Send/Recieve taking a very long time

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by jaredea, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. jaredea

    jaredea Guest

    i just imported a users mail into outlook 2003 -- when it was done he
    hit send/recieve and it has been stuck on 50% for about an hour this normal? he has quite a few e-mails (.pst file is almost
    a gig) -- is the exchange server just synchronizing them for the first
    time? Is it ok for him to shut down?

    jaredea, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. If this is Outlook 2003 in Cached Exchange Mode (the default), when you
    import the items they go to the server mailbox. Then Outlook syncs them to
    the cache on the local machine. That can take quite a while the first time.
    If you stop it, next time you start Outlook it'll pick up where it left off
    with no harm done.

    You might advise the user to lock the computer rather than shut down, and
    let it finish, so you don't have to wait for it next time.

    Outlook will sync the mailbox periodically when the user starts it and at
    other times, but it'll be a background operation and happen relatively
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Jun 2, 2005
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  3. jaredea

    jaredea Guest

    very cool, thanks...


    jaredea, Jun 2, 2005
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