No problem. There are SOOOO many things that can "break" a PST file,
when I worked at my last job, I put a shortcut on peoples desktops to
the PST repair tool, so they didn't have to go digging to find it.
<smile>. A very frequent issue, especially when it gets huge. Beside
the 2 gig limit (which also happens on systems that are formatted as FAT
instead of NTFS), the older style PST's had, I believe, a 65k limit on
entries in a given folder, and usually the one that runs out of space
first, is the SENT file, then the Inbox. If the file is too big to move
to sent, they can quickly gain some space by emptying their Trash
folder. When removing files from the PST, to get a space reclaim, they
should do SHIFT-DEL for immediate delete without stopping in the Trash
Can. Then, there is a COMPACT PST function, that removes all the spaces
in the file from random file deletions. The care and feeding of
Outlook/PST files can be a full time job in a large organization.
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Nashville, TN 37204
On 7/8/2013 1:59 PM, Martin Abell wrote:
> Thanks for the quick reply. Will let you know if it works for them.
> On Jul 8, 2013, at 2:43 PM, Glenn Meadows wrote:
>> Usually it's a PST file issue, where the PST folder is at it's
>> maximum size if it's a style PST prior to 2k3. has a 2 gig file size
>> limit. OR, the PST file is damaged, and needs to be rebuilt. Have
>> them run the PST Repair tool to rebuild the file. Have them make
>> sure to allow the repair tool to create a backup, just in case. It's
>> a checkbox on the final page where you tell it to repair the file,
>> after it's scanned it and determined that there are errors.
>> Glenn Meadows
>> Mayfield Mastering
>> 2825 Erica Place
>> Nashville, TN 37204
>> On 7/8/2013 1:39 PM, Martin Abell wrote:
>>> Has anyone had a user complain that messages are staying in the
>>> Outbox in Outlook after the message is sent? This is regardless of
>>> attachment size (or no attachment) and may be addressed to another
>>> user in the same domain on the other side of the office. Attempts to
>>> just move the already-delivered message from Outbox to the Sent
>>> folder are aborted. The server logs show everything being delivered.