Sharing MS Outlook

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  1. tour4fun

    tour4fun Faster ... OT Supporter

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    What's the best program to share my contacts, calendar and tasks between my desktop, laptop and Treo?

    :bowdown: TIA
     
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    I don't have a server :(.

    No programs ???? :x:
     
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    Palm Desktop.
     
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    pst files and a network share?
     
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    My treo is Windows, so I don't think it will work :(.
     
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    'splain please? Do I have to buy a program or is it in Outlook already? :wiggle:
     
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    Treo isn't made by Palm?
     
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    built in.
     
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    Normally Outlook stores all of its data in a pst file under c:\Documents and Settings\yourname\local... blah blah blah, but there's no reason you can't change the location of the pst file to another location - like a network drive. That would work for your desktop and laptop (although, the laptop couldn't be used outside of your network). And then treo software to sync with outlook installed on either your desktop or laptop.
     
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    I just set up a home network, with a shared document folder on my desktop computer. I guess I save my .pst file in there?

    So everytime I turn my laptop on, will it automatically sync? If I change a task on the laptop, is that stored on the laptop, the desktop or both?

    Does it keep a copy of email on desktop and laptop too?

    TIA :bowdown:
     
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    No, it will store all the data in the .PST file on your network share; no separate copies will be maintained on each machine.
     
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    Wouldnt that solution kind of defeat the purpose of having Outlook on a laptop? He wouldnt be able to access his .pst file while away from his network share.

    I'm not sure i can come up with a better solution... i'm just sayin.
     
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    Well - I guess you could sync them back and forth - you'd just have to be careful about which one is current. I just don't see the point in having email in 3 places to be honest.
     
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    This is what IMAP email accounts are made for. Good luck getting one, though.
     
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    I have IMAP accounts :shrugs:
     
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    So this doesn't work with POP accounts?



    Sorry I'm a noob :o
     
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    IMAP is the generic form of Exchange. All changes made on the client-side are replicated on the server, so those changes will be automatically applied to other clients accessing the same email account in the future. Each client maintains its own downloaded copy of the IMAP account's contents, and each client updates its downloaded copy according to the server's change-log.
     

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