Compare Outlook for Mac 2011 with Outlook 2016 for Mac

The following table shows the differences and similarities between Outlook for Mac 2016 and Outlook for Mac 2011.

MAIL FEATURES

Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Use different signatures for new messages and replies

No

Yes

Imports Outlook for Windows .pst

Yes

Yes

Imports Outlook for Mac .olm

Yes

Yes

Exports into .pst

No

No

Exports into .olm

Yes

Yes

Shows conversation view (a threaded view of e-mail messages in an Outlook folder)

Yes

Yes

Supports Propose New Time

No

Yes

Supports more than one account in one Inbox

Yes

Yes

Supports the creation of tables

No

Tip: You can copy tables from Word into Outlook.

No

Tip: You can copy tables from Word into Outlook.

Supports voting buttons

No

No

Supports message recall

No

No

Supports read receipt

No

No

Supports plan text and HTML editing

Yes

Yes

Supports Ignore and Clean Up actions

No

No

Shows attachment previews in mail messages

Yes

Yes

Displays photos of your contacts in your mails, contact lists, and calendar

Yes

Yes

Provides the capability to expand distribution lists into individual members when you add a distribution list in the To field, or when you rest the mouse pointer on a distribution list

Yes

Yes

EXCHANGE FEATURES

Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Use Clutter to sort low priority email messages

No

Yes

Synchronizes category list (names and colors) with Exchange server

No

Yes

Supports Online Archive

No

Yes

Note: Your primary mailbox and archive must both be on-premise or both on Office 365. An on-premise mailbox with an Office 365 archive is not currently supported.

Provides access to the Offline Address Book (OAB)

Yes

Note: You can search for people in the Global Address List (GAL) but you can’t browse the GAL when offline.

Yes

Note: You can search for people in the Global Address List (GAL) but you can’t browse the GAL when offline.

Creates or modifies server-side rules

Yes

Yes

Manages Exchange server distribution lists

No

No

Synchronizes the personal distribution list with Outlook for Windows

No

No

Synchronizes categories with the Exchange server

Yes

Yes

Synchronizes contact photos with the Exchange server

Yes

Yes

Supports mailtips

No

No

Provides mailbox size and quota information, which includes the total mailbox size and space available space

No

No

Supports Information Rights Management policies

Yes

Yes

CALENDAR FEATURES

Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Weather forecast in calendar

No

Yes

Share availability (free/busy) information, calendar, or contacts

Yes

Yes

Overlay calendars

Yes

Yes

Side-by-side calendars

No

Yes

Calendar preview in meeting requests

When you view a meeting invitation, Outlook automatically displays your calendar alongside the body of the message. This lets you see whether the proposed time works with your schedule, without having to switch back and forth between your messages and calendar.

Yes

Yes

Provides the option to enable the calendar to display week numbers

Yes

Note: Supported in day and week view but not in mini calendars or month view.

Yes

Note: Supported in day and week view but not in mini calendars or month view.

MISCELLANEOUS FEATURES

Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Supports Skype presence information

Yes

Yes

Supports creation of online meetings with Lync for Mac

Yes

Yes

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