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    shared outlook express inbox

    anyway have setting outlook express to look for inbox files on n/w drive so that can set multipul users to access the email.

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    I have a trick with Outlook Express. It involves 5 lts of petrol, an oily rag and a lump hammer. Seriously though what is it that your users want you to do? And to make life easier can it be done without OE, the spammer and virus spreaders best friend?

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    You can do this with Thunderbird..

    http://www.mozilla.org/support/thunderbird/profile#move

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    worked how to do it agree but then this is office staff..

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    See if the mail server supports IMAP. If it does you can tell your mail clients to leave the mail on the server and 'work' on it remotely. That way everyone gets the same mailbox view.

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    We have used OE in 'shared' mode by moving the store location to a network drive. Wish we'd never bothered!

    If two users try to access at the same time, one will be unable to access it. This is bad enough, but the copy of OE on their PC will create a new set of files (inbox1 etc) and refer to these in the future.

    We tried to make it reliable by creating individual shares for each mailbox and setting the max concurrent users to 1. This worked, but once a user connected to the share by loading OE, the connection to the share would be held open until that user logged off their PC.

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    glad u beat me to it abj lol

    Would this happen with Outlook (non-express version)?

    outlook.pst file on a share...etc.... ?

    N.

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    I don't think Outlook would create a new .PST if it could not access a shared one, it would just complain and attempt to open the default file system or something. Probably a safer bet than OE, but I've never been that confident using Outlook as a POP client. Having said that, Outlook 2003 as a LOT better than previous versions.

    Education prices for Exchange are low....

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    might got imap route

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    Re: shared outlook express inbox

    @abj:

    Outlook 2003 is good init?

    At home, I have the .pst file on my desktop pc and I have got the laptop's Outlook 2003 to use it

    If it cant find it, it wont make a new one - it asks you to locate it or open one [which is nice as you can just close it of course]

    A much safer bet that OE

    Cheers
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