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Hi,

We are with with several people who should be able to acces the same mails.
Apparently an Outlook2003 PST file can only be accessed by one person at a time.
How can we access our mails simultaneously?
Is there a workaround to the fact that a pst is only accessible by one person at a time?

Thanks.
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Greetings DEEGBAL !

PST file is only accessible by one person at a time. You can always put the emails on an Exchange server. Then everyone can access the emails at same time.

Not using Exchange, you can use this third party program, Public Sharefolder
http://www.publicshareware.com/

Best wishes, war1
Hi Deegbal.

The reason you can't share it amongst more than one person is that outlook will not open a PST it cannot get write access to. Once one person has the file open (and thus, open for write access) .. no-one else will be able to make a write-access connection to it.

In answer to "Is there a workaround" ... unfortunately not. The flaw is 'by design' in Outlook 2003.

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Thanks both.
war1-> we're working with a exchange server, but it has limited storagfe capacity.
Can I allso use Public Sharefolder in combination with an exchange server (In the documentation they only speak about POP3...)?
Thanks.
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Public Sharefolder is instead of Exchange.  If using Exchange, you can share emails on Exchange.  Ask your IT Admin for more capacity.
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Hi, Deegbal.

How about simply saving the messages to a network share where the group can all access them?  

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