• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outlook for Mac is unusable

    • Written by from Newport

    Microsoft have known for a long time that there are issues with Outlook identities. Long and short, the proprietary Microsoft system of 'identities' become frequently corrupted, meaning that every time Outlook connects to a mail server, Outlook thinks its seeing the same message for the first time, which means it will download 100's of messages again you have already read.

    Follow MS instructions and you will rebuild your identity or have to re-install Outlook. If you do this, you will lose access to all of your existing e-mail accounts, folders, diary entries etc. You will still be able to find them on your Mac, but Outlook won't let you view them as they were created with a 'different' identity.

    If you need further proof that Microsoft is not interested in supporting Mac communities, you only need to read the Apple and Office forums on this subject. MS must know about the issue and choose not to fix it. Contrary to what appears in some of the forums, this is not an Apple issue but down to how MS have chosen to set up Outlook. Sorry you'll have to use Mail or similar, even though Miscrosoft will have charged you for a non-workable product. Disgusting.

    127 of 147 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    outlook doesn't work don't waste your money and frustration

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    as the other review - outlook doesn't work on mac. it lost the identities several times wasting hours of my time. i can't believe they released it as a product. will be seeking to return it.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't do it...

    • Written by from Wisbech

    I would put negative stars if it was possible!
    Word, functions as it should. excel, same.
    No great shakes, any of the free office style Opensource bundles can handle all this.
    Outlook...... Just save your self time and grief and throw it away.
    M$ really stuck it to Joe consumer with this one.
    Mine was actually disapearing emails. On IMAP. Not just deleting them, so you had to go wade through trash to find, but expunge delete. no warnings.
    I did the same to outlook in the end. Its Clunky, but use Mail.app. its free and it doesn't drive your stress levels up.

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly acceptable

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    I am baffled by all the very negative reviews here. This programme is in use on two Macs and it works perfectly well. For anyone escaping Windows this is an excellent means of moving to Mac with all Outlook files intact and useable. For that reason alone it is worth buying. The transfer is fast and effective, including all contacts and complete file structure. Ignore the voices of doom.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from LEEDS

    I too am baffled by the other reviews.
    I switched from PCs to Macs in 2006 because I started doing a lot of video and still photography.
    In order to use my new Mac notebook and desktop with my company's servers I had to use Office for Mac.
    I started with the 2004 version, upgraded to the 2008 version and now 2011.
    I've used it on iMacs, MacAirs, MacPros and MacBooks on all the OS systems since 2006.
    It is fabulous.
    No problems with Outlook across 6 or 7 different email accounts - POP, IMAP and Exchange Server.
    Pretty much all the functionality of the Windows versions - better business software in my opinion, than Pages, Numbers, Mail and Keynote.
    Expensive but it's been great for me.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased - and very, very relieved!

    • Written by from CHICHESTER

    I moved from a PC to an iMac in July and had used MS Office on the PC for many years.

    When I saw some of the, extremely, adverse comments about Office for Mac I didn't know what to do and decided to do a bit more research. I then decided to take the plunge and all of it worked perfectly. Hence my relief.

    All of the individual programs are slightly different to their PC counterparts but I had no trouble setting them up. I expected problems from Outlook but it readily accepted my .pst file from Windows and everything was there including ongoing tasks, saved emails and all my contacts. A number of my files for Word and Excel were password protected but this didn't cause any problem.

    A seamless changeover to Mac!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    whats the problem

    • Written by from Evesham

    No issues what so ever, outlook works fine, as do all the rest 1st time mac user and happy to be able to use and work on files from my pc

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Office for mac home and buisness works flawlessly for me.

    • Written by from Llanelli

    I have used office for the mac since 1998 in various different versions and I find this version works perfectly. I use Outlook for all my e-mail and have never had any of the issues described in the other reviews on this site.

    I use a mac Pro at home and a Retina Macbook Pro on the road.

    If you're using these computers you ought to have no problems at all.

    I have also used it on a 13 inch Macbook Air without trouble as well.

    I find I can swap files between the windows machines I have to use in work sometimes flawlessly which is important to me and none of the programs have crashed while I was using them on the mac.

    The applications included in the Home/Business suite all appear to be quite stable to me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Office 2011

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I don't know what all these adverse comments are about re Outlook, it works superbly, no problems with identities etc, I use it on 5k retina iMac and its spot on. I have used it on two different Macs now, and have encountered zero of the problems described elsewhere. The updates, and support are first class, buy with confidence, well done Microsoft and Apple, seamless integration of quality well thought out software.