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Are there any plans for OF to work with email from Outlook 2011?

I do love my Mac, and so pleased to have ditched the PC, but for there not being a good alternative to Outlook!

PRH
 
A bit off topic answer following, but I really doubt Outlook will be scriptable for OF, although I could be wrong. Anyway:

I thought the same as you did when switching to Mac, but today I only use native programs; Mail, Address Book, iCal. To compensate for a few of Mail's shortcomings in mail handling, I use Mail Tags and Mail Act-on. I have been connected to an MS Exchange server for nearly two years, and there is no doubt that Mail has had far fewer issues than Outlook users at work had during that time. I never regretted switching in other words.

For consolidating data: If you need to link info and see it in one place, there is Bento as a cheap, very ok solution. As for professional, large databases there is nothing matching Filemaker whereas a free form alternative is Devonthink (which I use myself). The latter works great with OF too, by the way.
 
I understand your adoption of Mail etc but a 'one stop' shop for mail, cal and contacts is far more attractive particularly when I understand that Outlook 2011 comes with VBA which allows great possibilities. The downside is OF is soooooooo good!!
 
Depending on your needs Mail, iCal and Adressbook are equally good (and scriptable via AppleScript as well). If you need a more CRM-like solution, see Arilds post above for some initial pointers.

If you need a tighter integration it might help if you could clarify about the specific things you want to accomplish with OF and Outlook/Entourage.
 
Outlook 2011 is shaping up to be a good product.

I think it will be easy to script Outlook as it will support applescript (along with vba)
 
Biggest problem so far is that Outlook 2011 does not even allow you to save an email. Older OF scripts used this functionality to get a proper link to Outlook. I have no idea why you can not do something basic like save an email to the filesystem, but you can't.

I would love a script or functionality where I can bring an email or email+attachment into OF like we use to be able to do with scripts on Entourage.
 
Are there pointers to instructions (or plans) for integration with Outlook 2011 for Mac, similar to the 'clip-o-tron 3000'?
 
Merging your post into the thread you're looking for.
 
I got version 4 of the script to work.

It works well with text only messages, but with HTML messages I just see the code.

Has anyone else had experience with this?
 
@Pete, the latest version should do a reasonable job with HTML mails, basically it chooses the text version of the mail which is typically included in the mail body as well (most mail clients send both HTML and pure text versions of the same mail). Depending on the mail application of the sender, this could look ok. If you have tons of links in those mails they will still stay however, if you only have a marked up mail it typically will show only the text.

Check the latest version here: http://rainer.4950.net/wordpress/category/gtd/
 
 


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