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MS Exchange client for Mac

your choice?

   
7:34 pm on Jun 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I recently obtained Macbook Pro, and I'm finding it little hard switching from MS Outlook to Apple Mail and/or Thunderbird with Exchange client add-on.
I wonder about other choices, as I find it bit challenging since many of the clients from some favorite lists are not supporting Exchange server at all.

What do you use for your mail (on Mac) if it's on Exchange?

Thanks
7:45 pm on Jun 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Apple Mail, the last time I looked, is not great. Thunderbird's day has come and gone in the opinion of many.
The non-profit I am working with right now has five employees and Outlook running on an Exchange server. Three of the employees are using Gmail with success.
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1:48 am on Jun 28, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It used to be called Outlook Web Access aka OWA as the bit added to the company website URL to get there.

Nowadays the more modern versions of Exchange use Outlook Anywhere as the name.

Either way MS has improved the Exchange web browser client tremendously (2010 and up has Firefox support).

Ask your company IT folks for the correct URL. Some may only expose it thru company private VPN access.
8:11 am on Jun 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. Actually a suggestion to use OWA made me check my account (it's hosted Exchange), and to find my hosting provider had most of Exchange clients available for download, including Outlook 2011 for Mac. So I'm back to what I was used to while running on Windows, not in full power, but so far it looks good enough.

Thanks
8:09 am on Aug 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The best solution if possible, is to run IMAP accounts in Apple Mail. See if your server has IMAP enabled. If not, there is no great solution. Apple Mail kind of works with Exchange, but not great. And Outlook for Mac works with Exchange, but it's kind of terrible.