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Using Outlook on a Home LAN

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At home I've connected 2 computers via 10/T EtherNet cards (and a SOHO hub).  I am using the "File and Printer Sharing" service for the Microsoft Network Client.

Can someone give me detailed configuration instructions for setting Outlook up to share calendars and send messages locally between the two PC's.  At the moment, I am using the "sharing" feature to bounce things off of an internet server.  This seems a little cumbersome.

The point value that I've assigned reflects the level of detail I'm hoping for.  Bonus points for suggestions on other ways to increase productivity on this home LAN.

Thanks,

Joshua
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Check out http://www.slipstick.com/addins/services/wgpo.htm for information on how to setup a workgroup postoffice.

An alternative method is to pickup a freeware/shareware POP/SMTP server for one of you machines.  (http://www.tucows.com or http://www.winfiles.com)

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Once you have Outlook set up to handle mail locally -- either with a workgroup postoffice or with a POP/SMTP server (I like Proxy+ myself), you can then use the Net Folders feature in Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000 to share calendar, contacts, etc.

Net Folders operates via e-mail messages, so getting the mail set up is the first step. See http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/netfolders.htm when you're ready.
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What OS are you running?
Are you running an Exchange server?
Have you read the Outlook deployment guide?

What are you planning to do - proxy Outlook via SMTP or have seperate email accounts for each machine?
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Thanks to everyone for their help on this.  SMosher, your comments were very helpful as well, but Neo got to the question first.

Neo, you may want to split some of these points with him.

Regards to you both,

Joshua
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The 'him' you refer to is a woman and I owe her a lot more than points.  (She taught me a lot about Outlook, Exchange, and the different methods to get things to work.)
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Aargh, it figures.  I spend years correcting people on their failure to use inclusive language, and then I get dinge for it myself.  Doh!  My apologies.

Thanks again to you both.
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