Top 3 Reasons Why I Hate Outlook

I'm not sure, but I hope that all of these issues have some sort of fix. Or maybe I'm giving Microsoft too much credit. Either way, here are the top 3 things I hate about Microsoft Outlook:

1. The Crossed Out Email Titles:

Crossed out emails in outlook
Alright, I get the purpose of it. You move an email into another folder, or you delete it - and instead of just disappearing, the email is crossed out and so you know that it has been moved. This is helpful if you want to undo the move/delete - or if 2 days later you are looking for that one email that you swear was in the inbox...

But I mean COME ON! I moved it into another folder for a reason! or I deleted this crap, so why is its ghost still haunting me.

Note: This may be because my email service is setup on an IMAP server, but it still doesn't make sense. Why Bill Gates - WHY!? He must be using Thunderbird or something ;)

2. Outlook won't import a Thunderbird address book!

Outlook cant import Thunderbird
So it exports Outlook Express address books and Eudura address books, but why not ones from Mozilla Thunderbird? LAME! I had to switch to Outlook for business reasons and also so that it syncs better with everything, but this change has been a major PITA, especially considering the move to Thunderbird from Outlook was so easy.

3. Lame Internet Security Warnings every time I open Outlook

Outlook Internet Security Warning
Attention Microsoft, this is Captain User Experience calling! Mayday, Mayday! We're going down!

I mean, how hard is it to put a little rule setting check box that says something like "Remember this option for next time"? I realize that common sense isn't a program language, but you'd think it would be a job requirement.

Okay, there is my rant. Feel free to add your own gripes with Outlook.


blaine said...

Ya outlook totally blows! Switch to Mac Mail!!!
I get the "view certificate" notice in Mac mail too. You should be able to click view, then click an option to trust the certificate from now on. I can do that in Mac Mail, seems like Outlook would be the same?

Sara said...

Not to mention it's effin slow. I wouldn't be on Outlook unless it was for work.

But this might brighten your day: I discovered you can make deleted emails disappear instead of getting the strikethrough. Go to View, and under Current View, select "Hide Messages Marked for Deletion". Yay! Don't know why I didn't look into that sooner. So annoying!

Alexis said...

For do this action advise to use-outlook express deleted mail recovery,tool has not once feature,and it is free as far as I know,also application keeps all messages in several files with dbx extension, so, you will be unable to get an important document, without opening your mailbox, if it will be needed,compatible with Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista,keeps your email in dbx files, by doing so, user mailboxes are splitted into several files: Inbox.dbx, Outbox.dbx, Sent Items.dbx and Deleted Items.dbx, that coincide with Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items and Deleted Items folders,can also select several files with eml extension and drag them into Outlook Express for undelete Outlook Express email.

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