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I have tried this previously, but have found Mail to be a bit lightweight versus Entourage. However, having recently moved to Office 2008 and been unimpressed with the new interface and speed, I was thinking of trying Mail and iCal again. I have also been unable to get Entourage to play nicely with Apple's iCal syncing and it would be nice to get the iPhone calendar up to date again.
Previously, I found Mail to be not as adept at handling multiple email accounts and so I have stuck with Entourage. But I also don't use the Tasks or some of the other Entourage 'features' and the 'all in one approach' has become a bit bloated.
So, I'd be interested in people experiences with Mail in recent years. Do you use it with multiple email accounts? How do you rate iCal versus Entourages calendar features.
How about email rules and filters, which program handles these best? In the past I found Mail to be a bit more lightweight in this regard.
Microsoft has announced that the next version of Office for the Mac will include a new Mac version of Outlook instead of Entourage.
Yes, boys and girls, Entourage is going away.
Lots of Mac programs have built-in functionality to sync various things with Mail/iCal/Address Book. So, with Entourage going away, I think that this next year is a good time to try again to switch to Mail.
At one point, I tried Mozilla Thunderbird out. I had no complaints about it except that its dock icon didn't change when I got mail.