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Windows 7: Office 2007 -- seems like an old friend after 2010


14 Jan 2010   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Office 2007 -- seems like an old friend after 2010

Hi all
I've been a bit disappointed with Ms Office 2010 from a USER point of few -- I like the appearance etc but there are just TOO many bugs to consider running it on a Daily use Machine -- especially with the way Outlook 2010 seems to work (or not work correctly) when using IMAP.

I'll try things a few times but email is DEFINITELY ONE THING that should be 100% - even if it is a BETA product.

I can forgive the occasional glitch in say an EXCEL macro - or even some strange print problems with word but my email NEEDS to work as near correctly as the version I already have.

MS this is a SERIOUS error --

If you have 2 machines one running Outlook 2010 and the other 2007 - purged mail is INVISIBLE on 2010 -- fine that's what you would expect

However when you logon on to your other machine with outlook 2007 the email is still listed in the IMAP folders with a line through them -- and if you haven't purged your folder using Outlook 2007 then your IMAP mailbox can get full after a week or so..

It seems only outlook 2007 will purge these from the server if you set Outlook 2010 to "keep mail on the server".

If I delete without purge the mail just disappears from any folder in Outlook 2010.

This is NOT how email should behave.

I might be able to tinker around for obscure settings to make Outlook 2010 behave a bit like Outlook 2007 -- I haven't succeeded yet.

Now If I'm having trouble I think your average user won't have a hope.

BTW I suspect there are some of you using Outlook 2010 who don't realize this behaviour since you aren't also using Outlook 2007 (or earlier) on a different machine which is trying to access the same email account.

Cheers
jimbo

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14 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
I've been a bit disappointed with Ms Office 2010 from a USER point of few -- I like the appearance etc but there are just TOO many bugs to consider running it on a Daily use Machine -- especially with the way Outlook 2010 seems to work (or not work correctly) when using IMAP.

I'll try things a few times but email is DEFINITELY ONE THING that should be 100% - even if it is a BETA product.

I can forgive the occasional glitch in say an EXCEL macro - or even some strange print problems with word but my email NEEDS to work as near correctly as the version I already have.

MS this is a SERIOUS error --

If you have 2 machines one running Outlook 2010 and the other 2007 - purged mail is INVISIBLE on 2010 -- fine that's what you would expect

However when you logon on to your other machine with outlook 2007 the email is still listed in the IMAP folders with a line through them -- and if you haven't purged your folder using Outlook 2007 then your IMAP mailbox can get full after a week or so..

It seems only outlook 2007 will purge these from the server if you set Outlook 2010 to "keep mail on the server".

If I delete without purge the mail just disappears from any folder in Outlook 2010.

This is NOT how email should behave.

I might be able to tinker around for obscure settings to make Outlook 2010 behave a bit like Outlook 2007 -- I haven't succeeded yet.

Now If I'm having trouble I think your average user won't have a hope.

BTW I suspect there are some of you using Outlook 2010 who don't realize this behaviour since you aren't also using Outlook 2007 (or earlier) on a different machine which is trying to access the same email account.

Cheers
jimbo
Hi Jimbo! Well nothing is guranteed to work in a Beta product. Not Email, Word etc.

I think 2010 is great! Looks a lot better than '07. I don't use Outlook so doesn't bother me.

P.S. Please do not be scared because of my Rep and Post Count.

2010Warrior
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16 Jan 2010   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Couldn't agree with you more Jimbo, my problems have been in the editing area. Having to put together points papers, and manuals for the system I am working on over in China, and have gone back to 2003, never used or owned a copy of 2007.

And, to 2010 Warrior, Welcome to the Forums, it is always good to have new blood.
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18 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

That's odd, because, although on balance I'm not that keen on the new Office, I actually found Outlook the one thing I did quite like
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18 Jan 2010   #5

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
did you test IMAP with Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 on 2 machines with the SAME email account in the scenario I've outlined.

Cheers
jimbo
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