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Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 Inside Out by Doug Sheresh, Beth Sheresh, Jim Boyce

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Configuring Online and Offline Data Storage

The preceding section explained how to add e-mail account services and introduced data stores. This section provides a more detailed look at storage options in Outlook 2007 and shows how to configure those options.

Like earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, Outlook 2007 offers three options for storing data: your Exchange Server mailbox, .pst files, and offline folder (.ost) files. Outlook 2007 can also use Cached Exchange Mode in conjunction with an .ost file to create a local copy of an Exchange Server mailbox. With Cached Exchange Mode, Outlook 2007 works from the cached local copy of the mailbox and automatically handles synchronization between the local profile and the server. Your mailbox is therefore ...

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