Use Exchange. Not too much. Mostly unobtrusively.
May 23, 2013 12:29 PM   Subscribe

I, sadly, have to keep an eye on an Exchange e-mail account. There is no IMAP. Is there a small Mac app that will live in the menu bar and notify me of new e-mail that actually works? Bonus if I can quickly reply to the e-mail when it appears.

Things that haven't worked so far:
Anything in the search results for "exchange" in the Mac App Store. They all have one-star reviews, too.
Anything that says "Outlook" -- they either only work for Microsoft's Outlook.com/Live/Hotmail services or are full mail apps.
OWANotifier although I do have access to OWA (Outlook Web Access), this does not work.

If anyone knows a smart way to banish Outlook to the menu bar, that'd be an acceptable alternative.
posted by michaelh to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Mail.app (the built-in Mac mail client) has native Exchange support. If you're on 10.8.x, the built-in Notifications can handle the rest of your needs.
posted by mkultra at 12:37 PM on May 23, 2013


I prefer Mail to Outlook but it has the same issue -- it's a whole app when I want something really unobtrusive. I am not finding a good way to banish Mail to the menu bar either.
posted by michaelh at 6:05 PM on May 23, 2013


There exists software to bridge Exchange and other email protocols, eg DavMail. Maybe you could set that up, and then use a bog-standard IMAP or POP notifier?
posted by vasi at 2:31 AM on May 24, 2013


can you create an exchange rule to forward everything to a gmail (or other account) and then use gmail notifier or some such to alert you?
posted by noloveforned at 4:19 AM on May 24, 2013


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