Outlook for Mac vs Gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by juliepasc, Feb 9, 2019 at 7:48 PM.

  1. juliepasc macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    I’ve been using Gmail for several years, and I just moved my email to Outlook for Mac 2016, mostly to be more integrated with what the rest of my small company is using. I have the option of moving it back, and am trying to decide which I prefer.

    Does anyone have experience with both email clients, or with moving from one to the other? So far I’m not crazy about the Outlook interface, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

    One feature I love on Gmail, undo send, is not available on Outlook for Mac. Anyone have a workaround? That one feature could drive me back to Gmail, but I know Outlook probably has some features that Gmail doesn’t.

    Would love some input. Thanks in advance.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Is your company a G Suite subscriber? With full Outlook integration?
  3. juliepasc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    No. We just bought O365 licenses for everyone. I have been using Gmail independently, by having my email forwarded to my Gmail address.
  4. SDColorado macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    If using Outlook 365 the setting you are looking for will be in the compose screen. After composing your email, next to the send arrow, you should see a small downward arrow. Clicking that will present a "send later" dialog where you choose the date and time the email will be sent. Not as one step simply as the Gmail option, but much more customizable than Gmails 10-30 seconds

    With the Outlook Web Client click the gear for options -->scroll down to view all Outlook Settings-->Mail-->Compose and Reply-->Undo Send. But you may only choose up to a maximum of 10 seconds here.
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Undo send in Outlook

    You can also schedule sending a message.
  6. juliepasc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2016
    Thanks. I found both of those options, though neither one seems as good as Gmail.

    I’m not sure it’s worth staying with Gmail just for that, though. Maybe I’ll just be more careful before hitting send. :)
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  7. bunce66 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    I've used both. My last company required Outlook and I gotta say it was awful in comparison to Gmail. Not only is the Web-mail much worse, the App was inferior all around.

    There really is no comparison, actually. Outlook is at least 10 years behind Gmail.
  8. mj_ macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Outlook for Mac and Outlook the web client and Outlook the App are three completely different things!

    Outlook for Mac is an offline Exchange client that can on occasion connect to IMAP4 and POP3 servers but isn't really made for anything other than providing access to an Exchange server, be it in-house or hosted.

    Outlook the web client is a website to access Microsoft's outlook.com email service.

    Outlook the app is an offline client to access Microsoft's outlook.com email servers as well as other email services by channeling them through outlook.com.

    Not quite sure which of those three we are talking about here ;)
  9. cyb3rdud3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 22, 2014
    And then there are many more email clients like Apple Mail and Airmail for example. It is great to have so much choice. However with an exchange server behind O365 it is beyond me why you'd want to get the data through Gmail, and it is even more beyond me why a company would allow to let their data be stored outside the environment they've paid for.

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