Does anyone know how to force Outlook Express to retain profile settings from login to logon.

We have a 2003 domain with all users accessing email remotely from unix servers via Outlook express and mainly using IMAP to preserve the email on the servers. However, because the imap mail is quotaed, email tends to also get saved in the default Outlook Express folders to get it offline.

However, what seems to be happening is when the user is logged off, the offline email gets wiped and when they logon again, it is gone. Logging on with same profile etc but Outlook Express doesnt retain the offline mail. In some cases you can restore the old mail by storing it in a .pst file and then re-import but in others even if it has an Outlook profile, Outlook Express wont pick it up and use it.

Anyone got any ideas?