Solved

Outlook 2007 Synchronization

Posted on 2009-05-14
5
251 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am running Outlook 2007 on a Vista 32 machine.  OUt email is served by Exchagne Server 2003 on Small Business Server 2003.  I keep offline coplies of my email on my laptop.  Whenever I connect to the server, Outlook automatically re-synchrozies ALL of my folders.  This started about 3 weeks ago.

Any thoughts?
0
Comment
Question by:Kraig Stubleski
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:RedClaw00
ID: 24389005
If you keep offline emails in the folder structure that exchange updates, then you can Right-click on the folder, properties. Go to the sync. tab and update the filter there.

You can also create a PST by going to File --> Data File Management. Add a new PST and save your offline files in that PST as those are all saved locally and do not get synced.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Kraig Stubleski
ID: 24389086
The issue is that it completely rebuilds my offline data every time i connect to the server, even if only one email is added.  I archived a bunch of my email to reduce the time it takes, as a stop-gap.

The way it used to work was only updating the folders that have changed, but apparently it thinks they have all changed.
0
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
Mestha earned 500 total points
ID: 24390322
It will scan all of the folders when Outlook is started to look for changes, but it shouldn't download them fresh again. If it is doing that then I would think the OST file is corrupt. I would close Outlook and delete the OST file, then let Outlook built it fresh.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Kraig Stubleski
ID: 24395216
The OST must ahve been corrupt.  The size had grown to 12GB.  I renamed the old file, started Outlook and Outlook rebuilt the file.  It is now a tidy 1GB.  Thanks for the help.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Kraig Stubleski
ID: 31581652
Almost too simple.  It worked great.  Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

What does UTC stand for?  “Coordinated Universal Time” – Think of this as the true time on Planet Earth that never changes with the exception of minor leap seconds here and there to account for the changes in the planet's rotation.   What does th…
Are you unable to connect or configure Hotmail email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007? Or Outlook.com emails are not downloading to Outlook? Lets’ see the problem and resolve Outlook Connector error syncing folder hierarchy (0x8004102A).
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question