The technet article is especially helpful and as I am a hobbiest, not profi system administrator, puts my mind at rest that it is neither me, not Linux/Samba, that is causing the "problem". Looks like time to either put the .pst folder elsewhere in the roaming part of the profile or, as this is a "non personal", i.e. reception desk e-mail account, to pop the whole thing on the file server HDD and simply point Outlook in that direction.
All I need to do then is to find a Linux version of "MS Exchange Server" that supports MS Outlook clients (and someone to explain to me how to set it up) and my goal of persoanl e-mail will be complete.
Thanks again both for your help.
Last edited by Pinkks; 02-13-2007 at 02:39 PM.