Is Mac Outlook crippled compare to Windows10?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by VincentG, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. VincentG macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2017
    I have need to setup my Mac with Windows recently. For email I installed Outlook with my Office365 license. I discover various options, one that in my case was missing a way to "confirm delivery receipt and read receipt".
    So using the same email account, iCloud, on Windows I can use that option and not non the Mac!

    Support tell me the Mac version require a Exchange Account! And that the Mac version is a new software, release 15.36.1 (170721).
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    If you're trying to blame Apple because Outlook for Mac doesn't support read receipts and delivery, try blaming who made the software - Microsoft.

    Outlook for Mac has always been a castrated version of Outlook for Windows
  3. VincentG thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2017
    I agree, I blame Microsoft for poor version on the Mac side.

    Apple should but those options in Apple Mail software make it professional, forcing Microsoft to have equivalent version on both platform!
    Microsoft just benefit from Apple agreement to rely on Microsoft products for more professional usage. Same goes for Page, Keynote and Numbers, we can go much deeper on that.

    My point was that Microsoft give you a crippled version for the same price has Windows user!
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    There are some differences between Mac and Win versions of Outlook. Mac Outlook doesn't need Exchange, unless that's how your organization's mail architecture is set up. But I have Outlook on a home Mac, it gets and sends mail, and does not have Exchange. Outlook 2016 started at 15.1, and updated with some regularity. Now it updates monthly. I've used Outlook 2016 for over 18 months, since about version 15.11.
  5. phairphan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Reject Beach
    Delivery and read receipts were very recently added to Outlook for Mac. It wasn't clear from your post, but was Microsoft telling you that these two features only work with Exchange accounts, or something else?

    Edit: I see from the release notes last month for this feature, it currently works with only Office 365 work or school accounts, not even "generic" Exchange accounts.
  6. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Yep its due to Microsoft decision, not Apples.

    Oh! Its Apples fault again?

    Yep it IS a Microsoft issue, not Apples.
  7. VincentG thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2017
    Win Outlook doesn't need Exchange (I don't have access to it), so I use both side with same connectivity. Win version have more functions.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 28, 2017 ---
    Three conditions one of them is Exchange account for Mac user, not for Win user!
    --- Post Merged, Jul 28, 2017 ---
    I simply think Apple leave it to Microsoft to offer a professional version of Mail, Write, Numbers and Keynote with Microsoft Office. Rumors that Apple keep the home market and doesnt get in the professional market leaving it to Microsoft.

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