Re: Email on home network



Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
OE cannot share mail profiles. The minute the network was not available, starting up OE would trash the mail folder settings.

Outlook 2003 has the ability to use a shared network Profile folder (usually named outlook.PST)

Remote Desktop is an option (start/run. type: HH "%windir%\Help\rdesktop.chm::/rdesktop_overview.htm) (XP Pro edition only) but it
takes the host machine out of use for anyone else.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"Timbo" <tim.pindar@redyonder.co.uk> wrote in message news:ubage.29502$G8.10817@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Hi, a question from a home networking newbie.
>
> I've just set up home networking after moving from one PC at home to two (the second is a notebook). Both PCs use XP Home. We have
> four usernames in XP for the members of the family.
>
> I've managed to get the PCs talking to each other and also sharing documents.
>
> So far so good. Now: email...
>
> Currently we all use OE6 on the original PC. I also have Outlook 2003 available on both PCs, as I bought Office 2003 S&T recently,
> but don't use it at the moment. Now - it would obviously be nice to be able to work in email irrespective of which PC the person
> is sitting at. But obviously we don't want to have totally separate email folders etc on the two PCs, with the messages split
> between the two PCs.
>
> What is the normal, obvious way to do this on a simple home network? Can OE6 be set up on the new PC to act as a remote
> workstation for a user on the other PC, so all email and contact/address book folders are stored there? (Is this the same as one
> PC being a "mail server"?)
>
> Alternatively, would switching to Outlook 2003 allow this in some way?
>
> This seems like it must be an everyday problem with so many people setting up wireless networks at home, but I can't seem to find
> anything about it.
>
> Any help appreciated!
>
> --
>
>
>

none
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
On my home network I have OE set up on my 'slave' computers to leave email
on the server. Emails are only removed from the server when the main
computer checks for email.

I realise its not the ideal solution but it works for me.

"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OwHIXoiVFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> OE cannot share mail profiles. The minute the network was not available,
> starting up OE would trash the mail folder settings.
>
> Outlook 2003 has the ability to use a shared network Profile folder
> (usually named outlook.PST)
>
> Remote Desktop is an option (start/run. type: HH
> "%windir%\Help\rdesktop.chm::/rdesktop_overview.htm) (XP Pro edition only)
> but it takes the host machine out of use for anyone else.
>
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> .
> "Timbo" <tim.pindar@redyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:ubage.29502$G8.10817@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>> Hi, a question from a home networking newbie.
>>
>> I've just set up home networking after moving from one PC at home to two
>> (the second is a notebook). Both PCs use XP Home. We have four usernames
>> in XP for the members of the family.
>>
>> I've managed to get the PCs talking to each other and also sharing
>> documents.
>>
>> So far so good. Now: email...
>>
>> Currently we all use OE6 on the original PC. I also have Outlook 2003
>> available on both PCs, as I bought Office 2003 S&T recently, but don't
>> use it at the moment. Now - it would obviously be nice to be able to work
>> in email irrespective of which PC the person is sitting at. But obviously
>> we don't want to have totally separate email folders etc on the two PCs,
>> with the messages split between the two PCs.
>>
>> What is the normal, obvious way to do this on a simple home network? Can
>> OE6 be set up on the new PC to act as a remote workstation for a user on
>> the other PC, so all email and contact/address book folders are stored
>> there? (Is this the same as one PC being a "mail server"?)
>>
>> Alternatively, would switching to Outlook 2003 allow this in some way?
>>
>> This seems like it must be an everyday problem with so many people
>> setting up wireless networks at home, but I can't seem to find anything
>> about it.
>>
>> Any help appreciated!
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Timbo
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Thanks for both suggestions. I'll try them out.

