Outlook 2011 = Terrible

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  1. pazz, Oct 3, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011

    pazz macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    London, England
    I use a Mac at home and a PC at work.

    I am literally screaming at my MBP over Outlook 2011 at the minute. It just sucks, really bad.

    1. Font Size Issue
    2. MS Exchange Issues
    3. My iPhone receives mail before it does
    4. Toolbar sizes are huge
    5. Signatures fails to format correctly

    Could anyone recommend an alternative? I'm debating running parallels just for Outlook 2010.
  2. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    I just use Apple Mail, for email with an Exchange server. I don't really use the calendar functions with exchange. No sure what your specific needs are?
  3. pazz thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    London, England
    Here's an example,

    I go to create a simple text table and there is no option in Mail...
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I don't have any of those issues with Outlook 2011. In fact, Outlook is running very well for me. Sounds like an 80/20 problem.
  5. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2008
    postbox is a nice mail client. But for some reason I still use mail but I do have a licensed copy of postbox
  6. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I have issues with Outlook 2011 on my MBP as well.

    1) Open Outlook 2011 and it doesn't connect to Exchange server, have to Quit app then reopen then it connects.

    2) iPhone receives mail first, and if I send from my iPhone the receiver gets it right away where as if it's sent from Outlook it takes 5 - 10 minutes.

    I don't have any other issues though, I'd like to see both of these fixed or suggestive fixes.
  7. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  8. Wattser93 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010
    My database file corrupted. Everything was lost.

    Outlook is terrible in my book.
  9. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
  10. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

    Big D 51

    Jan 15, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    It didn't work well for me. It done a poor job keeping my e-mail synced.
  11. jcappleseed macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    Outlook 2011 contact management

    on older version of outlook mac you could duplicate a contact and then go in and edit the name. this sped up entering multiple contacts from the same company as everything would copy over and all you would need to change is name and email. on outlook 2011 i dont see a duplicate contact function. there is a copy contact detail function, but then if you go to create a new contact, it pastes all information into the name field. anyone?
  12. webitorgal macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2011
    My issue with Outlook for Mac is that you can't have separate inboxes if you're using POP mail. I have 5 different email accounts and by default, I get a separate inbox for each one on my Windows desktop. On my MBA? Nope, everything is in one. SO DISORGANIZED! Even the default mail client is better than this.

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