Synchronise Outlook pst files on 2 PCs?
Posted on 2004-11-22
I have what from a distance appears to be an easy problem, but I haven't been able to find a solution!
I have two PCs, both running Windows XP, both running recent versions of MS Office, one at my office, and one at my home. I use both for business purposes and spend a lot of time on the home PC at weekends and evenings.
My office is very small - I work for myself, so there is just the one PC.
I am looking for a way to somehow synchronise my Outlook pst files, so that it is possible to work with and send emails from both locations, and be up-to-date and synchronised when I'm at the office after the weekend, or at home after a day in the office.
I have bought and installed Laplink Gold, the latest version of Laplink, to be able to transfer files from one PC to the other over the DSL link I have at both locations.
Is using Laplink to just transfer the .pst file(s) from one location to the other the best solution for keeping emails synchronised on both PCs? I was hoping there might be a better solution?
My concern is that an email might be sent or received from one PC, while an email is received on the other PC, and synchronising them would take more than just copying the .pst file.
Ideally it would be terrific if there was a way to create some kind of VPN between the office and home, so that the two PCs could actually use the same pst files. But I don't see how I can do this, considering the rudementary set-up - i.e. no network as such, no email server, no file server, etc.
Has anyone got a suggestion for how I might achieve what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance for any help - and please ask as many questions as you like if anything is not clear.