Outlook help needed

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
Wendy and I are sitting here, watching NASA TV on her laptop.  The shuttle crew has just radioed down to Houston control to ask for help; it seems that they cannot get Outlook to connect to the on-board server. As best as Wendy and I can determine, they are running a network of laptops on board, with one laptop apparently acting as their mail relay to the ground.

NASA Television 07/27/2005
9:25 PM PST

Wendy's indicated that she would be happy to make an on-site visit help them troubleshoot their network. Michael and I have recent experience with high altitude networking.

I'm not sure if the Shuttle crew is following my blog while in space, but I thought that we might collect some possible solutions for them - just in case they check in via RSS. Meanwhile, I'll listen to the NASA channel for details.

Tune in now to  NASA TV to watch along.

Discussion/Comments (3):

More Outlook problems...

Tonight, we listened to the Shuttle wake-up call, after which the Shuttle crew was instructed to download the day's execution package and sync their email. Outlook locked up, but they did not want to reboot the computer because the execution package had not finished transferring to the crew module. All of this leads me to wonder if I would feel comfortable depending on a Windows PC. I'm sure that, buried in the M'soft license agreement for Outlook, there's a quote about not using MS apps in mission critical functions. Hmmm.

Anyway, NASA TV's a lot of fun to watch. I usually check in each evening to see the day's events.

Posted at 07/28/2005 21:18:46 by Eric Mack

Outlook help needed

Are you an "answer guy" for Outlook? The question I have is can you combine two or more distribution lists into one? I've got several different lists in my Outlook and would like to now combine them into one big list. Can it be done?


Posted at 08/08/2005 9:01:16 by Scot Barlow

Outlook help needed

In Outlook 2003 DLs can contain other DLs

Posted at 08/12/2005 9:18:28 by Marcus L

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