Outlook 365 for Mac - No Imap push, no notifications and weird folders

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  1. tatty27 macrumors 6502

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    Since getting my rMBP a couple of years ago I've been using the windows version of Microsoft Office via Parallels because I can't stand the mac version so I was really pleased to read that Microsoft have decided to update the mac version to be more like the Windows version.

    Now the new version of Outlook here but having installed it there is still no Imap push or, if there is, I haven't found a way to set it up. I'm sure I also read somewhere that it is supposed to interact with the notification bar but it doesn't. Weird thing is I got notifications for messages when using the Windows version running in Parallels.

    The folder structure is a bit weird too. My hotmail account gets a whole folder to itself whereas all of my pop mail accounts are put in a single folder called 'on my computer' and I've had to create sub folders for each account and create a rule to move new messages to each account to them to separate them.

    Am I doing something wrong or is this how it works? If the latter is the case I think I'll go back to the Windows version running via Parallels.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I thought Microsoft services use ActiveSync for push email?

    Microsoft certainly claims that Outlook supports push email.
     

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  3. petvas macrumors 601

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    Outlook for Mac supports EWS for connecting to Exchange and in this version Exchange Push mail is supported.
     
  4. tatty27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I'm not connecting to an Exchange server, I mean plain old Hotmail
     
  5. tatty27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, it seems that outlook for mac will put all the pop accounts in one folder and the only thing I can do is what I have already done and have new messages moved to custom folders. That's the official answer from Microsoft.

    As for hotmail imap push, can't find anything about that so the folder is set to sync every 2 mins and have installed a third party outlook.com app which alerts me when a new message is received.

    I had decided to stick with using Windows outlook via Parallels but after setting up the signatures I discovered that the retina display does weird things to the images in the sigs so that when they're viewed on a windows machine they are huuuge! Doesn't happen if I change the video setting of the vm to scaled but then the writing on the vm looks blurred and I didn't pay for rImac to look at blurred text.

    The notifications in the notification centre started working all by themselves this afternoon, no idea why but at least that's one thing resolved.
     
  6. porthole2 macrumors member

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    Which version of Win Outlook are you sing?

    How does it compare to the Mac version?

    I'm a long time Outlook user and wish the OS version was the same.
     
  7. tatty27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm using Outlook 2013 on the PC. The mac version seems quite slow in comparison, the send receive button doesn't seem do anything when I click it and signatures with images are a pain to set up and there is no way to add a link to an image. Hotmail doesn't push so I don't get emails in real time which is a pain too.

    Also, in Outlook for mac there is one folder for imap email and one folder for pop3. I have 3 pop3 email accounts and all of the emails go into one folder, I have to create a folder within the inbox for each account and then create a rule to move new emails to the correct folder. You can't have a separate inbox, sent, deleted etc for each account.

    I'm using the mac version on my macbook pro to see if it grows on me before I decide whether to use the Windows version or mac version on my imac when it arrives next week. Problem is that if I create an email in the windows outlook on my macbook, the size of any images (including those in my sig) is completely different than when they are viewed on a none retina screen. They are huge.
     
  8. porthole2 macrumors member

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    So I'm guessing they also do not use the same file, bouncing back and forth between windows and OS is a no go?

    How about the contacts and calendar portions?
     
  9. tatty27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Contacts and calendars seems ok, I don't really use them to be honest
     
  10. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    So what features do you use that makes Outlook appealing?

    For me, Outlook is great when connected to an exchange server and using things like meeting requests that let me see all invitees schedules to pick a good time, but if I were just using it as an email client I don't see it as being any better than the standard mail app in OS X. It's the way that Outlook puts everything together that makes it a good product, especially for work. It is a PIM (personal Information Manager) in addition to being a mail client.
     
  11. tatty27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've always used outlook and I guess I'm used to it. Plus I like the way that I can use integrate Todoist into Outlook. Having real time notification of incoming emails is a big plus for me when using outlook but it just doesn't happen with the mac version (which is the same reason why I'm not that keen on mac mail).
     

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