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Can I sync Outlook Notes from text files?

I want Exchange 2003 (or Outlook 2007) to grab my Notes from text files in a specific folder in the server. For example, if the ExchangeNotes folder contains:

IBM
Dell
HP

Then my Outlook notes will have these text files as notes called:

IBM
Dell
HP

And if I update these text files, my Outlook notes will update as well. If I add a text file to the folder, a new Note will appear in Outlook with the name and contents of the new file.

But I need to understand: what are Notes in Exchange/Outlook? Where do they come from? Is there any way to redirect them? Is there any third party software that does anything like this?

Many thanks for all your insights!

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NRTCFAuthor Commented:
gSyncIt, for example, syncs Outlook Notes with Google docs. That might work...
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apache09Commented:
You cannot import text files into Outlook.

However, you can import CVS Files into outlook.

If you were to save these details as a CSV file and or convert them to CSV you could just use the built in File Import Wizard inside Outlook itself.

The CSV Format that Notes Uses is as follows:

A                      B                           C                        D                             E
Note Body      Categories           Note Color            Priority                    Sensitivity
IBM                 Blank If None       3 (Default)             Normal (Default)     Normal (Default)

Using this format, you can import and or export at will.


If you would like a better idea of how you want your import file to look.
Create the Note in Outlook as you want it to appear.
Then Export it to CSV to your local drive.

Then use this format to setup your Notes for your particular items: IBM, DELL, HP ect ect
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NRTCFAuthor Commented:
Interesting approach, thanks.
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