SWiM Communications guides you to setup your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2011 on a MAC. Visit us at: Check out our other video. Outlook for Mac works with Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud Learn more about Microsoft 365 Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive, with the best tools for the way people. First you need to make sure that you have the latest version of Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac installed. You can find more information about how to update in the first step in this guide. Next, click on Tools in the top menu and then click on Accounts. Click on the Advanced-button located in the lower right corner of the dialogue box. Whereas Outlook for Mac 2011 doesn't support the archive feature, Outlook 2016 for Mac does support the archive feature. When you use Outlook 2016 for Mac, you can access your archive and move mail items into your archive. More information. You can create an archive mailbox for a.-->
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After you migrate to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac from Outlook for Mac 2011, you notice that the category colors that are assigned to your categories are changed.
Outlook for Mac 2011 uses a local list of categories. The names of these categories are synchronized to the server that's running Microsoft Exchange Server when they're assigned to items. This makes the names visible on different clients and devices. However, the colors for these categories aren't synchronized to Exchange.
Outlook 2016 for Mac uses the Master Category List (MCL) that's stored on the Exchange server to synchronize the category names and colors.
So when you migrate from Outlook for Mac 2011 to Outlook 2016 for Mac, any local category names that are assigned to items are merged with the MCL. Random colors are assigned to these categories because the colors from Outlook for Mac 2011 aren't synchronized.
Update the colors that are assigned to categories in the MCL in Outlook 2016 for Mac. To do this, follow these steps:
- On the Home ribbon, click Categorize > Edit Categories.
- If you have more than one account that's added to Outlook 2016 for Mac, make sure that the correct Exchange account is selected.
- For each category for which you want to change the color, click the color block, and then select the color that you want.
- Make any additional changes that you want by changing the names of categories and by adding or removing categories, as appropriate.
- Close the Categories window.
The changes that you make should be saved in the MCL and should be viewable from other clients and devices.
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In Outlook for Mac 2011, thousands of colors can be assigned to local categories. In Outlook 2016 for Mac, 25 predefined colors can be assigned to MCL categories. These colors are predefined by the Exchange server MCL.
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If you have an IMAP or POP account that's set up in Outlook 2016 for Mac, local categories are used. So you can select from thousands of colors for these categories.