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Can someone explain the easiest process to set up (or direct me to some info)Outlook 97 on a laptop to dial in to an exchange server (laptop is using WinNT Workstation/ Server Nt Server 4.0)

More specifically:

Are pst files needed?

What is the difference between offline folders and remote mail...(and why cant offline folders be used with remote mail?)

Any info would be greatly appreciated...thanks

Conan


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1. Yes .pst file(s) are needed.

2. Offline folders have the are repository files that store e-mail and other Outlook Data that one may create when not directly connected to an Exchange Server. The files have the extension .ost  

.Remote Mail is used when you want to minimize time spent on the phone and want to retrieve messages for your Inbox only.
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When you use Outlook on a laptop, there are 2 different methods:

1. Install a personal folder (Tools, Services). This is a local mailbox (pst-file) on the laptop. With remote mail you transfer your E-mails from the Exchange server to the mailbox. Use this method, if you want to keep your mail only on the laptop

2. Use Offline-Folders. You do _not_ need to have a personal folder (pst). An offline folder keeps a copy of the mailbox on the server. Use this method if you want to have your central data store on the server.

Can't give you information about remote mail. If you do not need specific features (eg. synchronisation) you can always use dial-up networking to connect.
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by:ckezema
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Great...thanks a lot for your suggestions...

Conan
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