I have copied the .pst file from my Outlook 2007 machine in the US to a thumb drive. The I placed that file in the proper place in the path of my laptop running Outlook 2003. So Far, so good.
Before I departed the US I opened the Outlook 2003 software and opened "Contacts." Still so good--I could see all of the contacts!
Then I traveled far, far away from the Outlook 2007 machine and later discovered that even though I can see the contacts in the Outlook 2003 machine, OUTLOOK cannot see them!
I now understand that copying and replacing the file from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2003 is not the way to get what I wanted, appearances notwithstanding. So...I asked a friend to EXPORT the .pst file from the 2007 machine and e-mail it to me here in the Dominican Republic, only to discover that Outlook 2003 prevents me from receiving a "potentially dangerous file," the .pst attachment.
MS Outlook help offers a work-around by renaming the file according to a scheme something like "backup.pst_OK" but the clever software appears to add its own extention (.pst) and triggers the whole denial-of-attachment situation again.
Do you have any suggestions as to how I might receive that file as an e-mail attachment or, in the alternative, how I might be able to use the COPY of the Outlook 2007.pst file in the Outlook 2003 machine.
For bonus points perhaps you can help me feel the MS love...