I made a decision to switch from web browsing to Outlook 2010 for accessing my emails on my Gmail account, expecting greater tools and greater control. But, so far, I must say I've had a quite frustrating experience!!
1) After Send/Receive finishes, the messages don't appear instantly on my Inbox. Instead, they keep coming, one by one, slooowly, and there is absolutely *nothing* on the screen to inform me whether there are still messages "coming" or not. So I basically have to wait until I guess it has finished. I'm on a 2-core 2.53ghz 4GB DDR3 running Win7Pro pretty smoothly. Is that really how Microsoft wanted the user experience to be?
2) Rules have really been the most frustrating thing. I have a message from a YahooGroup in my Inbox. I right-click it, then chose to create a simple rule "Always move messages from email@example.com to folder GroupX". But next time I get a message from that group, it remains on my Inbox instead of going to folder GroupX. I've already tried:
a) Manually creating the rule instead of right-clicking the example message;
a) adding/removing the "Stop processing more rules" part of the rule;
b) adding/removing the "On this computer only" part of the rule;
...but nothing seems to get Outlook to move the message away from Inbox. I've already read on the web that there is something to server-side VS client-side rules, which I "think" I understand but am unable to reason towards a practical solution. All I want is the message from a specific sender to be moved to a specific folder in my computer. Would anyone be so kind as to give me a reasonable explanation on why such a simple task is so hard to configure?
3) I have the option "Save copies of messages in the Sent Items folder" checked. But none of my sent mails get saved. I have to resort to web browsing to see my sent mail. Is there anything I'm missing?
Thanks a lot in advance for all the support!