Outlook 2003 Exchange Cached Mode bandwidth usage

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Outlook 2003 Exchange Cached Mode bandwidth usage

Postby bartvd » Mon, 01 Mar 2004 17:23:55 GMT

Does any have some figures about the bandwidth usage per user for Outlook
2003 in Exchange Cached mode?

I would like to be able to calculate the needed bandwitdh for a number of

Let's say if you have 10 users how much bandwidth is needed? what is there
are 20? or 50?

Some comparison between online and cached, or XP/2000 could also be usefull?

So does anyone have some figures for me?


Re: Outlook 2003 Exchange Cached Mode bandwidth usage

Postby Roady [MVP] » Tue, 02 Mar 2004 09:05:29 GMT

Well the whole purpose of Cached Exchange mode is to reduce bandwidth. The
first time you start Outlook it will synchronise the selected folder
(Tools-> Options-> tab Mail Setup-> button Send/Receive-> button Edit...->
Select Exchange Account). These will be downloaded to the client so no
bandwidth is needed anymore.

Of course the total reduction of bandwidth depends on how often you view all
e-mails, how big the mailbox it and your synchronising settings but in
conjunction with Exchange 2003 it could save you about 30-40% of the
bandwidth you are currently using.

See  http://www.**--****.com/ 
info on the caching mode.

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