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MS Microsoft Outlook Version 2000 has failed on me. Virginmedia have checked all is correct and the rest of the Dell computer working perfectly. Outlook express working fine. I have 2 e mail address on the system and one has been a bit troublesome but now both not sending or receiving. Told that £99 to replace MS Outlook. Can anyone give me a steer in right direction to fix. Many thanks in anticipation.
Yes settings identical now says cannot connect. OE working perfectly. I have office 2000 discs (2) but can I select only outlook from it? Expecting air ticket/holiday booking info so terrified of cocking the whole thing up! Have tried one "repair" but not happy with it as did not know what source and also they wanted money! If I could delete and reinstall would be great. Also can you tell me how to migrate folders and contents from MS Outlook to OE? all the google hints are the other way around. Please be patient with me!!
I'm assuming you have been unable to use the OE 'Import'/Messages'?? That offers Outlook as an option.
If so, in the short-term to try and answer the question I think you need to 'double hop' via another email programme but I don't have time to investigate. If you have a Gmail account (its free!) this should help
Milo is quite right that Office 2000 .PST files have a hard 2GB limit. Note that this is lifted in Office 2003 and above. Outlook 2010 can have .PST files up to 50GB!
I agree that migrating to OE isn't the optimum solution, but I disagree about the file size - in OE, each folder has it's own .DBX file, whereas in Outlook ALL folders are in a single .PST. Unless all the mail items have been left in the inbox / sent items, it might actually be better!
A better solution is to create additional .PST files and move mail from the default .PST into the new PST - either by folder or groups of folders.
"Note that this is lifted in Office 2003 and above"
Thats what Microsoft claim, but in fact I've had to rescue several companies whose Outlook 2003 has run into a 2GB limit Seems a bit hit and miss as to why, but I've a suspicion that to exceed 2GB the PST file has to be on a server, not local With 2007 they seem to have got it sorted
My objection to transferring to OE is mainly because that program is so unstable - when you hit the 2GB limit, instead of warning or locking, it will often starting irrecoverably dumping chumps of data
It depends utterly *where* the PST file was originally created, as Outlook 2000 PSTs can be mounted on 2003/2007/2010 etc and be visually identical, but the structure differs under the skin.
You're not advised to put PSTs on any sort of remote storage, as file locking issues cause havoc with database integrity.
Mike thats all very well for a big company, but for a small business, running Exchange Server is simply an unwanted cost I guess you could try a Linux box running Zimbra instead, but how many companies have the inhouse expertise to do that?
The only safe way would be to use a hosted mail server "in the cloud" (I hate that term so much), but even thats an extra cost, and you lose control of your data
SBS isn't that much of a cost (although you'd better get in quick!).
Alternatively, for individuals I sell hosted Exchange accounts (and I too hate the phrase and also the marketing-led general trend to "the cloud" which is making my job considerably harder selling IT support to people who think "The Cloud" negates their computers failing).