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MOTD in Outlook 2010

My boss asked me if there's a way to create a message of the day in Outlook 2010 that all users would see in their Outlook.  We want to use this for the purpose of emergency alerts, i.e. hurricane warning, etc.  We know we can send an e-mail, but there's no way to guarantee that message will be prominently displayed when the user opens their mailbox.

I saw a suggestion online about using group policy to configure Outlook today, unfortunately we support many workstations that are connected to Exchange but not members of the Active Directory domain.

Any other way to do this?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Yes its possible for Domain users why not have a DL for Non-domain users and try to send them a meeting or something as if they arent members of domain how apart from Internet connection or email\meeting can they be updated :(

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FWestonAuthor Commented:
I would expect that any Outlook client connected to Exchange via MAPI would function the same regardless of domain membership.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Agree Outlook connected to Exchange would work same for everyone regardless of how they conenct.

- Rancy
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Send a message with a reminder.
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FWestonAuthor Commented:
Do you mean a meeting request with a reminder?  I'm not sure I know how to send a message with a reminder.  But wouldn't that still require them to read and accept the meeting request before the reminder would display?

I'm thinking through the workflow of our users and many of them don't check e-mail in the evenings or over weekends so first thing in the morning they may have many messages in the inbox ahead of the notice we send out.  We're trying to figure out a way to make a message instantly visible as soon as someone opens Outlook.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Actually I am not sure if the Messages from Windows Apps are read at all.
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FWestonAuthor Commented:
I contacted Microsoft and they said there is no way to do what I was looking for.
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FWestonAuthor Commented:
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