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Hi, I use an Apple iMac running OS X 10.9.1 (Maverick). I also use Parallel 8 to run my Windows
applications. I use MS Outlook for my email. I am considering using the default Mail application that comes with OS X, but I know little about it. If anyone uses it and can contrast it to MS Outlook, that would be great. If you made the switch as well, are you happy you did, do you regret it, do you believe it was about even?

Thank you for your advice,
Fulano
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In my experience, users that LOVE outlook should stick with it, as they usually find it difficult to change.  The Mail App provides accessibility and ease of use that Outlook cannot achieve when used through Parallels.  The Mail App has full capabilities and syncing options and will be capable of doing just about anything you need.  The learning curve is pretty small but the layout and use is somewhat different from the Outlook you may be used to (not a huge leap).  

Outlook is the go-to Mail program, unfortunately, it to me, it is cumbersome and EATS resources if not properly setup and maintained.  I've been driven to webmail services because of this.  

If nothing else, you can try the Mail App and see if you like it.


Here is some other quick information:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/apple-in-the-enterprise/mac-mail-vs-microsoft-outlook-the-dirty-truth/
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I used to use Outlook in my strickly-PC days and while it's a fine program, once I switched to MAC, Parallels and Apple Mail I found I liked Apple Mail better. If you do decide to use Apple Mail you should also consider buying SpamSieve ($30). I used to get a lot of spam but once I installed SpamSieve I almost never see any spam.
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