outlook calendar and contact sync


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chitrader

My home pc has outlook 2003. It has a default email
account (A) and an IMAP email account (B) connect to my
company's exchange server.

1. For IMAP account (B), Calendar and Contact folders are
appeared as normal email folder. Each item appears as a
normal email. This is unusable. For example, for calendar,
only showing past events, for contact, I can't see
detailed info. How can I change them to Calendar/Contact
view?

2. How can I set up a sync of Calendar/contact between
email account (A) and (B)?

Thanks very much.
 
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Brian Tillman

chitrader said:
1. For IMAP account (B), Calendar and Contact folders are
appeared as normal email folder. Each item appears as a
normal email. This is unusable. For example, for calendar,
only showing past events, for contact, I can't see
detailed info. How can I change them to Calendar/Contact
view?

IMAP is strictly for mail messages. All items on the Exchange server, be
they Calendar entries, Notes, Contact entries, or whatever, are actually all
exactly the same, except for an internal flag that instructs Outlook how to
present them. (Naturally, each will contain different information in
different fields, as certain presentation styles don't pay any attention to
fields that don't make sense for the type of entry.). I know this because I
had a corrupted PST that removed the "Contacts folder" attribute from the
Contacts folder so that Outlook believed it to be a message folder and all
my contacts simply appeared to be mail messages. I was quite grateful for
my PocketPC that day.

IMAP knows mail folders and will present all folders on the IMAP server (be
it Echange or some other back end) as message folders. It can't do anything
else. There is no concept of "View" in IMAP. In fact, if you try to create
any type of folder other than "Mail and Post Items", you'll get an error
stating that only message folders can be created.
2. How can I set up a sync of Calendar/contact between
email account (A) and (B)?

For any mail profile, there is exacly one active Inbox, Calendar, Contacts,
etc. folder. That is where you keep that information for all accounts
together. If you wish to have separate Contacts and Calendars, then you'll
need separate profiles for each account and, in the IMAP account, create
another PST containing those items.
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3290 Patterson Ave. SE, MS 1B3
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-1991
Brian.Tillman is the name, smiths-aerospace.com is the domain.

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