Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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
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

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .