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Sharing of Exchange Contacts folder

By markguer ·
Hi,
I'm using Outlook 2000 and have run into something which is bewildering me. I'm trying to share a contact folder from user to another. I can successfully share the folder, but there is a rub.
A=person who shared folder, B=person who is looking at shared folder.

B opens A's folder via file..open other persons folder. No contacts are listed (there should be 100's) B can add a contact to the empty folder she sees, but it dissappears from view very quickly. A can view all changes made by B in almost real time. A has given B publishing editor (all is checked not own)

Any help would be appreciated.

Mark G.

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by gmills In reply to Sharing of Exchange Conta ...

You did not say what mail system you are using, but it sounds like you are using Exchange Server and A has their profile set to deliver mail to a PST instead of leaving it in the mailbox. You have shared the mailbox Contacts folder which has no entries in it since all entries go to A's PST folder. B can look at A's contacts folder in A's mailbox, but nothing is there since it is all delivered to A's PST file. When B adds an entry to the Mailbox Contacts folder, it is immediately sent to A's personal (PST) folder.

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by markguer In reply to Sharing of Exchange Conta ...

Wish it was that easy. Exchange doesn't allow the sharing of .pst file folders. I thought this at first also.

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