Apologies - I did not make it clear. I cannot archive from Outlook in my company because, for some mad reason, the feature is disabled.
It isn't mad when you realize the reasons. It is a legality issue. Anything that can be discovered in a lawsuit is required to be discovered within 48 hours (typically). If it surfaces after that, then the company is fined heavily for each intervening day and can be sued separately for obstruction of justice (U.S. Law only - other countries may or may not have similar legislation). By you taking it home, it is covered by this law and can subject the company to these penalties. If you email them to yourself, however, that is beyond the company's control and no longer subject to legal scrutiny. Therefore, they prevent archiving to make discovery manageable - and in many cases possible. Further, the quota's are to prevent people from keeping everything forever. Many, dare I say most, business email should have a lifespan and be deleted thereafter. Most people do not do this, however, and open the company to further liabilities. If there are true needs for these archives, the Exchange Administrator can archive the needed emails, enlarge your inbox, or one of several other things. Just be certain you are ready to prove the need for them and that you are not saving them simply for attachments which can be saved to the hard drive thereby making your inbox drastically smaller without loosing anything.
I don't use Outlook at home so I would prefer a format that I can read, such as nsf (I do have Notes installed at home)/txt/HTML. I don't mind losing the "richness" of the content.
Best reason I have ever heard for using it.
I have never had a single corruption problem with nsf, having used it for 10 years+, which is why I personally am a big fan of the format (a dying breed from what I read!)
Me either. My corruption issues were with .pst files only. That may be because I never deal with them much, though, other than what my company put together by default. I do not like the .nsf files, however, because they are just as difficult to work with when you do have to do something with them - at least that was my experience. Getting anything to read them other than Lotus Notes is an experience in futility (try finding a converter that works - at a reasonable price anyway) and getting Lotus Notes to read them if they are imported is a dreadful 15-step process (only slightly exaggerated) that may or may not work.