Our office installed Outlook 2013 on 3 workstation, including the Director's, all others are using Outlook 2010. We are using IMAP to an in-house dovecot server. We were planning on upgrading the rest of the workstations to 2013, but I'm having serious issues:
Messages get stuck in the outbox. I've followed various expert instructions, including very good information at http://www.slipstick.com/problems/common-problems-that-cause-email-to-stay-in-the-outbox/
. All solutions fail except for recreating the profile; which I've had to do several times.
I also had to create a new profile for The Boss because his WebDAV calendar stopped getting updated. After creating the new profile he was able to re-publish his calendar. About a week later - same thing, no calendar updates. This time I did not have to create a new profile. His Outlook had the 'Publish to WebDAV' server option enabled -- as if the calendar had never been published, or rather, become unpublished. I did the 'Publish' and his calendar was able to update to the various people he subsequently invited. Two days ago, his calendar stopped updating again. I suppose I'll have to create a new profile ... again.
Meanwhile, last week, The Boss asked 4 of the other staff to publish their calendars to him. 2 have Outlook 2010; 2 have Outlook 2013. The 2010 users published, no problem. The 2013 users show the 'Publish to WebDAV server' option, but when clicked absolutely nothing happens. No error message, no options dialog, nothing. The Boss also has Outlook 2013 and <i>was</i> able to publish his calendar, so this "nothing happens" phenomenon is not the case for all 2013 instances.
Other things: Foxit (PDF utility) and anti-virus (Vipre) add-ins have to be disabled in Outlook 2013 or Outlook hangs. Sending emails from within Foxit or Excel 2013 either hang Outlook or gives the ole "nothing happens" condition.
I've recreated profiles countless times (minor exaggeration) for all 2013 users. Meanwhile, I've had no real problems with Outlook 2010 users except for the IMAP "strikeout instead of delete" issue which is handled by settings.
So, is there something fundamentally broken with Outlook 2013/IMAP? I am sisyphus-ing the proverbial rock up a hill with this product? Is anyone else having these kinds of problems using IMAP and Outlook 2013 or is it just me? If so, has anyone been able to resolve the problems once and for all? As I said, I'm seriously considering downgrading to 2010.