Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My business partner and I download company email from the same POP server, with Outlook 2010 set up to leave mail on the server for a month, so that we can each get a copy of everything.

I've started archiving some of it to a separate PST file, which seems to have the effect of fooling Outlook into thinking that the email left on the server is new - so it downloads it all again.

How can I prevent this?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

I do not think you can.

You guys should consider switching to Hosted Exchange with Microsoft itself. It is $5 per month, it is more stable than POP3 (PST's SUCK, OST's not so bad), synchronizes very quickly (after the first big one), you can access the same e-mail from multiple computers and it is always the same, your saved folders and contacts and calendars are also there, and lastly I have clients with 12GB mailboxes, who still have excellent performance, even though they access a server in Washington state from Massachusetts. You probably would not need to archive as you are doing now.

http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/en-us/pricing-exchange-online-email.aspx

share|improve this answer
    
+1 for hosted service. Far less hassles. –  surfasb Jul 10 '11 at 2:32
    
Thanks. Might well go for that in time. For now, I'll just archive the stuff thats older than a month! –  ChrisA Jul 21 '11 at 21:31

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.