I thought I’d give it another try today and left Mail.app off so I could really give it a full go. I even started with a fresh set of user prrefs from my earlier run, which had imported all my mail from Mail.app. After configured my filters, mailing lists and prefs I got comfortable… Though Entourage does not make it easy.
Entourage IMAP Sucks!
Examples of my pain in trying to get it to work…
Lost mailbox lock
Trying to get mailbox lock from process 9962
Trying to get mailbox lock from process 10320
Trying to get mailbox lock from process 10579
Messages I’ve deleted continually re-appear in subfolders rather than simply deleting as expected and requested.
The IMAP mailboxes seem to work in the way I recall connecting to an exchange server (which was and probably still is a flavor of IMAP) from my former employer. It needs to sync, which is drastically different from my experience in Mail.app which is much more responsive to on-server usage.
I also don’t like that you have to maintain separate mailboxes for each account. I’ve got three connected now and would have a fourth if I activated my spam pop… This creates a long list of mailboxes since each account has a standard set, plus whatever folders you create for saving messages.
Threads have also become too important for me in longer lists of messages with multiple conversations…or folders in which I filter more than one mail list.
Again – I like the UI of Entourage, but think I would like it much more if I was just a POP user… It’s too much of a pain this way.