Can Outlook and Outlook Express share the same mailboxes?
Posted on 2004-10-05
Recently, I had my o/s upgraded to XP by an independent tech. He also installed MS suite, MS Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express 6. (Previously, I was using Netscape for email functions.) At his office, we discussed the pro/cons of Outlook vs. Outlook Express. He advocated that I use OE on a regular basis and for serving emails for Internet Explorer. I didn't want my incoming email going to two different repositories and he assured me that Outlook and OE would be able to share/read the same Inbox -- just like they shared access to the same Contacts file. It seemed to work at his office.
After I got the computer home, I experimented and could not get the desired results. EMail read in by Outlook only shows up in Outlook; likewise for OE. I called the tech back; he said he would fgiure out the right settings and get back to me. But, alas, I had already paid him (in order to get the machine out of his office) and here I sit.
I've read other, various responses and am getting the impression that Outlook and OE files have different extensions, folders, etc.
IS there such a way, some combination of settings, that allows Outlook and OE to share mailboxes (particularly Inbox) on the same machine (and same user)?