Has anybody found an easy way to manage server-side rules from Mac OS X?
Here's a brief list of what I know doesn't work:
- Entourage 2008 - it supports client rules, but not server rules. No good, there are certain actions that should happen before I open my laptop or check my email on my iPhone.
- Apple Mail - same as Entourage, but at least I don't get as frustrated since, unlike Entourage, this isn't a Microsoft product.
- Web mail (aka Outlook Web Access) - perhaps you can manage rule in the fancy version which Exchange serves to IE, but not with the browsers available on a Mac.
I manage this now by launching a VMWare virtual machine running Windows XP and Outlook. I don't count that as an easy way.
Update, post release of Office 2011
Does MS Outlook 2011 have the ability to manage server-side rules?
Update, post installation of Office 2011
No. Outlook 2011 doesn't have this ability.
I've already removed my account from Outlook and switched back to Apple Mail and iCal
Update, now on Outlook.com/Office365
Yes, yes, yes! Outlook 2011 (version 14.3.5) can do this. The web client for Office365 is also much better on mac browsers.
The short answer to my original question is: get your company to update to Office365!