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Archive for September, 2009

The poor man’s e-mail archiving solution

My work e-mailbox is hosted on an Exchange server and is very limited in size (only 100 MB) so I use a PST file to archive mail when it’s full. This has of course several disadvantages such as possible corruption on the PST and some limitations. I open my mailbox from severals places: Outlook on my laptop, Outlook Web Access remote (no PST available in OWA), Outlook from my Virtual Desktop (no PST since it’s located on my laptop) and so on.

Then I got the idea to create a seperate GMail account and use that for archiving. I added the new account as IMAP mailbox in Outlook and create some folders & subfolders in it:



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  • I just installed my laptop with Windows 7 (x64) and I was curious how the new Windows XP mode worked (more on that topic later). After installing it I could no longer start any Virtual Machines in VMWare Workstation. The VM fired up but immediately halted with the following error: “VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)” “VCPU 0 RunVM failed: -2”.



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