Mail vs. Entourage vs. .... Outlook? - need some help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jon08, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

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    Ok, well I'm about to start using either Mail or Entourage for my yahoo and Gmail accounts. I know that for Yahoo you need to pay $19.99/year or so to get it work on Mail/Entourage so I guess I got no choice but to do so. This will be my first time ever using a mail app because for years I've used the website-based e-mail only, so I'm still not so familiar with these apps.

    I've tried both Mail and Entourage and so far I like Entourage better. It just looks neater and seems to have more options than Mail (I might be wrong). Are there any downsides of Entourage I should be aware of? Is it possible to import all the birthday etc. alerts that I have on Yahoo mail calendar to Entourage calendar?

    Also, is it possible for Entourage to notify you when you receive an e-mail the way Mail does?

    Another thing: I heard that next year Outlook for Mac will be available with the release of Office 2010. Anybody know when MS plans to release it? Should I wait till then and just get Outlook instead or is the release date still quite remote?
     
  2. Chuck Fadanoid macrumors member

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    Do you? I am with Yahoo.de and my wife with Yahoo.co.uk and we set up POP3 access with no charge. If Yahoo.com wants to charge, just use Yahoo.co.uk - unless the T&C have changed since we signed up and new members have to pay.
     
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, you do, because when I tried to establish my Yahoo mail on Mail/Entourage, it wouldn't work while Gmail worked fine.

    Btw, are you suggesting I should open an account on Yahoo.co.uk - meaning an entirely new e-mail account? If so, it wouldn't really make much sense to me - why not just create another Gmail account instead, a lot less hassle.......
     
  4. Chuck Fadanoid macrumors member

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    That's odd. I have Yahoo working in Mail just fine - have done since OS X 10.0, and before that in Mozilla on OS 9.

    Ah - you're probably talking about IMAP! Sorry - I assumed POP3, which is what I use. Could well be that they charge for IMAP.
     
  5. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's the POP access I was talking about... It says I'd need to upgrade to Yahoo Mail Plus in order for it to work on Mail etc.
     
  6. gerabbi macrumors regular

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    I vote for the Apple mail.app it integrates with Safari, iCal, etc.
    and works well with gmail
     

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