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Outlook - Love it or hate it or do both at same time
When I left the corporate world and didn't have the know-how to run Exchange at home for my family, I tried OWA. (It should have been called OUCH.) I tried running without Exchange.....I'd long before discovered the recovery tools for .pst on individual installs --- if used as standard monthly maintenance vs whoops I've lost everything --prevented lost .pst files. For internet portability we were using Earthlink. Whoops, ouch, nothing the matter with Earthlink as a POP server except every work station wound up with a different set of data. Switched to Google to get IMAP but now we each had multiple copies of contact lists and e-mails and ---WHAT???? I thought Microsoft must be kidding me that I had to go to an outside provider to remove duplicates. Downloaded MapiLab duplicate remover and it zipped through my contacts and tasks....but WHAT???? I had to buy another piece of software from Mapilabs to remove duplicate e-mails. No I didn't. I transferred all Outlook e-mails to Google, searched for duplicates, transferred them back to Outlook. What a waste of time but necessary. Why wouldn't Outlook have it's own duplicates removal features? Why wouldn't it be very clear to users that some regular maintenance of .pst files is a good idea and that Microsoft had put that maintenance tool on your work station?