Makeshift archive server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a few customers who are in need of archiving old emails.  As is usual, there is no budget for an Exchange/Archive setup.  The problem with archiving in the usual fashion is that the mail items are then stored on a single host, and are not available when users access mail from another computer.  Is it feasible to setup a seperate, (perhaps POP3) server where they can move old emails to, and then still be able to login to both accounts in Outlook?


    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:56 PM

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  • Hi Jeff,

    It is not recommended to save your archived PST file to a network path or another server for client access.

    For the Outlook Archive feature, it can export the old items to a local PST file. Then you can also open this PST file in Outlook client. If you save all these PST files to Network or a server path, shares may stop responding. This behavior may cause several client-side problems, such as causing Outlook to stop responding or freezing desktops on client computers.

    Personal suggestion, if there is no Exchange account using, you can archive your old items to a local PST file. Then make a copy of this PST file to a server for Backup as a workaround.

    For more information about Limits to using personal folders (.pst) files, please read the following article:



    Winnie Liang

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    Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:07 AM