Local folders in Dropbox

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Sheshd

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Hello,

I am working at 2 different sites. Normally at the second site I only read mails and with 'Save a copy on the server' download them again at my main site. The problem is that when I wish to answer a mail from the second site, I have to send a copy of the message to myself.

1. Can I put my local outlook folder on Dropbox?

2. Can I set it as default folder from 2 computers and see the same "sent items' on both?

Thanks,

Mickey
 

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No on dropbox. I know some have tried but it didn't work so well. You can copy the pst to dropbox as a backup - but it should be moved from the DB folder before outlook #2 opens it. (You could use a batch file to copy the pst before opening outlook Backup Outlook Data Files using a Batch (.bat) - Slipstick Systems)

If your email provider supports IMAP, that would be better on the second machine. (You can use it on both if you want).

Are you using a rule or VBA to cc or BCC yourself from the second computer? That eliminates the need to remember to do it. It's still not a perfect solution...

If the sites are just different rooms on the same network, a sync tool could be useful. Synchronizing Outlook on Two Machines - Slipstick Systems
 
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