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Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 Plain & Simple by Jim Boyce

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Working with Offline Folders

When you use an Exchange Server mailbox, Outlook stores your data in the mailbox. As long as the server is available, you can access your data. If the server is offline or you’re not connected to the network, you can’t continue working with your mailbox data unless you configure a set of offline folders and set Outlook to use Cached Exchange Mode. In this mode, Outlook uses the offline folders as a temporary storage location for your data until you can connect to the server once again. Then Outlook synchronizes any changes between the mailbox and the offline folders.

By default, Outlook configures an Exchange Server account to use Cached Exchange Mode. However, if you turn it off or an administrator preconfigures a ...

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