I try not to think about it too much....wrxguy said:I am exploring all the software and extras mac's have to offer and i was wondering if i could get some opinions on the mail prog Entourage
i disagree, somehow.gangst said:However, Entourage is a lot more useful is you do a lot of scheduling and business work, whereas I feel that Mail is a more relaxed and would appeal more to the home user and is probably why it is a my choice of email app.
This is a big problem with MS' design.... I had this issue frequently in Outlook, too, where doing searches became a near-useless endeavor, because I would have to go take a bathroom or coffee or chit-chat break while it worked at it, and then when I came back, I would have forgotten that I was doing a search, and then accidentally click on my inbox, to see what some new mail was about, and then have to repeat the whole process again, ad nauseam....CanadaRAM said:The other gotcha is that even if you organize your mail into folders within Entourage, those folders are still contained within the single database. It does not create extra files for them. Consequently (and in tandem with it's inability to reclaime space for deleted files) if you have a high volume of mail and attachments, the database will inflate in size. Once you get to a 2 Gb file size on that database, then Entourage crashes and the databse may not be able to be recovered.
Entourage is a hallmark to software design by bright idea. I believe it safe to say that the app's reason for being is to provide full MS Exchange-compatibility to MacOS X. It is a failure. It is not the kind of failure that jumps up and says "I don't work." It is the kind of failure that does not work properly, but doesn't give you a clue that anything is wrong. This is not to say that there aren't other functions in Entourage that clearly don't work properly. However, this app must be judged primarily by how it handles email. When used with my firm's Exchange server, Entourage conceals certain random messages. I know this because I setup my account in MacOS X Mail using Mail's Exchange settings. The messages that disappear with a trace in Entourage come through Mail just fine.wrxguy said:I am exploring all the software and extras mac's have to offer and i was wondering if i could get some opinions on the mail prog Entourage
Mail has a setting to send Windows-friendly attachments. However, I have never had a problem with this on any Mac email client. For reasons that I don't entirely understand, I commonly receive split attachments when I access my email from my firm's web-based Exchange mail feature. It seems not to matter whether the message was sent by Windows or the Mac.yojitani said:I've been using Entourage for years (it was my former company mail program and it just stuck), but I've been testing Mail 2 for some of my less important accounts. On the whole, I'm impressed. It seems faster than entourage (especially downloading my mail) and I like address book integration. My concern has been, however, that there have been reports that attachments sent from mail to MS clients (outlook/ outlook express) either aren't recognised or come with an additional attachment (I forgot the name of the second attachment). I'm an editor and send and receive attachments from all sorts of systems from the new to the very old, thus it is imperative that I don't have compatability issues and that attachments can be opened without difficulty by people whose computer skills are still firmly rooted in the typewriter, if you see what I mean. I have not had any problems with Entourage, but would like to move over to mail. Can anyone assuage my fears?