Mail store folder not changed to shared drive



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Mail store folder not changed to shared drive

Postby Nikki » Tue, 04 May 2004 17:24:03 GMT

I have a small XP network - effectively 3 PCs connected 

All 3 PCs have Outlook Express v6.  Due to the location 
of the PCs, a user will log on to whichever PC is closest 
to them at the time, with the intention of checking their 
email etc.

The problem is that on PC1 I have created a shared 
directory to contain each users email store so that they 
see exactly the same email regardless of which PC they 
logon to.

On PC2 I have then attempted to change the mail store to 
that networked area. Outlook Express accepts this 
directory and tells you to exit for it to be permanent, 
but when I go back in it has defaulted back to the local 
area, an not the area on the other networked PC (PC1).

If I set the new mail store to somewhere locally on the 
PC then this works fine, but not if it is to a networked 

Is it possible to have a central storage area for mail 
across a network, without having a dedicated Exchange 

Re: Mail store folder not changed to shared drive

Postby Frank Saunders, MS-MVP IE/OE » Tue, 04 May 2004 18:02:01 GMT

No.  See
Why can't I move my OE files and address book to a folder on my network?
 http://www.**--****.com/ #network

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
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