Managing multiple e-mail addresses in outlook and make it available on laptop & desktop
Posted on 2007-07-29
I am working with a client who is trying to best manage his e-mail. He started with multiple hotmail accounts, one from banking, one for personal, one for investments, etc, etc.. the issue there is that he cannot create additional folders under the inbox for each of the accounts..
He trhen moved to a pop3 account where he has a domain name, but havse created 20 e-mail addresses in that domain all for him. He uses the different e-mail addresses to direct the incoming and outgoing mail to the proper folders, so the Banking e-mail address puts it incoming and outgoing mail to the banking folder, etc.. I am not sure if this is the best or if it would have been better to set the rules based on the incoming from e-mail or the outgoing to address, but he thinks it is easier to base it on his address.
My questions is that he now wants to sync this with his laptop. I see a few Sync programs to sync PST files, but am curious as the the general recomendations here.. I see 4 possibilities (add others is you can think of others.
1) Move to an Exchage server, so while traveling with the laptop it goes to the smae account(s) as the desktop, or use OWA.
2) go back to an IMAP, wich will be web based, but is not being able to create folders under the outbox in Outlook limited to hotmail, or do all IMAP mail server limit creating local folders that would be replicated on the server?
3)Stay with Outlook and the POP3 accounts, but use Remote desktop, to get to his desktop while traveling remotely?
4) use one of the shareware PST syncronization programs (anyone have any experience?)
Let me know your thoughts / recomendations.
I am awarding 500 points as I am guessing I will split it between 2-3 good answers (unless one covers it all)