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Email Client Comparison

This article explains the features of each email client software when connected to Exchange 2010 email system.

Feature Comparison

General Features


OWA (Outlook Web App) Outlook 2010 for Windows Outlook 2011 for Mac Outlook 2007 for Windows Apple Mail, iCal & Address Book for Mac IMAP Client (eg. Thunderbird)
Automated Setup (no manual client configuration needed)  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
2 GB Storage (email, calendar, all data) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Local Storage/Archiving (email) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Address Lookup (Exchange GAL) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
(GAL sublists not available)
No
(Can use LDAP address book)
Receive updates in real time, instead of scheduled intervals Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Email

  OWA (Outlook Web App) Outlook 2010 for Windows Outlook 2011 for Mac Outlook 2007 for Windows Apple Mail, iCal  & Address Book for Mac IMAP Client (eg. Thunderbird)
Archive email to local folders  No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Configure vacation/auto-replies  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No
Create email rules/filters  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Conversation grouping/Threaded messages  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No  No
Contextual Help (Mail Tips)  Yes  Yes  No  No  No  No
Delegate access to your email to someone else  No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Act as a delegate in email on behalf of someone else  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No

Calendar

  OWA (Outlook Web App) Outlook 2010 for Windows Outlook 2011 (SP 1) for Mac Outlook 2007 for Windows Apple Mail, iCal  & Address Book for Mac IMAP Client (eg. Thunderbird)
Fully interact with central University calendar system  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Choose whether or not to send or edit response when replying to meeting invitation  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Use scheduling assistant to find free meeting times for a group of people  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No
Share calendar  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
View a shared calendar  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Propose a new time for a meeting that you are invited to  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No
Make a calendar event private  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Room Reservations  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Room Finder Assistant  Yes  Yes  No  No  No  No
Offline Access  No  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Delegate access to your calendar to someone else  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Act as a delegate in calendar on behalf of someone else  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No




Keywords:xmail webmail outlook owa apple mail ical thunderbird   Doc ID:26482
Owner:Adrian L.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2012-09-18 08:33 CSTUpdated:2016-10-13 12:46 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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