Selecting an E-mail and Calendaring Program for Exchange Mail

NOTE: Outlook 2010 for Windows and Outlook 2011 for Macintosh are the recommended software programs to use with the university’s Exchange e-mail and calendar system for optimal performance.

 

  Outlook 2007 Outlook 2010 Entourage 2008 Outlook 2011 OWA Premium (using Internet Explorer and supported versions of Firefox, Safari and Chrome) OWA Light (using other Web browsers) Other e-mail programs (Apple Mail, etc.) iCal        
Use Exchange Calendar YES YES YES YES YES YES NO  YES
Archive e-mail to local folders YES YES YES YES NO NO YES  NO
Configure vacation/auto-replies YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO
Create e-mail rules/filters YES YES YES YES YES NO YES NO
Delegate access to your e-mail and/or calendar to someone else YES YES YES YES NO NO NO  NO
Act as a delegate in e-mail and/or calendar on behalf of someone else YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO
Use the Scheduling Assistant to find free meeting times for a group of people YES YES YES YES YES YES N/A  NO
Share calendar YES YES YES YES YES NO N/A  NO
View a shared calendar YES YES YES YES YES NO NO  NO
Propose a new time for a meeting that you are invited to YES YES NO NO YES NO N/A  NO
Make a calendar event private YES YES YES YES YES YES N/A  YES