no entourage here. Once upon a time I was an Entourage user back in the early days of Microsoft Office v. X and mac : office 2004, until it messed up with my archived mails... :apple:
     
  12. Dogfood1 macrumors newbie

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    I have been back and forth with numerous mail apps. I used Apple Mail (I), I used Thunderbird, I used Entourage 2004, I used Apple Mail (II - Leopard version) and I've used the web interfaces for Gmail for a time exclusively. There are probably others but memory fades...

    Anyway, I got Office '08 and went back to Entourage. Sad fact of the matter, for all the M$ hate, this is one application that does everything (Contact Managment, Email, Calendar, etc...) inclusive and seamlessly.

    The way OS X does it - separate applications for each function is certainly more aesthetically pleasing but it seems like it: 1) Goes out of it's way to demonstrate the simplicity of the apps which 2) Makes them feel less like "professional applications" and more like something I would have used in college or something for the hipster housewife (no offense to hipster housewives, I have one myself).

    While I am no fan of M$, if you have to work in the business environment, or on the fringes like I do, Entourage just works better IMHO.

    Dogfood1
     
  13. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    i used to be exclusive web based, but that got annoying, so i use mail.app, there are some problems with it... like it won't delete my aol mail for some reason. I hate entourage 2004, when i get 2008... we will see i guess....:rolleyes:

    EDIT: the only micro.... i use is word, excel, powerpoint.... MSN 4 MAC IS A JOKE
     

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