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I have users that are both mobile and attached to our LAN. I need suggestions as to the best approach to access email. There notebooks are currently confgured with 2 profiles, one for the LAN to log into the domain for exchange access and a local profile for when they are mobile. When they are mobile they use POP3 to the Exchange server with 56K modem or broadband when available. The problems lies with managing two accounts one on the notebook and the other at Exchange. I'm aware of IMAP and offline folders but when using a 56K modem synching is slow. What is the best approach and why?
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What about using OWA when the users are mobile, then you don't have to worry about multiple profiles and synch etc.?
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We already use OWA it works fine except a little slow for those coming in on dialup. I wanted to get input on accessing exchange from the mobile users notebook.
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VPN a possibility?  
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What you want to avoid is the management of two accounts and synching.  Providing your modible users with a direct connection to exchange is the best bet.  Do you have outlook and exchange 2003?  the RPC over Internet feture would wonderfuly for you in this scenario: http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/three/ch8/OutC07.htm
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Using Outlook 2002 and Exch2K. The RPC feature of 2003 looks interesting but currenly not at that version. I've tried the VPN before and it works, it too is slow for the dialup users but what isnt.. I currently have them using exchange directly when in house and IMAP externally.
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