Outlook flushed from mails suddenly

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Juha, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Juha

    Juha Guest


    One of my offshore clients contacted me because she lost all her mails from
    inbox (Outlook over RDP, non domain Vista / Outlook 2007, self signed
    certificate, SBS 2003 R2 fully updated). I notised that System Manager stated
    over 1 000 items on her box. I checked her OWA also and the Inbox were empty.

    Since I hadn't any good ideas what has happened I changed her pw and the
    inbox started to fill in normally. I suppose that also Sent items flushed but
    the calendar is intacted. At OWA she didn't have any Rules. The client claims
    that nothing has changed.

    Any know issues related this? At this point I'm willing to believe her that
    she doesn't have another PC at home and fetched/flushed the mails with POP3
    account (or smart phone).


    Juha, Sep 4, 2008
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  2. I wonder if the Outlook mail profile on the remote computer is configured to
    deliver the messages to a PST file instead of leaving them in the Exchange
    Server mailbox. In that case, when you changed the password, that would
    prevent the messages leaving the mailbox for the remote PST until the next
    time the user logs in (with the new password). If that's the case, she can
    just go into the properties of the profile (CP -> Mail) and set to deliver
    to the mailbox instead of the PST. Then copy the items from the PST back
    into the mailbox, being mindful not to attempt to copy too many items at
    once over the WAN connection.
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Sep 4, 2008
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