I do a lot of Outlook applications development and noticed a problem or BUG with Outlook 2010 and Public Folders.
This is a problem that I can only reproduce in Outlook 2010 Public Folders. I have not seen
it occur in Outlook 2007, 2003 nor 2000.
Any time a MAIL item is opened, edited and saved, a
conflict is generated.
If the sequence is that Mail is opened, closed, then open, edited and saved, no conflict
This is a simple problem to reproduce.
1) Create a public
folder for a group of users
2) Move some mail into the folder
Then on another users computer and Outlook 2010 session, open then email
4) Edit the subject
5) Close the email and save.
6) A conflict shows up.
The thing I observed is that the 1st time a Mail item is opened then closed the Modified Date Time
changes. The 2<sup>nd</sup> time the Mail item is opened then closed, the modified date Time does NOT
To observe this…
1) add the Modified datetime to
your view and sort descending by Modified Datetime
2) open an unread mail for the
1<sup>st</sup> time. Choose something near the bottom of the list.
the item. No Save dialog should appear.
4) You’ll notice the item move to the top of
5) Wait 1 full minute.
6) Open the same email and close
it. You will notice the time does not change.
The conflict reports that the same users has
updated the same item, and that there are multiple edits.
Anyone have a work around for this