Outlook for Macintosh

Last reviewed on May 8, 2014

Current version of Outlook for Macintosh computers: Outlook 2011 for Mac. Note that it requires the newer Mac OS and Intel chips.

Microsoft Outlook 2001 for Macintosh is available in the CD set for Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 1 (and later SPs). It operates only with Microsoft Exchange Server and does not support connections to other types of mail servers, such as POP or IMAP.

Outlook Web Access is another option for connecting Macintosh computers to Exchange Server.

Microsoft also provides Exchange Update for Entourage X to allow Office X or Entourage X users to connect to Microsoft Exchange.

Availability | Documentation | Support | Discuss | Entourage
Microsoft Outlook 2001 for Macintosh | More Information

Availability

Versions of Exchange Server before 5.5 included an Exchange client for Macintosh.

None of these Exchange Server clients should be confused with Entourage, the PIM application in Office 2001 for Macintosh. Entourage does Internet mail only; Outlook 2001 does Exchange Server only.

Documentation

Outlook 8.2.2 client:

Support

MSKB articles:

Discussion

These newsgroups cover Outlook for Macintosh.

Microsoft Answers forum

Other lists:

Entourage

Microsoft has released a free Exchange Update for Entourage Xto allow Office X or Entourage X standalone users to connect to Microsoft Exchange. Features include:

  • IMAP connection for getting mail
  • Synchronization between Entourage calendar and address book and Exchange mailbox Calendar and Contacts folders
  • Access to Exchange free/busy information for scheduling
  • Access to Exchange Global Address List for address lookups

For more information on Entourage, see:

Microsoft Outlook 2001 for Macintosh

For more information, see:

Outlook 2001 does not include any support for HTML or plain text format message, PDA synchronization, custom fields and forms, categories

Tools

Exchange Category Exporter

For Mac users. Export contacts from a specific category in Outlook 2011 or Entourage.

Export-Import for Entourage

Import/export between Entourage, Outlook, and other programs, from MVP Paul Berkowitz. Also see Improving the Outlook for Entourage for more on these scripts and the conversion process.

Kernal for OLM to Outlook Conversion

Kernel for OLM to PST software migrates Outlook 2011 for Mac OLM files to Window's Outlook PST file format. The utility also repairs corrupt OLM files and convert them to PST file format that can be easily read in Outlook on Windows.

MessageSave for Outlook

MessageSave is an Outlook add-in for archiving and saving email messages. This powerful and intuitive plugin supports msg, txt, eml and mbox formats. It enables manual, rule-based and schedule-based operation. Use MessageSave to save e-mail messages for archiving, data retention, regulatory compliance, document management, backup, email sharing and exporting Outlook email to other mail clients, such as Mac Mail.app. Version 4.0.4.303.

Outlook to Entourage

Converts Outlook PST account files into the Entourage RGE format for import into Microsoft Entourage.

Outlook to MacMail

Converts the Outlook .PST account file into formats for import into Mac's iCal, Address Book and Mail programs.

Outlook2Mac

Exports Outlook mail, calendar, and contacts to mbox, iCal, and vCard files for import into Entourage and other Macintosh mail and collaboration programs. Can also be used to extract all file attachments to a system folder.

Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair

Stellar Phoenix OLM Repair software recovers the corrupt file of Mac Outlook 2011 with all its mailbox components. This software is compatible with Mac OS X versions - 10.5.8, 10.6 and 10.7 and has a user friendly interface. It repairs the OLM file and saves it into .RGE format which later can be imported into Outlook.

More Information

  • Outlook2Mac — Exports Outlook data from PC to Mac-compatible mbox, iCal, and vCard files for import into Entourage and other programs
  • Max OS X 10.3.2 — Improved synchronization between address book and Exchange
  • OfficeX Resource Kit: Known Issues in Microsoft Exchange Update for Entourage X
  • Entourage X Mac for Exchange Server (macwindows)

Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

Please post long or more complicated questions at Outlookforums.

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