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    G'day all.

    Our Management Team would like to trial a Time Management exercise that involves people not being slaves to Outlook. They feel that people get distracted by new Emails coming in and don't concentrate on the task they're working on.

    Obviously, in a POP3 environment, you can schedule Outlook's Send & Receive times, eg, every 3 hours, but in an Exchange environment, where E-mail is pushed instantly to Outlook, is there any way to schedule when Outlook downloads Email (without shutting down the Exchange Information Store)?

    Support Staff would still need to check Diaries, so shutting down Exchange isn't an option, unfortunately.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='786539' date='28-Jul-2009 15:41']Does Configuring Exchange Server Send/Receive Settings in Outlook 2003 help?[/quote]

    I presume that's only for deploying Outlook. If Outlook is already deployed, then I presume there's no way to override the default Push option. Even though my Send&Receive All Accounts setting is set to 'Do not include in Send & Receive', E-mails still come in from Exchange.

    I suppose, therefore, that we would need to redeploy and create a Transform file for this to work, or have I grasped this incorrectly?

    Thanks as always, Hans.

    How many Forums do you monitor! LOL!.

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    I don't know anything about managing Exchange, so I cannot offer further assistance, sorry.

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    [quote name='farscape_fan' post='786535' date='28-Jul-2009 07:31']Our Management Team would like to trial a Time Management exercise that involves people not being slaves to Outlook. They feel that people get distracted by new Emails coming in and don't concentrate on the task they're working on.[/quote]
    Turn off notifications! Seriously, that is the first thing I do. When I want to know about new emails, I switch to Outlook and look at my Inbox.

    As for the problem of finding responding to emails more interesting than their other works, maybe their assigned tasks are too boring?

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