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    Portable Outlook Data file

    Afternoon, hope everyone is having a good weekend so far.

    I use outlook on both my laptop and on my pc.

    If i made outlook point to a datafile on say a portable hard drive or usb stick would it work?

    this is so i can go on my pc, and laptop but always see my email? just like you would on say webmail?

    hope that makes sense.

    james.

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    Does you mail provider not support IMAP?

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    Yes it would work as far as having the PST there but it wouldn't be so simple if you wanted to use it on "any" computer as you'd need to set up the computer to use the PST etc.

    Easier would be some kind of web based mail such as an exchange account or something (if you insist on retaining the outlook view).

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    Yh i like outlook 2007... i used to have my own exchange server at home... and my mail used to go through that but when i moved house back in september i went back to gmail business. and i am going to keep it like that as i cant garantee email uptime if its run from home.

    I would only want it on my laptop and pc just so that when i am at home i have my email on my computer and when i go mobile i also have all my email.

    yes gmail does support IMAP.. i've never really used it that much.. i did when i first came accross it and its a great option .. but i didn't like it that much as everytime say i logged on my laptop from my pc it would re-download mail i have already read..

    I'll give it ago.. thank you for your input.

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    IMAP would be the best way forward in my opinion. Yes it will download email you may have already read but your email client shouldn't mark this as new email and therefore you won't end up reading it again. It's much better IMO.

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    i'll keep the IMAP optoin in mind.. i'll see how it goes with the data file been on my portable hard drive

    btw. that way it works no problem

    James.

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    Of course, another approach entirely would be to use PortableApps with Thunderbird.

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