I used to use Outlook years ago. I stopped because I got too many emails, which made it totally sluggish, end ended up just moving to webmail clients instead. Recently, I came back to it because I now have too many email addresses to manage on their own (like 6). Unfortunately, it has been nothing but a headache. In only a couple weeks of use, I have had the following issues:
1) Emails forwarded to me do not show any history of the conversation. I can log into webmail to read it, but Outlook hides the entire thread.
2) Attachments can't always be forwarded. My partner tried to forward a pdf to me. It got stripped out of the email.
3) Emails get deleted. I tried moving a batch of emails to a new folder, and they all disappeared. No longer in the inbox, not in the folder, not in the trash, not anywhere. They were gone as if they never existed. These were invoices I had to pay, and Outlook just DELETED THEM PERMANENTLY FOR NO REASON.
4) Just now, I tried to respond to an email. I clicked "Send", and immediately my entire computer crashed. I got the infamous blue screen of death! When was the last time anyone actually saw that? Seriously, it's been 20 years since I've seen a blue screen. But sitting here in 2020, on a new computer with Windows10 and the most recent version of Outlook, and I crashed my whole computer. WTF?
So I'm done! How can anyone in their right mind publish a piece of crap software like this? Microsoft, what were you thinking? And I'm not just some random dude that ran into some problem. Just a bit of googling to solve some of these issues revealed how many other people are experiencing the exact same problems as me, and turning to the internet for some help. Even Microsoft has recently announced that they are going to completely rebuild Outlook from the ground up, indirectly indicating that they know what's up. How could they not? All you have to do is use this program for a week and you'll be ready to take a hammer to your computer. If you are considering getting Outlook and 1) value your sanity, and 2) value your personal relationships, and 3) actually want to use email productively, then for the love of God, stop before it's too late!
Obviously, I'm venting. And yes, now I feel a bit better. I will feel much better after I delete Outlook from my machine, which is happening immediately after submitting this review. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.