[Samba] [OT] Outlook and roaming profiles?
rbennett at thatitguy.com
Thu Nov 20 21:41:20 GMT 2008
On Thu, 2008-11-20 at 22:02 +0100, Martin Konold wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 20. November 2008 21:36:17 schrieb Thierry Lacoste:
> > Are there any recommandations about the maximum size of a pst file
> > hosted on a samba server ?
> Simply don't do it. There are technical reasons why this is unreliable,
> dangerious and generally not recommended.
> see also:
> Actually things are even worse than the above mentioned articles may make you
> think. Deadlocks and dataloss are part of the problem.
> I propose to look into a imap server based solution like Kolab www.kolab.org.
> -- martin
I'm assuming this question is driven by your usage of Outlook against a POP server or something like that? The easiest and best way to get around this is to not user POP3, and deploy a proper IMAP or MAPI server.
Courier, Dovecot and Cyrus all do IMAP but Outlook is a lousy IMAP client. My favorite way to address this need (implying that I actually think Outlook, for all it's technical flaws, is a good tool from a user perspective) is to deploy Scalix as the mailserver. If you're running a small network (under 10 Outlook users), Scalix is free and it works *very well*.
We use it here, and we have client machines running Windows Vista/ Oulook 2007, Linux/ Evolution and Linux/ Kontact (KMail) and they all work great.
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