Hoople - 2:51 am on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Using Outlook as designed is far simpler. Use an OST (Offline Storage conTainer) file for local storage NOT a PST. All mail is periodically automatically synched from the Exchange server to the individual PC's OST file. Shutdown of Outlook forces a clean-up synch (drafts, sent, recently deleted, etc).
PSTs are evil and do self corrupt without notice. 2 gb limit per file. Most IT groups when faced with a recovery request will tell you 'sorry, you're SOL!' or similar. Really!
an Exchange support guy since Outlook 96 (very first version)
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