Synchronizing .dbx files to 2 computers

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rdk

Over the years, I have set up an extensive folder tree for managing personal
and business emails.
There are probably 50 - 60 folders nested 4 levels deep.

In addition, message rules move emails automatically to some folders, for
example different clients, kids sports notifications, known spam and more.
These are great for retrieval, but now I'd like to have a current copy of
emails on two machines.

Has anyone experience in coming up with a solution to the multiple computer
problem?

Here's a scheme that did NOT work!
I thought that it might be possible to use My Briefcase to synchronize the
whole OE folder with all .dbx files to a memory stick.
Then I'd copy the contents of the folder to the alternate machine at the
remote location. At the end of the day repeat the process and update the
prime computer at the home office.

Another question:
Are all the data files that OE uses, stored in the same folder?
Are there any other indexing or config files that do not use the .dbx
extension?

 
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Ron Sommer

The Registry settings for both computers must be the same.
http://www.insideoe.com/backup/clone.htm
Ron Sommer
MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

"rdk" <rrddkk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eJvj7glpKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Over the years, I have set up an extensive folder tree for managing
> personal and business emails.
> There are probably 50 - 60 folders nested 4 levels deep.
>
> In addition, message rules move emails automatically to some folders, for
> example different clients, kids sports notifications, known spam and more.
> These are great for retrieval, but now I'd like to have a current copy of
> emails on two machines.
>
> Has anyone experience in coming up with a solution to the multiple
> computer problem?
>
> Here's a scheme that did NOT work!
> I thought that it might be possible to use My Briefcase to synchronize the
> whole OE folder with all .dbx files to a memory stick.
> Then I'd copy the contents of the folder to the alternate machine at the
> remote location. At the end of the day repeat the process and update the
> prime computer at the home office.
>
>
> Another question:
> Are all the data files that OE uses, stored in the same folder?
> Are there any other indexing or config files that do not use the .dbx
> extension?
>
>
>
>
>

 
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Steve Cochran

My OEX program (www.oehelp.com/OEX/) lets you import messages from folders
across a network. If you want the machines identical though, you will have
to clone one machine and then import that into the other machine. See
www.oehelp.com/backup.aspx and http://www.insideoe.com/backup/clone.htm

steve

"rdk" <rrddkk@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eJvj7glpKHA.1548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Over the years, I have set up an extensive folder tree for managing
> personal and business emails.
> There are probably 50 - 60 folders nested 4 levels deep.
>
> In addition, message rules move emails automatically to some folders, for
> example different clients, kids sports notifications, known spam and more.
> These are great for retrieval, but now I'd like to have a current copy of
> emails on two machines.
>
> Has anyone experience in coming up with a solution to the multiple
> computer problem?
>
> Here's a scheme that did NOT work!
> I thought that it might be possible to use My Briefcase to synchronize the
> whole OE folder with all .dbx files to a memory stick.
> Then I'd copy the contents of the folder to the alternate machine at the
> remote location. At the end of the day repeat the process and update the
> prime computer at the home office.
>
>
> Another question:
> Are all the data files that OE uses, stored in the same folder?
> Are there any other indexing or config files that do not use the .dbx
> extension?
>
>
>
>
>


 
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