Email disappeared from inbox after setting up Outlook account using RPC over HTTP???

Something very strange happened today while setting up a routine user.

Environment:  MS Exchange 2003 with current service pack and MS Outlook 2003 fully patched.

Basically they have a notebook that is used from time to time in meetings.

I setup Outlook on the notebook using RPC over HTTP (for convenience as the user occasionally travels with the notebook).

However, it appears to have pulled all the email off the server - something that has never happened before (and I've setup 30-40 notebooks like this - no different).

Cached mode was selected - and all the screens seem to have the same info as other machines setup this way....

Any suggestions as to what may have happened - and more importantly - how to re-sync so the mail goes back to the server?

Thanks!

iteched1Asked:
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Britt ThompsonConnect With a Mentor Sr. Systems EngineerCommented:
Go to -> Tools -> Acounts -> view/modify -> highlight the Exchange account -> just below the account list box you'll see a drop down list that allows you to choose the delivery location of your email -> choose Mailbox - Your Exchange User...
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geieeaCommented:
Is this a POP3 account?
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iteched1Author Commented:
Nope - not POP....

I did finally find something that may help....

On my machine, for example....when using control panel - mail- properties - "data files" button the only thing listed is my local archives.

The suspect machine has a "personal folders" listing...different than mine...ending in "outlook.pst".....

This has to be the problem....but I don't know how it happened...as this hasn't happened before...and still...I have to put it back...grr...
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Britt ThompsonSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
You may need to import your PST file back to Exchange if a PST was being used all along.
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iteched1Author Commented:
Very strange that it decided to go to the PST...first time for everything I guess...LOL.

It is set back properly now.  I'm letting it finish syncing to see what ends up where...as there is some stuff in the "personal" folder now.

I think I can simply copy them back to clean it up.



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iteched1Author Commented:
Not sure how the mailbox got pointed to the local PST...but that is what happened.
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