Mail or Entourage?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tribe3, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. tribe3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    I used to dislike Apple's Mail so I've been using Entourage for a long time. What are you guys (that have both) using?
  2. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    Well considering I have a Gmail account now I use Mail. I used to use Entourage when I had a homtail account. They are used for two totally different accounts. I prefer Mail though.
  3. jsfpa macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2003
    I've used both but prefer Mail's Junk mail filter. It seems to do a better job.
  4. tribe3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    Basic question: How do you configure gmail in "Mail? Is it POP or IMAP or Exchange?
    Also, is the "Incoming Mail server" related to gmail or to my IP?
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    I use Mail and have so ever since it came out. Never a problem really!
    Junk mail filter is pretty good as well- only one time has it put something in the junk filter when I didn't want it to- but I always review it before trashing the junk mail
  6. chaos86 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2003
    I've used both, back and forth, but in the end I had to go for mail for it's intergration; Mail, Address Book, iChat, iPod, and my bluetooth phone are all close friends and drinking buddies.

    EDIT: Although one time they all hung out and got so drunk that Address Book and Phone tried to show off and duplicated almost all my contacts at random, but without any details in the dupes. Took an hour to go through and delete all the empty ones (it wasn't just every second one, it was random whether the first or second in the list was the empty one).
  7. CoMpX macrumors 65816


    Jun 29, 2005
    New Jersey
    Here are the instructions.
  8. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  10. tribe3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    Thanks. I got it to work;)

    I'm leaning towards using 'Mail' at the moment because it's native on Intel Core Duo and it snaps open very fast, while 'Entourage' bounces back and forth for a little while before opening. I'll see what I decide once Entourage goes native.
  11. turbopants macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006
    I use Mail on my Mac for personal correspondence and gmail for web signups, or anything where I think I might get some spam.
  12. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2005
    i use mail because it looks better and it was made by apple :)
  13. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Search this forum for Entourage. You will find that a lot of users have a lot of problems with this M$ POS. Who ever heard tell of a corrupt database before Entourage? Use Mail and get a good night's sleep.
  14. lanray macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2005
    another vote for Mail

    My wife and I used Entourage for a long while. She liked it for the features that allows you to schedule things, and I was kind of tied into using it because Mail doesn't support Hotmail. Then, Hotmail just seemed to get buggier each day, slow, slow, and so we both changed over to gmail. I just decided to try Mail (because now I could), and I really do like it better. It's tidier, a little more intuitive, and not nearly as buggy. Entourage used to quit on us nearly daily; we just don't have that problem with Mail. Anyways, go for Mail. You won't be sorry.
  15. tribe3 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    Just FYI you ca use HTTPMAIL plugin and use hotmail in "Mail" (It's not working on Intel Core Duos yet)
  16. ptasker macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2005
    Default Mail

    I have Mail and Entourage and am interested to read the thoughts here in making up my mind which to settle with. When I decide, how do you set which is the default e-mail programme ? ie, if you click a mailto: link which one opens and handles your request ?
    Any help greatly appreciated !
  17. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I use Mail. Never liked how crowded the screen seemed with Entourage, it just felt bloated to me like Eudora. It also feels slower to me than Mail.

    To change the default email program you have to go into Apple Mail's preferences. Under general is a pull down to choose the default email program.

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