How to work offline using MS Outlook 2007
Posted on 2008-10-10
I'm trying to access some local Outlook archive files at home. Normally I use my laptop at work connected to the network and the MS Exchange server.
When I start Outlook it takes some time, probably looking for the exchange server, it then says that it failed to connect and asks me if I want to work off line. This is exactly what I want to do, I think, but then MS Outlook starts and closes itself immediately with the message that the information stores cannot be opened.
Does MS Outlook support this way of working? Can you start MS Outlook without being connected to the Exchange server? The term 'mobile' is often used together with MS, probably this is not the kind of 'mobile' working they are referring to, but I thought that it would make sense to support it anyway?
Or Is there a mobile version of MS Outlook that supports this?
I cannot help but think that there must be smarter ways (and tools) to do this (with). Why can't I access these archives of emails at home? Is this a security feature of some sort? Simple tasks that could take minutes to complete, take hours to complete this way.
I tried for example to create a new profile for the home network via control panel, email.
But this just fails with the message: "the time limit for logging on was reached while waiting for system resources. Try again. MAPI 1.0 [00004C2]"
Or are there third party tools that you can recommend that allow me to use my archives of emails? Doesn't need to be free, it is worth a few $ to me. After all, time is money too, and I'm spending a lot of time on this problem right now.