Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting Default Folder Permissions
Every folder has default permissions that apply to all users. Normally these are set to None, which
means that all users can see the folder but can view or manipulate its contents. If you want to
change the default permissions for a folder, display the Permissions tab in the folder’s Properties
dialog box, click Default in the Name list, and set permissions as desired.
Rather than setting folder permissions individually, you will almost always use one of the
predefined permission levels available in the Permission Level list. These are, in order from least to most
n None: User can see the folder but not view or manipulate items it contains.
n Contributor: User can create new items in the folder but not view or manipulate existing
items or create subfolders.
n Reviewer: User can view existing items but not create, edit, or delete them or create
n Non-editing Author: User can create new items and can read all items; he cannot edit or
delete any items or create subfolders.
n Author: Same as Editing Author with the addition of the ability to edit items he owns.
n Publishing Author: Same as Author with the addition of the ability to create subfolders.
n Editor: User has all permissions except the ability to create subfolders.
n Publishing Editor: User has all permissions but is not the folder owner.
n Owner: User has all permissions and is the folder owner.
Using Remote Mail
The Remote Mail feature allows you to manage your email messages without downloading them
from the Exchange server. You connect to the server and download just the message headers, then
disconnect. You can then review the message headers at your leisure and decide which ones you
need to download in their entirety. Other messages remain on the server. Remote Mail is
particularly useful when using a slow connection or if you receive messages with very large attachments. It
is also handy when a corrupted message aborts the normal download process — you can view the
corrupted message’s header and delete it from the server.
To use Remote Mail, you must be using Outlook with an Offline Folders File.