That’s the actual title of a scribble note I made a long time ago.
See, while I mostly love Outlook 2003, and it’s greatly improved since v2000, it still has a bunch of annoyances and artificial limitations that really get my goat. To finish dumping the note:
- Only 1 Exchange account setup is allowed per Windows (!) profile
- POP accounts can only go to default delivery location’s inbox (unlike IMAP or Exchange accounts)
- “After Sending” rules are missing several action options (which “When Arriving” rules do have). In particular:
- No “Move To Folder” option (Copy only)
- No “Mark as Read” option
- Tasks & Appointments which are outside the default delivery location are ignored (no reminders)
- Can’t copy items from one PST to another (Move Items or Copy Folders only)
- Folder views spontaneously and regularly get messed up
- Subfolders can’t inherit parent folder’s view (an automatic option would be ideal, but manual would still be nice).
I noticed most of these while trying to maintain multiple accounts in Outlook, and keep their contents separate. I used to use Outlook profiles, but switching is way too slow for that to be convenient.
Googling just now, I found a couple similar ruminations on the same subject: Limitations of Outlook (without Exchange) at inluminent.com, and
Outlook Limitations at outlookwise.com
More as it bugs me.