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Unlinking Outlook from existing exchage server

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I'm a consultant running Outlook 98 who has had a LAN connection (with remote dial in) to Microsoft Exchange Server from my laptop.  The assingment at the client has ended, and I have all the email files  I want to keep downloaded on offline copies. Having had a synchronization disaster before, I'm somewhat skitterish abouth simply deleting the exchange server, in that I don't want my offline files to dissapear when I next open outlook.

My questions:
1.  Is it safe to simply remove the exchange server from the services.
2.  Is there anyting I need to do to protect myself.

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bobbychuck
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I removed exchange and reinstalled a couple of times with out loosing the data. Outlook actually assumes control of the Inbox anyway, as a matter of fact there's a quick little program included to change the Inbox Icon to the Outlook icon.
I would also recommend removing it from services first while Outlook is closed, using the Mail Icon in Control panel. Then if you need to do an uninstall on the server software itself do that next. You should never just delete files in Windows. Always use the appropriate remove or uninstall methods.
And of course, if you want to be safe, backup the data files before you do any of this.

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Ok,
I'll give it a try.
bobbychuck

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