Synching an iPhone or iPod touch with Entourage

One question that pops up very frequently on the Entourage newsgroup is the question of how to synch Entourage data with an iPhone or iPod touch. In this article, we will be looking at several methods to do just that, and highlight any advantages and disadvantages of the methods described. . . .

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Messages Not All Syncing-Exchange accounts

Messages not all syncing for Exchange users. This is a known problem caused by a bug preventing Entourage from not being able to receive Exchange emails in which the Subject contains a plus sign (+). . . .

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Optimize Entourage to better work with Exchange

Why is connecting Entourage to Exchange is so tricky sometimes? Mail might work but public folders don’t appear. Maybe the Global Address List (GAL) just doesn’t work. Or maybe getting new messages is just very slooow. The solutions to these problems lie with knowing when to use the right server, knowing how Entourage talks with Exchange and tweaking other software to reduce interference.

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How Entourage works with a mailbox on an Exchange Server

Recommended reading: Amir Haque’s blog post: How Does Entourage Work? The article explains how Entourage works with a mailbox on an Exchange Server. This blog article will encompass the currently supported versions of Entourage & Exchange Server, i.e. Entourage 2004 & 2008, and Exchange 2000, 2003 & 2007. Let’s list all the different features in Entourage for which it needs to talk to Exchange Server or any other server in a Windows Active Directory based . . .

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Bug in AutoCorrect annoys multilingual users

It is not always easy being a multilingual user of computer software, a point which is made clear by a highly annoying bug that has always been present in Entourage and has not been fixed in 2008 (yet).

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Calendar synching between Entourage and iCal

Entourage’s support of Sync Services keeps confusing many users: while the contacts in Entourage show up just fine in Address Book, a number of problems appear with Entourage’s calendar and iCal. A number of users have been creating their calendar entries in iCal and are surprised to discover that, even though they have enabled calendar syncing in Entourage’s preferences, nothing seems to be happening. However, this is not the case; Entourage’s calendar does sync to . . .

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Entourage 2008 corrects several annoying behaviors for home users

“The Create a mailing list rule option is now gone from the Junk E-mail Protection window. Hallelujah!”

Having participated in the Microsoft public newsgroups for a few years, I’ve come to easily spot a few questions that are the result of problems with Entourage 2004. Maybe the problems are poor user interface or maybe they are just the result of short-thinking on Microsoft’s part.

Some of these problems have been addressed in Entourage 2008 and . . .

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Leopard update breaks Entourage support for Exchange SSL root certificates

Apple released Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) a week ago and for the most part Entourage 2004 is “very compatible” according to There’s a new cat in town on Microsoft’s Mac Mojo blog. However, they also acknowledge that they discovered some code in their Leopard testing and will be releasing an update “shortly”.

Most of the Entourage trouble reports that I’ve read in the Apple and Microsoft online forums are anecdotal but one Exchange bug . . .

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Entourage requires Legacy Applications software for functionality with Exchange Server 2007

Businesses are slow to adopt new technologies. They need time and resources to test and deploy updates and upgrades to prevent adversely affecting the core tools of their organization.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is one of these new technologies and is only just beginning to be deployed in corporate envionments. I’ve now seen two reports where a default installation of the server software does not support Microsoft Entourage 2004.

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Use an empty Exchange profile to open PST files in Outlook 2001

If you’ve tried the PST Import Tool for Entourage 2004, and found that it won’t import your Outlook for Windows PST files, Diane recently posted Amir Haque’s method for migrating Outlook 2003 and 2007 PST files to Entourage 2004. However, if you don’t have an Exchange Server then you can’t use Outlook 2001 at home. Or can you?

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