Using my Outlook pst file from multiple locations on multiple computers.
Posted on 2003-11-02
Here's my little problem:
I am using Outlook 2002 for email, contacts, calendar and tasks. I am very obsessed with organization and I take good care of my outlook personal folder (a 150MB pst file). I have contacts organized into categories, POP3 email organized into different folders etc...
I am using a desktop pc at home and a laptop at the office.
What I want to do:
I want to have all my email, contacts, tasks, calendar in ONE place, in one pst file. If I move an email to a folder (at home), I don't want to move it again when I go to the office. I will NOT be using both computers at the same time.
I do NOT want to save the pst file to an external device and carry it around, and I do NOT want to sync between the two computers via a Palm PC.
What I am thinking...
How about a webserver? Would it work if I used a 3rd machine as a webserver and kept a single pst over there? I am not talking about MS Exchange, but rather a machine running Windows Advanced Server 2000 with IIS. What about security? Is it possible to read/write to a pst file over the internet? How much of a hassle would it be (DSL on both sides).
The points will go to the expert(s) that will provide a good solution/discussion, preferably something PROVEN to work.