PSt increasing to 2 GB

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PSt increasing to 2 GB

Post by pascalh » 2010-05-17 10:58

Hello
Although outllok can have a PST file greater than 2 GB after changing some keys in the registry
when using hmailserver imap the file when reacing the 2GB wont accept to receive more emails

Any advice

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Re: PSt increasing to 2 GB

Post by ^DooM^ » 2010-05-17 11:00

undo the registry changes?
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Re: PSt increasing to 2 GB

Post by Rainer » 2010-05-17 11:13

Hello pascalh, the PST-Limit with OL-2007 is 4 GB.

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Re: PSt increasing to 2 GB

Post by Tezcatlipoca » 2010-05-17 11:24

There are two alternate courses of action:

1) Educate your users. In my experience, most end users seem to think that emails - or any digital inforamtion for that matter - is stored by the magic pixies in their underground grotto of infinite space. It's a good idea to educate your users that space is not infinite and that large mailboxes slow everything down, and, worse, have the increasing potential to become corrupt.
Get them to delete old emails, especially those with attachements. If they absolutely have to keep every email ever, then get them into the habit of archiving the older so it is stored in a different pst file.

2) Even better, ditch Outlook altogether and swap to Thunderbird. I use Thunderbird exclusively and am about halfway getting all my end users (about 50 of them) swapped over. This isn't just idle preference either; Thunderbird is superior to Outlook in many regards, and doesn't store everything into single files. In addition, Thunderbird - once you have applied properly configured roaming profiles - is a network administrator's dream to work with, and makes life very much easier.
The only downside I've yet encountered is that a comprehensive Group Policy template for TB, so in a Windows network your control over each user's TB configuration is somewhat limited.
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Re: PSt increasing to 2 GB

Post by Caspar » 2010-05-17 11:29

This may be an strange question, but what kind of filesystem is it formated. Because if you have a FAT32 partition where it is placed upon, then the max filesize will be 2 GB and you need to convert your filesystem to NTFS before it can grow larger.
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Re: PSt increasing to 2 GB

Post by dzekas » 2010-05-17 11:55

pascalh wrote:Hello
Although outllok can have a PST file greater than 2 GB after changing some keys in the registry
when using hmailserver imap the file when reacing the 2GB wont accept to receive more emails
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830336

hm. Contact microsoft and give them more details about your setup. There are n versions of Microsoft Office Outlook.

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