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    Using two PST files together (OL 2003)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    Is there a way to designate one PST file to handle e-mail messages, and another PST file to handle all other things, like contacts and calendar and so on?

    If not, is there a way to backup e-mail messages without backing up all the rest, and backup all the rest without backing up the e-mail stuff?

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    Re: Using two PST files together (OL 2003)

    Have you tried changing the setting under Tools | Email Accounts | View or change ... | Deliver new email to the following location drop-down?
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    Re: Using two PST files together (OL 2003)

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    Yes I had checked with what you suggested, but I am not sure it is working, and thus I posted my message for any clarifications.

    Using Windows Explorer, I made a folder called E-mail PST file.

    Then next to the Deliver new e-mail to following location drop down, there is a button that says: New Outlook Data File. I pressed this button and pointed to the newly created folder and placed in it a file called E-mail Personal Folders.pst.

    But I can't tell if the e-mails are going to that new file. Size of the E-mail Personal Folders.pst file, as shown in Windows Explorer does not change.

    Then I looked under the Deliver new e-mail to following location dropdown, and I saw three entries for Personal Folders. I changed the entry to the 2nd, and when I pressed the Next or Finish buttons, I got a message that says:

    You have changed the default delivery location for your e-mail. This will change the location for your inbox, Calendar, and other folders. These changes will take effect the next time you start Outlook.

    I really want to separate the e-mail only, keep all others in the location I have now. I also don't see this new file size change.

    Any more advice, or maybe I am doing something wrong?

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    Re: Using two PST files together (OL 2003)

    Then you will need to create a Rule to immediately transfer messages from one PST to another, you won't be able to totally bypass the PST which stores your Contacts and Calendar. In the PST that is your final target, create a message Folder called Inbox, and have your rule move all incoming messages from the default Inbox to the target Inbox.
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