Use MobileMe with Outlook 2011 for Mac?

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  1. someguy macrumors 68020


    Dec 4, 2005
    Still here.
    I've been given the task of setting up a new MacBook Pro for a customer at work, and he insists on using Outlook 2011 for his email, calendar, and contacts, as opposed to Mail, iCal, and Address Book. That wouldn't be a problem, except for that he uses MobileMe for these things and I have no clue to how set it up the way that he wants it.

    From what I read, some of the MobileMe services (Calendar, specifically) might not work with the latest Outlook. If that's the case, what other options do I have for syncing his Outlook calendar with his iPhone? He does not want to use anything but Outlook and I haven't been able to convince him how much easier it would be if he didn't.

    Can anyone help me with this? Let me know what other information you need.
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I gave up on Outlook and stuck with Apple mail. First the cal from Outlook only syncs with ICal and not mm. Furthermore it is not a true sync, for each category you make in outlook it create a new cal in iCal. Next, if you use iCal to share with others over mm they will not see your outlook events and if they add an event to iCal or mm it doesn't go to outlook.

    What's worse you can not add a published cal to outlook either. There are more issue but you get the point.

    I also had a tpm of bugs with getting mail from gmail and mm into Outlook and had to rebuild the database a few times for no known reason.

    Eventually I just gave up. Maybe you can publish your outlook to google, publish that to iCal and mm or just to his phone but iirc I couldn't get that to work either.

    Outlook 2011 for Mac while better than entourage is still crap for what it cost. I will never buy another ms product for my macs ever.

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  3. dchao, Jun 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011

    dchao macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2008
    For mail: set the server to, using IMAP , Port 993, SSL

    For Calendar: set the server to using CalDAV

    1) you will lose the PUSH notification and subscribed calendar with Outlooks
    2) Username, enter your full MobileMe email address, including or

    For Contacts: They're stored locally, just use MM to synch them

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