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    ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    In <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2784689,00.html>this </A>article at ZDnet, David Coursey states that you should:
    Choose the proper version. If you are connected to an Exchange server
    or need a calendar, use regular Outlook. If you don't need a calendar,
    and especially if you're not on an Exchange server, use Outlook Express.
    This is particularly important for people with multiple e-mail accounts,
    which Outlook Express easily supports but Outlook doesn't do well
    (at least, not until the XP release).


    I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what the problem is with multiple accounts or what the great XP improvement is. Can anyone enlighten me?

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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    David Coursey gets a lot wrong <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    If you are not using exchange, Outlook in internet mode handles multiple accounts well.

    Outlook 2002 combines the modes into one and as a result, lets exchange uses actually send on any account in their profile. Previous versions always sent using the exchange account.

    If you need calendar and tasks etc - use internet mode or 2002. if you only need mail, use express.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.slipstick.com>http://www.slipstick.com</A> details the changes in 2002. there is also an article or two at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://exchange.devx.com>http://exchange.devx.com</A> about the new features in outlook 2002

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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    thks
    good to know I'm not losing it!
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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    "David Coursey gets a lot wrong ", this correct more than he is right. I have never seen a person that is in deep end as much as he his. He forgets to tell you the whole story. I saw some where that he forgot to mention that he had restored a Image of his system when he had problems with Office XP, and it Office, wanted him to reinstall Office.

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

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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    Wow,
    Now i'm confused.
    Everyone, well nearly everyone, has multiple e-mail accounts, I have 3 or 4.
    I run MS Exchange 2000 without any Mail Accounts set up, I use only for newsgroup msgs, it's free & fairly easy.
    MS Outlook is setup as default for mail & I find the Calendar, Tasks, & Notes sections invaluable.
    Seems to work OK but I admit I have a new problem which may be related to this thread.

    Will someone please explain carefully what the nature of the problem is with multiple accounts & Outlook (2000).
    My greatest annoyance with both progs is that in spite of my PC(Win 98) being a powerful new system (P3/1000/256/56K Mod) it can do nothing else when msgs are being sent or received. I fail to understand how such a simple task can suck such a huge resource, or can be the subject of such lousy program architecture, comment for enlightenment sought.

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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    you're using corp mode by the sounds of it - it's a known problem due to the mapi needed to connect to exchange server. if you let it send and recieve every xx minutes instead of manually sending, you should see an improvement.

    i'm not sure i follow the comments about exchange 2000 - are you running exchange server only for it's NNTP service? if so, i'd recommend using outlook express or another program for news access and use outlook in internet mode for better account handling, including improvements in send/receive.

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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    MaryJ
    My apologies, I had an inexcusable lapse of .........?
    I meant of course MS Outlook Express5 which I use exclusively for newsgroups.
    I do not use MS Exchange, can't explain this dopey error, sorry again to those I may have further confused.
    I don't inderstand MAPI,- the dreadful sluggishness when connecting is about the same as my earlier PC a mere PPro200/64. There has been plenty of time to improve something so apparently simple surely.
    Not sure what corp mode & internet mode for Outlook are either - I don't see options for different settings,.
    By multiple e-mail accounts I presume we mean multiple POP3 accounts?

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    Re: ZDnet Anchordesk Article (Outlook)

    Finally found the setting options.
    I am set for Internet mode whatever that may mean.
    Also msgs are checked every 30mins.
    However Outlook seems to autocheck at prog startup regardless.

    Pete

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