Emails removed from outlook when moving between machines with outlook 2000 and 2007

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mdlister


Afternoon,

Very strange issue, My PC uses office 2007 and everything is great, i
had to log on to another users machine to resolve a problem and opened
outlook (logged on as me) and configured the profile for me so i could
check my mail as i was going to be there a while, When outlook 2000
opened it said there was a problem with the default view with an ok
button, so i clicked it, it opened the mailbox and then started
removing all the emails in my inbox.

I thought this to be very strange i never had a problem like that
before with 2000 before i upgraded and just chalked it down to an issue
with the machine, recently i have had another user do something similar,
they work with 2007 and came to visit our site and use a machine that
had 2000 and they lost about 600 emails, i have looked at there mailbox
on exchange and the emails are no longer on the server.

Firstly has anyone else seen anything like this before?
and Secondly how can i stop it happening again?

Mike

mdlister
 

Brian Tillman

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"mdlister" <mdlister.6176f7d@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message
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> Very strange issue, My PC uses office 2007 and everything is great, i
> had to log on to another users machine to resolve a problem and opened
> outlook (logged on as me) and configured the profile for me so i could
> check my mail as i was going to be there a while, When outlook 2000
> opened it said there was a problem with the default view with an ok
> button, so i clicked it, it opened the mailbox and then started
> removing all the emails in my inbox.


This likely happened because you configured the mail profile to use a PST as
the delivery location, either because Outlook 2000 is in Internet Mail Only
mode or because you chose a PST for Corporate/Workgroup mode.

 
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mdlister


were using MS Exchange 2003 and all mail gets delivered to the Mailbox,
PST's are only used for archived email.

Not sure if it was anything to do with the error about the error
"problem with the default view"

mdlister
 

Brian Tillman

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"mdlister" <mdlister.61c611d@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message
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> were using MS Exchange 2003 and all mail gets delivered to the Mailbox,
> PST's are only used for archived email.


Then Outlook would not remove messages from the mailbox.

> Not sure if it was anything to do with the error about the error
> "problem with the default view"


Perhaps the view is hiding the object you believe were removed. Have you
tried resetting the view?

 
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mdlister


i've tried the outlook.exe /cleanviews if thats the same?

mdlister
 

Brian Tillman

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"mdlister" <mdlister.61d09db@outlookbanter.com> wrote in message
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> i've tried the outlook.exe /cleanviews if thats the same?


Yes, that will reset all views. There's nothing I know in Outlook 2000 that
would delete things from an Exchange mailbox as you describe. Perhaps someone
else will have an idea.

 
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