Confused over what syncs in Outlook 2011?

Mail sync is determined by the type of account (POP, IMAP, Exchange) you have. Sync for contacts and calendars is not an option for POP or IMAP accounts.

Apple has deprecated Sync Services in Mountain Lion and it no longer works reliably.

[Added Nov 17, 2013- Sync Services is no longer supported on Mavericks. Syncing with an iPhone via iTunes is not supported in Mavericks.]

You can no longer sync with an iPhone or iPad . . .

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Connect Outlook for Mac 2011 to Gmail’s IMAP service

Outlook for Mac 2011 v14.2 (SP2). has made it easier for Outlook users to connect to their Gmail IMAP account. Enter your Gmail email address and password when creating a new Identity and your Send & Receive settings have been done for you automatically. What has not changed is why you should use IMAP rather than POP.

Why IMAP?

Standard POP/SMTP E-mail services download and delete mail from the mail servers by default. IMAP’s difference . . .

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Disappearing Gmail

I’m one of the many Entourage users that have a Gmail account. I’ve been reading the Gmail support forums and have run across some troubling news about disappearing emails. Not just a few emails, but ALL emails. With any free service, it’s hard to really complain but user expectations and reality don’t necessarily match. The problem is not happening within Entourage but with Gmail’s service.

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Create Gmail labels and make Entourage folders

A couple of folks have written and asked for ideas about making the move from Gmail POP to IMAP. They already have their mail downloaded into Entourage but IMAP will download that mail again. This could take a while depending on how much mail is in the INBOX.

Entourage will sync all messages in your INBOX if you have Live Sync enabled (see the Configure advanced IMAP settings section in my earlier post Connect Entourage . . .

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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.9 update released

Microsoft has released the 11.3.9 update for Office 2004. (2.49 MB) The update requires that the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.8 Update be installed first. Download them both from Mactoptia, use the Microsoft AutoUpdate application or simply select the Check For Updates command from the Help menu in any Office 2004 application.

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Connect Entourage 2004 to Gmail’s IMAP service

Since Google’s announcement in late October that it would offer free IMAP service for users of its Gmail service, news sites, blogs and forums have been abuzz with the expanded capabilities. Gmail’s message search engine, generous 5GB storage capacity and excellent spam filtering makes dealing with E-mail easy and Google is also enticing iPhone users to its IMAP service by providing detailed setup instructions. Now, because of IMAP, Gmail users can take advantage of all . . .

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