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"none" <none@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:42820f3c_1@news.melbourne.pipenetworks.com...
> On my home network I have OE set up on my 'slave' computers to leave email
> on the server. Emails are only removed from the server when the main
> computer checks for email.
>
> I realise its not the ideal solution but it works for me.
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OwHIXoiVFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> OE cannot share mail profiles. The minute the network was not available,
>> starting up OE would trash the mail folder settings.
>>
>> Outlook 2003 has the ability to use a shared network Profile folder
>> (usually named outlook.PST)
>>
>> Remote Desktop is an option (start/run. type: HH
>> "%windir%\Help\rdesktop.chm::/rdesktop_overview.htm) (XP Pro edition
>> only) but it takes the host machine out of use for anyone else.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> .
>> "Timbo" <tim.pindar@redyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:ubage.29502$G8.10817@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>> Hi, a question from a home networking newbie.
>>>
>>> I've just set up home networking after moving from one PC at home to two
>>> (the second is a notebook). Both PCs use XP Home. We have four usernames
>>> in XP for the members of the family.
>>>
>>> I've managed to get the PCs talking to each other and also sharing
>>> documents.
>>>
>>> So far so good. Now: email...
>>>
>>> Currently we all use OE6 on the original PC. I also have Outlook 2003
>>> available on both PCs, as I bought Office 2003 S&T recently, but don't
>>> use it at the moment. Now - it would obviously be nice to be able to
>>> work in email irrespective of which PC the person is sitting at. But
>>> obviously we don't want to have totally separate email folders etc on
>>> the two PCs, with the messages split between the two PCs.
>>>
>>> What is the normal, obvious way to do this on a simple home network? Can
>>> OE6 be set up on the new PC to act as a remote workstation for a user on
>>> the other PC, so all email and contact/address book folders are stored
>>> there? (Is this the same as one PC being a "mail server"?)
>>>
>>> Alternatively, would switching to Outlook 2003 allow this in some way?
>>>
>>> This seems like it must be an everyday problem with so many people
>>> setting up wireless networks at home, but I can't seem to find anything
>>> about it.
>>>
>>> Any help appreciated!
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Timbo
07-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Report back:

The solution to this was Outlook 2003.

I shared the folder containing "outlook.pst" on the original PC; then on the
new PC I installed Outlook 2003; then in the Mail part of Control Ppanel I
linked my Profile across to it. So now the new PC looks across to the
original PC for the email data and stores new emails there too. I did this
for 4 family users separately.

Note: If you can't afford to buy Outlook 2003, you can achieve the same
thing with Mozilla Thunderbird, which is available free.

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"Timbo" <tim.pindar@redyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:NGtge.37442$a9.25452@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Thanks for both suggestions. I'll try them out.
>
> --
> Change red to blue in email address.
>
> "none" <none@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:42820f3c_1@news.melbourne.pipenetworks.com...
>> On my home network I have OE set up on my 'slave' computers to leave
>> email on the server. Emails are only removed from the server when the
>> main computer checks for email.
>>
>> I realise its not the ideal solution but it works for me.
>>
>> "Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:OwHIXoiVFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> OE cannot share mail profiles. The minute the network was not available,
>>> starting up OE would trash the mail folder settings.
>>>
>>> Outlook 2003 has the ability to use a shared network Profile folder
>>> (usually named outlook.PST)
>>>
>>> Remote Desktop is an option (start/run. type: HH
>>> "%windir%\Help\rdesktop.chm::/rdesktop_overview.htm) (XP Pro edition
>>> only) but it takes the host machine out of use for anyone else.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Mark L. Ferguson
>>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>>> marfers notes for windows xp
>>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>>> .
>>> "Timbo" <tim.pindar@redyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> news:ubage.29502$G8.10817@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>>> Hi, a question from a home networking newbie.
>>>>
>>>> I've just set up home networking after moving from one PC at home to
>>>> two (the second is a notebook). Both PCs use XP Home. We have four
>>>> usernames in XP for the members of the family.
>>>>
>>>> I've managed to get the PCs talking to each other and also sharing
>>>> documents.
>>>>
>>>> So far so good. Now: email...
>>>>
>>>> Currently we all use OE6 on the original PC. I also have Outlook 2003
>>>> available on both PCs, as I bought Office 2003 S&T recently, but don't
>>>> use it at the moment. Now - it would obviously be nice to be able to
>>>> work in email irrespective of which PC the person is sitting at. But
>>>> obviously we don't want to have totally separate email folders etc on
>>>> the two PCs, with the messages split between the two PCs.
>>>>
>>>> What is the normal, obvious way to do this on a simple home network?
>>>> Can OE6 be set up on the new PC to act as a remote workstation for a
>>>> user on the other PC, so all email and contact/address book folders are
>>>> stored there? (Is this the same as one PC being a "mail server"?)
>>>>
>>>> Alternatively, would switching to Outlook 2003 allow this in some way?
>>>>
>>>> This seems like it must be an everyday problem with so many people
>>>> setting up wireless networks at home, but I can't seem to find anything
>>>> about it.
>>>>
>>>> Any help appreciated!
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Re: Email on home network