Best Exchange Email Client For Mac Os X

Best Exchange Email Client For Mac Os X

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Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac is out! As of July 9, 2015, subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 can use the brand new Office 2016 for Mac suite. Seven updates had been already released since the preview version in March, bringing more stability and performance to this release.

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If you’re not a Microsoft Office 365 customer, you’ll have to wait some time before you can take advantage of Office 2016 for Mac by downloading it from SherWeb’s Control Panel. While we’re busy working on the new release, this is an opportunity to highlight the great features of the Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac client. Perhaps you’ve never used it? We know you have a wide choice when it comes to accessing your emails on a Mac OS X computer. But to get the most of Exchange 2013 on your Mac, especially if you’re in a corporate environment, you have to use a tool that integrates as seamlessly as possible with your Mac OS X and gives you access to most of the email service features. Mail is the native email app for the operating system, but if you had to use it before, you know it doesn’t have the organizational functions and features that are useful in business! You need the right tool that accommodates both long-time Mac users and Windows users that are shifting to Mac.

That tool is Microsoft Outlook for Mac. The 2011 version was released as a totally new product for Mac OS X users, superseding the former Microsoft Entourage 2008 application. As part of the Office 2011 suite, it came with a new layout. While, it didn’t totally replicate what was then the new Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Windows, it was made to embed itself more tightly with Mac OS X.

For instance, you can use the built-in Mac OS X backup feature – Time Machine – to backup Outlook 2011 with a noticeable difference in performance. Backups are fast thanks to the local email structure in the background: each email item is a separate file.

With Outlook 2011, you can register different accounts (any POP3/IMAP, AOL, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail or Yahoo mailbox) along with your Exchange 2013 account, under one single identity. Moreover, the mailbox consolidation feature helps you group similar folders, such as inboxes from the different accounts so they appear under one single view. You can easily keep track of all your mailboxes.

The Ribbon, located along the border in top of the window, is the feature that comes from the Outlook 2010/2013 concept. It displays possible actions for a selected item or functionality (mail, calendar, task, contact) and of course, the Mac-style menu is still available.

The Ribbon offers three groups of commands in tabs inside the main window: Home, Organize and Tools. Clicking on the field at the top-right of the window makes a fourth tab appear. The Search tab helps create complex searches with a variety of criteria.

Outlook 2011 will allow you to use one master category list, importing categories from Mac right inside your mailbox.

Contacts, calendar and tasks from Outlook 2011 can still be viewed at a glance when the application is closed, through the standalone My Day app. From Outlook, you can open a set My Day to automatically be launched at the computer start. From My Day, you can create new task items.

Compared to Entourage 2008, editing HTML emails is flawless. Forwarding or replying to an HTML message does not alter its global layout. By default, HTML mode is activated when editing a new email. You can switch to plain mode in a simple click.

Are you using Lync? You may take advantage of the Lync-Exchange integration with presence information right into your mailbox. See availability status and even start a conversation in Lync 2011 for Mac right from your mailbox in Outlook 2011.

Note all the tips above are excerpts of the functionalities you get with your mailbox in Outlook 2011.

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Problem resolution for Mac Users under Microsoft Outlook 2011

Because you get unlimited storage for your Hosted Exchange 2013 accounts with SherWeb, the number of items to be synced with the identity on your Mac computer can be high. To avoid issues linked with synchronization, like database corruption, here are a few tips. Follow them to keep your Exchange identity healthy on Mac.

Email Structure

You may have created folders, subfolders and rules to automatically organize your emails. Outlook will behave better if you create your folders right on top of the mailbox, not under default folders like Inbox or Sent Items.

Note: in this picture, the Daily Requests folder is not nested under Inbox. This is the recommended structure.

To create or move folders at the top of the structure, use Outlook Web App (OWA). Of course any changes made in this web interface are replicated straight inside Outlook 2011.

Moving items

Do not move a huge amount of items directly in Outlook 2011. Chances are high that the application will freeze. To move five or ten emails, you can keep using Outlook 2011. But for dozens or hundreds, use OWA instead.

Synchronization issues

You many notice discrepancies between your Exchange local identity and your mailbox’s contents in OWA (in the server). These are signs that the synchronization with Outlook 2011 is no longer working properly. First, try to force a resync by reloading the cache. If this does not solve the issue, save troubleshooting time, backup Outlook 2011 and rebuild your identity on the Mac computer.

You’re all set for a better experience on your Mac computer… until you get the new Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac client!

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You can connect your Office 365 or other Microsoft Exchange-based email to your Apple computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Note: If you are not using an Office 365 or other Exchange-based email, see Set up email in Outlook for Mac 2011. For more information, see What is a Microsoft Exchange Server account?

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Apple computer access

You can use a web browser or an email program on your computer to connect to your email account.

Web browser access

You connect your Apple computer to your email account by using a web browser in the same way that you connect a Windows computer.

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For instructions, go to Sign in to Outlook Web App. Learn more about our supported browsers.

Email program access

You can connect to your account automatically, or you can connect by using IMAP or POP.

Connecting automatically

There are three programs you can use to connect to your email account by entering your email address and password:

  • Outlook for Mac 2011

  • Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition

  • Mail (the email application included with Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS 10.7 Lion)

Connecting to your email account by using Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition provides a more complete email experience than connecting to your email by using IMAP or POP. For example, if you connect using Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, you'll be able to synchronize Notes, Tasks, Calendar items, or Categories between Outlook Web App and Outlook for Mac 2011 or Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition.

Note: If you're running Entourage 2008, you must install Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, a free update for Entourage 2008 users.

If you're running Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, you can use the Mail program that's included with Snow Leopard to connect to your account without using IMAP or POP. As with Outlook for Mac 2011 and Entourage 2008, Web Services Edition, the steps for connecting to your account with Mac Mail for Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard only require you to enter your email address and password.

For more information about how to use these email programs to connect to your account, follow the steps in one of these topics:

Connecting using IMAP or POP

There are many email programs that you can use to connect to your email account on your Apple computer using IMAP or POP.

Note: POP or IMAP access may not be available with your email account. If you don't know whether your email account supports IMAP or POP, contact the person who manages your email account.

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The following topics provide information about some ways to connect by using IMAP or POP:

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Note: The preceding topic includes steps for connecting to your account using Entourage 2004 and Entourage 2008.

Note: You can use most IMAP and POP programs to connect to your account.

iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch access

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You can connect to your Office 365 or other Exchange-based email using the email app that is installed on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you connect to your account using the Microsoft Exchange method, you’ll be able to access and synchronize your email, calendar, and contacts. If you only want to use email, you can set up email using POP or IMAP. For more information, see Set up email on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Note: If you have Office 365 email, you can also access your email, calendar, and contacts using the Outlook for iOS app. You can install this app from the Apple App Store. To learn more, see Work or school email accounts that use Office 365.

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Note: If you have Office 365 email, see Office 365 iOS device - iPhone or iPad setup for information about how to use Office 365 on your phone or tablet.

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