Outlook 2003 experts... v.trivialfuckingproblem

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  1. Deevan

    Deevan Active Member

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    I had the strangest question posed to me from one of the desktop support guys today... I'm considered the sendmail/exchange guru where I'm at, so they figured I know everything about the client side.

    How do I make outlook do this:
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    Instead of this:
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    Apparently there's an exec user they support who is very picky about his attachments. These are both Outlook 2003.
     
  2. Deevan

    Deevan Active Member

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    :doh: Found it, have to set the editor to something other than rich text.
     
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    Good to know... i always wondered what made the attachments show up differently.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I prefer Mozilla Thunderbird.

    Before you say "Thunderbird can't connect to Exchange", yes it can if Exchange is set to allow IMAP connections. And it can connect to the Active Directory Global Address Book too. And if you add the Lightning plugin, you can send and receive meeting invitations. So really, if you hate Outlook, there is a viable alternative.
     
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    Deevan Active Member

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    Thunderbird can't connect to... :doh:

    Nope, we don't have IMAP enabled. Higher ups think it's a security risk. I have thunderbird too, but the way it indexes files is a clusterfuck compared to PSTs client side.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The higher-ups don't have a goddamned clue about these things. Microsoft told them that using a non-proprietary solution would let hackers in and they bought it hook/line/sinker, I have no doubt. Just wait until they find out that any Joe can buy a book on how Public Key encryption certificates work. :noes: You'll have to get a colon scan to log into your machine every morning.

    Outlook keeps all email in a single file, which is convenient when moving to a new computer, but Thunderbird's approach of keeping each folder in a separate file eases the load on the filesystem (and the virus scanner) tremendously. I see people using Outlook and it crashes all the damn time because the PST file is so big that the virus scanner causes the file reader to time-out while it waits for permission to retrieve an email, whereas I've never once had a problem.
     
  7. P07r0457

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    Outlook >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thunderbird

    When it comes to enterprise, at least.


    Roaming profiles, .pst files, etc.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    PST files are the fucking bane of any computer's existence. That's just what a corporate pencil-pusher needs: a 4GB file on their hard drive that gets scanned by the virus checker every single time they open an email. What could possibly go wrong?

    Oh, and Thunderbird gives users (corporate or otherwise) a spam filter that's actually useful, which is nice when you want to dump all those software seminar invites from Microsoft (or maybe the company newsletter) where it belongs without risking the loss of email you actually need to see.
     
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    you just have no idea how to properly implement retention policies. Don't blame me for your incompetiencies.
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You mean the company we hired to run our WAN, antivirus, firewall, and email servers doesn't know how to implement retention policies. I have other things to worry about. And I didn't blame you for anything. And I seriously doubt you know how to run an Exchange server either, though you certainly talk about it well enough.
     
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    I run Exchange, so I think I do know :roofles:
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    penny for proof. :squint:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I don't have a penny on my desk. Will my keys work?
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  14. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    (grin) Thah'll do, donkey, thah'll do...

    Do you run the server, or do you just have an account?
     
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    I run it. It's running on an old P4 2.4A in an Intel S875 mobo running Win 2k3 SBS. It's the most bloated thing ever, but it works really well (once you wait 3 days for the damn thing to boot up, lol)
     

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