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    OL2k file size...

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> I'm soon going to take the plunge and get a Palm, Handspring, or whatever. Main reason is to have Outlook available at all times.
    My ".pst" file hovers between 25-30,000 Kb. Do the pocket PCs use memory differently, or only download parts of the pst file? How much memory do I need, leaving room for growth?
    Opinions (jaded or otherwise!) on whose making the best units would be appreciated too.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    Windows CE allows you to select what mail messages you synch with your palmtop. The default behaviour is to synch
    <UL><LI>Just the inbox
    <LI>Just the first 500 bytes of each message
    <LI>Just items received in the past 5 days
    <LI>No attachments[/list]You can change all of these settings to suit your needs, but I don't think you're going to be able to download your entire 30MByte PST file.

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    I can do without email on the go - my main concern would be my calendar (a few hundred entries) and contacts list (about 1000 entries). Am I in the wrong ballpark, or can any of them handle this?

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    I sync my calendar (many entries) and my contacts (less than a hundred entries). My previous reply was just referring to filtering of mail messages.

    StuartR

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    My PST file is 46,080 kb in size. I sync the calendar and contacts without any problem. I keep very little email.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    Thanks - now how much free memory in "palmtop" do I need to accomodate a file that big? Same as a laptop? Can other elements of Office, limited as they might be, be running simultaneously? I seem to see only total memory advertised; how much free RAM is what I might be after?

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    On my IPaq, I can see the free memory from Start > Settings > System > Memory. It appears as two categories, Storage and Program. Each has figures for Allocated, In Use and Free. Even with all my contacts, calendar, quite a lot of mails (first 500 bytes only) and a few assorted documents I am only using 8MBytes of Storage.

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    Thanks. I guess the total program memory usage is very different with the "palmtops".

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    Re: OL2k file size...

    And you're working with how much free memory on the "palmtop" ?

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