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I need help with Outlook RT on Surface RT

  1. #11


    Hi. Thanks for the detailed information. Many thanks to antspants & Europee.

    The reason I use Verizon email is that I've had my email addresses for centuries, back to the GTE days. I do have a couple of Outlook.com accounts, but I keep them separate because I need to get certain emails on my Windows 8 phone without having to sift through all the emails in my other accounts - It's just not practical.

    I certainly can drop the Verizon email addresses going forward, but need to keep older emails available for current projects in order to refer back to them. So the problem isn't an ISP email address per se, it's keeping all that stuff available as I move to a completely mobile platform. I guess that's not happening.

    I really don't want to go through hoops to get my emails from one place to another. If Microsoft thinks that this won't cause issues, they are dead wrong.

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  2. #12


    I found this link for Outlook 2013 - which Europee stated was the same as Outlook RT but on a different platform. Let me know what you think about this information:

    How to Manually Import/Export PST File in MS Outlook 2013 | Email Recovery, Email Conversion, Data Recovery

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  3. #13


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    Thats your answer then. I guess. Good Find. I would be 99.9999% certain that if outlook 2013 uses PST files (as you have no need for the exchange) then so will outlook RT. The whole point of a surface is to have easy access to your day to day activities, lifestyle and home setup. This would mean that it has to be compatible. I am also 99.9999% sure that Outlook 2013 Rt inst going to convert a pst to something else on sync. I don't know how sync goes between 2003/07 and 013. I would assume it treats the pst as the pst.

    So there are two ways to do this (I think) one definite as that page explains is to import export. Import the pst. The other would be to find out where the pst lives on a surface, hope that you have some sort of file system setup (e.x File Explorer) and manually put the pst in the folder from a USB.

    Possible request this thread to be moved to the tablet forum or create another post in there.
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    I know this still doesn't give you that absolute this works feeling
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmazzeo View Post
    Hi. Thanks for the detailed information. Many thanks to antspants & Europee.

    The reason I use Verizon email is that I've had my email addresses for centuries, back to the GTE days. I do have a couple of Outlook.com accounts, but I keep them separate because I need to get certain emails on my Windows 8 phone without having to sift through all the emails in my other accounts - It's just not practical.

    I certainly can drop the Verizon email addresses going forward, but need to keep older emails available for current projects in order to refer back to them. So the problem isn't an ISP email address per se, it's keeping all that stuff available as I move to a completely mobile platform. I guess that's not happening.

    I really don't want to go through hoops to get my emails from one place to another. If Microsoft thinks that this won't cause issues, they are dead wrong.

    Whoah. If you are willing to drop the Verizon emails this changes everything. There's like 500 different ways to get your old emails to sync up to the cloud, and then back down to your Surface that will work 100%. The first would be the PST file thing, but failing that, you could install the Outlook-Hotmail connector in your Outlook 2007 on your current laptop, and have the two accounts set up side by side in OL2007, and move the required folders/emails into the Outlook.com string of folders, which would cause them to sync to the server. Then, add the Outlook.com account to Outlook RT on the surface, and your emails will sync down to the Surface.

    Hope this helps
    E
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    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Good job Europee
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  7. #17


    Thanks for the answers, pointers, research, etc., which helped me to find the solution (or many, it appears). Europee & antspants, you deserve many thanks for your help - you're awesome! Should I close this thread (mark it solved) or move it, as suggested above for further possible comments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Good job Europee
    Thanks antspants
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmazzeo View Post
    Thanks for the answers, pointers, research, etc., which helped me to find the solution (or many, it appears). Europee & antspants, you deserve many thanks for your help - you're awesome! Should I close this thread (mark it solved) or move it, as suggested above for further possible comments?
    No problem RM! So are you gonna go out and purchase that surface??
    I'm new to the forum so i don't know if marking a thread as solved makes it so no one else can post in it. If that is the case, i'd leave it open for more comments
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  10. #20


    Hey E, just pulled the trigger on it! Got the 64GB RT for $209 - when the 32GB was $199, it was a no-brainer. Also got the touch cover for a good price. I should get it next week, free shipping, so as of now, it's a done deal.

    I'm going to leave the thread open so I can come back once I get things working (or not) - I'll let you know how it went. But, as was suggested, should I move it to the tablet forum? If so, how do I do that?

    Thanks again to everyone for all your help! I'll let you guys know one way or another how things go!
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