Outlook.com categories in Mac Mail

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  1. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    So I'm in the process of switching from gmail to Outlook for some of my email. I've backed up, cleaned up, forwarded, etc. It's *almost* working the way I want it to.

    One thing I can't figure out in Mac mail is how to make the outlook categories show up. Is this not possible?
     
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    That won't be possible since Outlook.com is essentially applying a filter on the web page to apply those categories.

    You could mimic some of the features with different Smart Mailboxes in Mail. For example, this one would show only messages with image attachments.

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  4. Michael Goff Suspended

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    Outlook.com categories?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    These on the left side of the page.

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  6. Michael Goff Suspended

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    Weird, I never noticed them.

    Thanks. :D
     
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    I think they are new... I never noticed them until just recently either.
     
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Yeah was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread. Perhaps the OP meant folders? If so they are there.
     
  9. Michael Goff Suspended

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    No, no, it's something new-ish that isn't folders. I thought he might have meant that as well, but I was pointed to it. Dunno how to do a shipping Smart Folder, though.
     
  10. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Does anyone know if these categories sync with the categories in Outlook 2013 for Windows?
     
  11. E3BK thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No, I meant Categories. They are different than the folders.

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    Gotcha. I will try that. Kind of a bummer. Maybe MS will add support for it eventually.
     
  12. david2013ike macrumors newbie

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    Anyone lost their emails from their Hotmail inbox? Haven't logged in to my Hotmail for sometime now but when I logged all of my emails are gone. So I think it has something to do with changing it from Hotmail to Outlook.

    Microsoft says its just a name change but a lot of people lost their emails too. Never happened to me and I usually log in every few months because its not my primary email anymore still very important emails are in my inbox.
     
  13. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    For people who are using the Mail App with a Outlook.com email address is anyone having problems with mail not deleting?

    I delete the message in the Mail app but when I log into outlook.com the message is still sat in my inbox. I have setup the email with the IMAP settings from the Outlook.com website. :confused:
     

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