OWA and Outlook 2003


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IRC5150

I want OWA and Outlook 2003 to be sync'd up so that if I open/send a message
in either client, both of them will reflect these actions. Is this possible?
I have some users that will use Outlook 2003 in the office, but sometimes
use OWA when they are away (i.e on vacation, travelling on business, etc).
What is the best way to configure these clients? I am using MS Exchange 2003
Server and have it configured to use POP3 as well as IMAP. Any suggestions
would be appreciated.

Thanks,
IRC5150
 
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Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I]

Since OWA and Outlook both reflect the contents of an Exchange Server
mailbox, they're already in sync.

Hal
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IRC5150

OK. I thought OWA used http as the transport. Outlook 2003 uses POP3 or
IMAP. How do I configure Outlook2k3 for incoming mail. I want to use both
clients...OWA for remote users and Outlook for in-house users, but I want the
users to use either client interchangably. So, that everything that's done
(send/receive, rules) in OWA is reflected in Outlook and vice versa.

IRC5150
 
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Brian Tillman

IRC5150 said:
OK. I thought OWA used http as the transport. Outlook 2003 uses POP3
or IMAP. How do I configure Outlook2k3 for incoming mail.
Why are you not using an Exchange account for Outlook? Then Outlook and OWA
would always show the same thing.
 
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IRC5150

Brian,
I am using an Exchange account for all my users. Currently, they are using
Outlook 2000 (configured as Internet mail) for interoffice mail and OWA when
they are out of the office. I want to upgrade them to Outlook 2003, but I
don't know what protocol to use to set them up. The way it is now, if they
receive a message and use Outlook 2000 to open it up, then they won't see it
in OWA or vice versa. Sending messages in OWA can still be seen in Outlook
2000 (I guess because it's using SMTP...I'm not sure). I want both of these
interfaces to reflect incoming/outgoing activity. How do I set this up?

Ray
 
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Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I]

Again, why are you using Outlook 2000 as a POP3 client against an Exchange
Server? That totally eliminates most of the feature set and functionality
designed into both products. Use Outlook in native Exchange Server mode,
then "both of these interfaces WILL reflect incoming/outgoing activity" and
always be in sync. For Outlook 2000, that would be Corporate/Workgroup
mode. I, personally, would rather have everyone use OWA everywhere rather
than give them Outlook and force them to use POP3 with the Exchange Server
instead of native Exchange Server mode.

Hal
--
Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- (e-mail address removed)
Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX
http://www.kvoa.com -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
KVOA Television, Tucson, AZ. NBC Channel 4
Live at Hot Licks - www.badnewsbluesband.com
 
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IRC5150

Hi Hal,
I'm not sure why they're set up that way. I just inherited this
configuration from the previous e-mail administrator. OK. I think I
understand your point. If I change their config to corporate mode does that
make them use MAPI for incoming and still use SMTP for outgoing? Will I
still be using .pst files? I agree with OWA for everyone and I'm going to
push management into only using that interface. But, how do I get their
email over now? How do I convert their email from their current folders
(Inbox) as well as their Sent mail? Will their rules transfer as well?

IRC
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

they could use the pop's smtp to send or you can correctly configure
exchange to send mail to the internet. they will not use a pst once you add
the exchange acct to their profile - they will use the exchange mailbox.
Copy the mail and other outlook items into the exchange mailbox then close
the pst. you could use Exmerge - or tell the users to copy over what they
want and kept the pst as an archive.

With outlook 2000, you should export the rules and import them after you
move the mail over and remove the pst. I think. It's been so long since I
used 2000 that I forgot. :) Exporting them will give you a backup copy just
in case.











IRC5150 said:
Hi Hal,
I'm not sure why they're set up that way. I just inherited this
configuration from the previous e-mail administrator. OK. I think I
understand your point. If I change their config to corporate mode does
that
make them use MAPI for incoming and still use SMTP for outgoing? Will I
still be using .pst files? I agree with OWA for everyone and I'm going to
push management into only using that interface. But, how do I get their
email over now? How do I convert their email from their current folders
(Inbox) as well as their Sent mail? Will their rules transfer as well?

IRC
 
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IRC5150

Diane,
Thanks for the reply. I will try what you suggested. Where do I get
Exmerge? Is that an Exchange 2003 utillity?

Ray
 
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Brian Tillman

IRC5150 said:
I am using an Exchange account for all my users. Currently, they are
using Outlook 2000 (configured as Internet mail)
Then you're not using an Exchange account, you're using a POP account.
Change the configuration of Outlook 2000 to Corporate/Workgroup mode and
create real Exchange accounts so that Outlook talks directly to the Exchange
mailbox using MAPI prototcols.
for interoffice mail
and OWA when they are out of the office. I want to upgrade them to
Outlook 2003, but I don't know what protocol to use to set them up.
Use and Exchange account.
The way it is now, if they receive a message and use Outlook 2000 to
open it up, then they won't see it in OWA or vice versa.
Certainly not vice versa, since OWA does nothing to the mailbox. Everything
in the mailbox remains in the mailbox. Since you're using a POP/SMTP
account Outlook 2000, you probably have it configured to delete messages
from the server when downloading them. On the Advanced tab of the account
properties, enable the option to leave sopies on the server and that won't
happen. Sent mail, however, will still be local to OL 2000 because POP/SMTP
can't handle anything but Inbox.
Sending
messages in OWA can still be seen in Outlook 2000 (I guess because
it's using SMTP...I'm not sure). I want both of these interfaces to
reflect incoming/outgoing activity. How do I set this up?
Use Corporate/Workgroup mode and access the Exchange mailbox with an
Exchange account.
 
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IRC5150

Brian,
Thanks for clearing this up. I will create Exchange accounts for all my
users and configure them as "corporate" users. I will keep you posted on the
progress and completion of this project.

Thanks again!

Ray
 
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IRC5150

This is done! I moved everyone to an Exchange account and I have them using
OWA exclusively. Thanks to everyone for your help!

IRC
 

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