[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>I send and receive email with Entourage everyday from my Exchange server at work. Before that I used Mail.app.
It's possible that your IT people have to set up the Exchange server to allow it - I don't know, but I doubt it, though. Just put in the exchange mail server address as your imap account.
The only thing I can think of is that the "extra" exchange features, like calendar and address book, will be available in Mail.app in 10.2.
But you're right, Outlook is just un-useable from Classic within X.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Actually, what that means is that your mail admins turned on imap services on your Exchange server. By default imap and pop are turned off. That's because of all the "special" stuff such as calendaring and scheduling and messaging and conferencing etc. that Exchange does, and neither imap nor pop support any of it, which is why you need the dedicated Exchange client if you use any of those features.
And since our company does use all those features, Mail will not work for us unless it specifically supports Exchange services, and not just imap and pop.
Of course this just makes me wonder if somebody told Steve "sure, go ahead and say Mail will work with Exchange servers", knowing that it'll only work with Exchange servers if imap or pop services are turned on.
But at the same time, as you pointed out, you could use the old (current) version of Mail if that were the case, and there would be no need to single it out as an improvement. So I'll be optimistic and assume that when he said "Exchange", he actually meant Exchange services and not just imap or pop.
I have between 700 and 800 Macs I'm going to convert over to OS X, and I don't want any of them to use Classic at all. There are two things holding us up: QuarkXPress and Outlook Exchange. So I'm hoping Apple will pull through with the new version of Mail.
[ 05-06-2002: Message edited by: Xaqtly ]</p>