RE: Where to save e-mails: Public Folders or Netwo rk Shares ???

  • From: Chris Wall <Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 15:30:57 -0500

Have them save to a PST file on a server with Public Shares with permissions
only to themselves(for security).  This way, you keep your exchange Database
small, and can backup and restore the files on a separate server without
having to bring down your e-mail in such an event.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alfonso Lopez de Ayala [mailto:alopezdeayala@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 2:14 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Where to save e-mails: Public Folders or Network
Shares ???

In your opinion... what's best when users have to save e-mails:
 - put them in Exchange PUBLIC FOLDERS
 - save them on a SHARED NETWORK FOLDER (as an .msg file) ?

My first inclination is to direct everybody to use Public Folders (feels
like it's the "native" location & platform for e-mails)...

...but there's the following dilemma:
   - e-mails have files attached often, and I tell my users to save these to
a network share and NOT keep them attached inside the e-mail (2
reasons: to minimize Exchange database size, and so that they can be indexed
for searches, etc)...
   - but then they want to keep the e-mail too, and hate having two
locations (Public Folders AND Network Share) to go to for info relating to
the same project...

Is there anything wrong with saving e-mails to disk as a file? What's the
"best practice"?

Thanks for your wisdom on this subject...


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