troubleshooting Question

how do I avoid breaking Rules when using a PST file on two different computers

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Here is the scenario:

I have a PST file on my laptop running Windows XP Pro SP3 with Outllook 2003. The folder with the PST is a shared folder on my local workgroup. At home I run Outlook on the laptop. When I am in my office, I boot the laptop, "stow it away", and then run Outllook 2003 from my main workstation. The Outlook on my workstation is setup to use the PST file in the shared directory of my laptop as it's default Personal Folders file.

Everything works very well, except for one thing... any rules set up as "move message to folder ____ when receipt from ____" get broken whenever I switch from one computer to the other. In other words, when I go home at night and check my e-mail I have to reset all of my "inbox" rules, and then repeat the process in the morning at the office.

I've tried synching the PST to both computers so that it runs locally in both spots. This brings even more problems that the rules getting broken.

I've tried exporting/importing Rules, but this makes a bigger mess.

Any suggestions/solutions. I'm getting tired of having to do this "dance" every morning.

I do not want VNC or Remote Desktop as a solution. I already have VNC setup, but it is impractical for running e-mail all day long through a windowed remote desktop.
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