Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Paul G
    Guest
    Talking MS Outlook to MAC
    I'm ordering my first Apple Mac very soon, an iMac 20" TFT display, 160GB Ultra ATA drive and 512MB SDRAM! I've been a windows user for ages and can't wait to switch.

    I'm currently using MS Outlook and really like it, I rely on it heavily for reminding me of dates and appointments. As you can imagine I have ALL my email addresses and contacts in there. I can't decide whether to use Entourage or Mail but does anyone know how I can import all my files from MS Outlook without having to manually input them into either one.

    Also can anyone suggest which may be better to use, Entourage or Mail?

    Thanks for your help.
    Paul

  2. #2
    The Giver
    Guest
    I like Mail.

  3. #3

    immdb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2003
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    654
    Specs:
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    If you go with mail, you will also have to use iCal to get the date and appointment functions.

  4. #4
    ratz
    Guest
    It might sound crazy but I use both. I use mail just to quickly check my email but I use Entourage to organize my mail with catagoryies and custom views. I keep thinking I should just choose one but I like both of them. What I really wish is that Apple would put some of the features of Entourage in Mail, then I would use Mail all of the time. As far as importing your info

    first go here http://www.apple.com/switch/howto/ and read
    and then go here http://www.apple.com/switch/howto/pc/email.html


  5. #5

    rberry88's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 24, 2004
    Location
    Arlington Heights, IL USA
    Posts
    476
    Specs:
    17" Flat Panel iMac -15" 1.5GHz, 80GB HDD, 128MB ATI video card, 1GB RAM- PowerBook
    ratz provided two really good links that will help you make the switch over. I just switched last week and didn't have a problem. I use Mail.app for my .mac address and I use entourage for my primary e-mail and to read usenet newsgroups. If you are a student you can get Mac Office for only $135 that includes the full versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Entourage. Very well worth it if you ask me.

    rberry88
    Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.

  6. #6
    ratz
    Guest
    They recently came out with Office 2004.
    Also check the Apple web site under their Switch section for any other questions you may have as far as switching. But I am glad to be of help. I forgot to mention also that I can check both my .Mac and Hotmail accounts in both Mail and Entourage.

  7. #7

    Absolute Zero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 05, 2003
    Location
    I'm slowly sinking in the posts of Mac-forums
    Posts
    1,246
    Specs:
    PowerBook 12" Combo Drive/867 MHz/256 MB RAM/40 GB hard drive/Mac OS X 10.3.5/AirPort Extreme it sux
    I used Mail until I got Gmail.

  8. #8
    Paul G
    Guest
    Talking
    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    I used Mail until I got Gmail.
    Thanks everyone, I actually downloaded Outlook2Mac last night for $10 and was able to save all my outlook files to Mac compatible files. Haven't got the mac yet, waiting for the new iMacs to emerge, but am getting prepared. I think my other documents should be easy enough to transfer.

    What's GMail?

    Thank you,
    Paul

  9. #9

    Absolute Zero's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 05, 2003
    Location
    I'm slowly sinking in the posts of Mac-forums
    Posts
    1,246
    Specs:
    PowerBook 12" Combo Drive/867 MHz/256 MB RAM/40 GB hard drive/Mac OS X 10.3.5/AirPort Extreme it sux
    http://www.gmail.com/

    Google's email service that is not yet availible to the public.

  10. #10
    ZenithApricot
    Guest
    Mail + iCal + AddressBook + .mac
    I use Mail for one main reason: I can back everything up on my .mac account and see it from any computer, even a PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G
    I'm ordering my first Apple Mac very soon, an iMac 20" TFT display, 160GB Ultra ATA drive and 512MB SDRAM! I've been a windows user for ages and can't wait to switch.

    I'm currently using MS Outlook and really like it, I rely on it heavily for reminding me of dates and appointments. As you can imagine I have ALL my email addresses and contacts in there. I can't decide whether to use Entourage or Mail but does anyone know how I can import all my files from MS Outlook without having to manually input them into either one.

    Also can anyone suggest which may be better to use, Entourage or Mail?

    Thanks for your help.
    Paul

  11. #11
    Paul G
    Guest
    [B]Thanks very much for all your help. I've actually bought Outlook2Mac. Hopefully not a waste of money!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-27-2014, 12:22 PM
  2. Switching PC Outlook 2007 to Mac Outlook 2011
    By Demapples in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-24-2013, 06:18 AM
  3. PC Outlook 2007 / Mac Outlook 2011 Same Account, does this cause issues?
    By Mac Air in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-30-2012, 01:07 PM
  4. Moving Outlook .pst files to Mac Outlook in Office 2011
    By veehb in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2011, 05:15 PM
  5. Export Windows Outlook contacts to Outlook for MAC
    By GotmortgageJohn in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-09-2011, 10:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •