Beating the corporate snoops on receiving my personal mail.

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have a workstation copy of Outlook 2003 running on a larger network.  Besides my employer's use of Exchange for internal email, I have Outlook polling my own personal POP accounts externally.  I then use a rule to move incoming email from that pop to a personal folder silently so it's not obvious what I am doing.

However there are snooping eyes that can look at these server based folders where they can be viewed or backed up at will.

Is there a way that I can have a another set of folders available in Outlook to receive inbound mail (by way of a rule) that resides only on the workstation?  That would at least making viewing more difficult.

Please advise

Question by:Boruch
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    No, you cannot do that within the same profile.  Within a specific profile you can only have one "delivery point", the folder to which all new messages are delivered.  As you know, you can moved them after they arrive but you cannot them before they arrive.

    The only options I could recommend would be:
    1.  use web mail provided by your ISP, or if they don't offer that use something like or
    2.  create a seperate profile without Exchange, with only your POP accounts and a PST file.  You will need to close outlook and reopen it to see your personal mail, but it will never touch the exchange server at all.  While it could still technically be tracked, it would be much more complicated than simply viewing the contents of someones mailbox on exchange.

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