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    Outlook 2007 auto archive and IMAP

    I've got 3 computers using Outlook 2007 and 2010 to access mail using IMAP. If I set up one of my Outlook accounts to auto archive, will those items be deleted from other computers' Outlook files? Will the archive folders be automatically created on the other computers? Thanks

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    The archive will be created on the PC on which it is run not all three. And the next time that PC syncs with the email ISP those changes will be reflected on the other PCs when they sync after that.

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    Just to be clear, when you say the next time the PC syncs "those changes will be reflected" do you mean that the archive folder and the associated pst will be created on the other PCs, or just that the old emails will be deleted? Thanks

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    The archive folder is something that Outlook takes care of on the local PC only. With IMAP you should be using an OST file not a PST file. Changes made to your email are synced to the mail server. Those changes are additions, modifications, and deletions. Files are NOT copied or created on other PCs.

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    OK thanks for the info.

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    OST vs PST

    Hi,
    I've set up a couple of iMap accounts in Outlook 2010, and they automatically set up PST accounts, which seem to be operating fine. What is best practice? Are there benefits to OST's vs PST's?
    Thx,

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    One more question. If Outlook is only set to only download headers on an IMAP account, when auto archive runs, I assume it will only archive the headers. Would that be correct? Then the original message will be deleted from the server next time a sync occurs, if I understand correctly. So then the message and attachments would be lost, and all I have in the archive is the header? Thanks

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