I am a long time user of outlook 2007 and am very used to selecting my email profile from the Profile Prompt (i have 6 email profiles / email addresses) and going into each one that way. Each one was its own little world. Its own PST file. Its own contacts list. Its own rules for directing emails to specific folders, and when I had a new laptop, I would port over the PST files individually and easily set things up on the new computer.
I am now being faced with Outlook 2010 which wants to combine everything into one basic profile. All my email accounts are appearing down the left sidebar and I am very uncomfortable with this. I am certain there is going to be some lost functionality. What about calendar alerts based on specific email address? What about separate contact lists? Surely this can't be a consolidated email structure that has 100% of the previous functionality, can it?
Please let me know what (if any) cons there are to using this consolidated method. I see that within windows (Control Panel) you can still set up unique profiles if I want to do it the old school way.