Hi Jayne –
Funny, because I hate Outlook and have switched dozens of people to Mail because of all the problems they have had with Outlook.
1) Not a problem.
Open Apple Address Book. Click ‘All Contacts’ on the left. Then go to the File menu, then Export, then Export vCard. Select a location to save the backup contacts file. The Desktop is fine.
Quit Address Book.
If you saved the contacts backup to the Desktop, minimize Outlook (Yellow button in the upper-left hand corner), then drag the backup file to the “O” Outlook icon on your Dock. The contacts will all be imported.
2) Not a problem. Open Mail. From the Mail menu, select Preferences. On the ‘General’ tab, set the ‘Default Mail Reader’ to Outlook. Close the preferences.
Let me know if you have any problems.
On Aug 6, 2012, at 9:05 AM, Jayne Ryan wrote:
> Hunter, > > Just left vm for you–I’ve been using Apple Mail as Outlook didn’t work properly, but just this morning Apple Mail won’t send or receive so I checked Outlook. Outlook has now upgraded and fixed the bug that existed. I would prefer to use Outlook so I set it up and it’s working except that I need to: > > (1) Transfer my contact/address book to Outlook so I don’t have to re-type all of them. > (2) Change default so that when I click on Link (such as to you right now) it defaults to Outlook send rather than Apple Mail send. Because I am having problems with Apple Mail I had to cut and paste this message from the default of Apple Mail to Outlook, a big pain! But I’m willing to do it until the default can be re-set. > > Hope you understand my issues, glad to discuss by phone and will certainly bring the Mac to you, wherever and whenever. No need for a house call on this I presume! > > Many thanks, > > Jayne