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Can I send a copy of all Sent Mail to myself?
Authored by: Brian Purnell on Jul 23, '04 01:32:49PM

Hi, I do something similar. I use firewire Target Mode to mount my PowerBook and then copy over the files. The problem is if you've already started Entourage it doesn't seem to see the additional files you've copied over. i don't know why this is, but I'm sure it has something to do with their Database Daemon.

I do this to keep my sent mail I did at work, it is important to me, plus my work connection is fast whereas home is at best 16k.

I would really like to know if there is something out there that could sync my Entourage databases. I would think with all the people having a laptop that MS would build some kind of sync into their products.

Even better, can anyone figure out how to have Entourage automatically send a BCC copy of every message i send to myself as well? That way all I would have to do is create a rule to file messages coming in from myself to a folder. i would love this, but I can't figure out any way of doing this automatically.

Anyone have any ideas?



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Can I send a copy of all Sent Mail to myself?
Authored by: JazzDude on Jul 23, '04 06:10:01PM

I use firewire Target Mode to mount my PowerBook and then copy over the files.

You can use Target Mode but then one of your machines has to be OFF. Mine are never off.

The problem is if you've already started Entourage it doesn't seem to see the additional files you've copied over. i don't know why this is, but I'm sure it has something to do with their Database Daemon.

The reason why Entourage doesn't seem to "see the additional files" is because all files (=mails) are in one big Database file and that can't be replaced while the Database Daemon is running.



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Can I send a copy of all Sent Mail to myself?
Authored by: Fofer on Jul 24, '04 12:22:35PM

To BCC yourself (or just send yourself copies of all mail you send at work,) set up an OUTGOING rule. Set it so that all mail sent from your account is "redirected" to whatever account you like. I set up a mailbox specifically for this sort of mail. And when I get home, Entourage checks that mailbox, and a rule files any mail from there into my "Sent Items" folder.

It's the next best thing to IMAP! :)



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Thanks for this tip
Authored by: Brian Purnell on Jul 24, '04 07:41:07PM

Thanks for this tip, I've looked at rules a number of times, I never noticed the "Outgoing" tab. I wish I'd figured this out long ago, it really solves my whole problem.



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