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How to setup Microsoft Outlook for Exchange Server?

To setup Microsoft Outlook for use with your Microsoft Exchange Server, follow the steps outlined below (Note: Some steps may appear slightly different, depending on your Outlook or Exchange versions):

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. If your Control Panel is not currently in classic view, do one of the following:
    • In Windows XP, click Switch to Classic View on the left.
    • In Windows Vista, click Classic View on the left.
    • In Windows 7, type mail in the Search Control Panel box in the upper-right corner of the window. Then press Enter.
  3. Double-click the Mailicon. If you do not have a Mail icon, open Outlook 2007 instead and skip to step 6.
  4. Do one of the following based on what your screen looks like:
    • Click Add.... Type Outlook in the Profile Name box. Then click OK.
    • Click E-mail Accounts.... Then click New....
  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you are asked to choose an email service, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP. Then click Next.
    • Otherwise, skip to step 7, below.
  6. Put a check mark next to the option, Manually configure server settings or select additional server types. Then click  Next.
  7. Select Microsoft Exchange. Then click Next.
  8. In the Microsoft Exchange server box, type <Name of your exchange server> .
  9. Enter your name in the User Name box.
  10. Click Next.
  11. You will be prompted to log in. Enter your <DOMAIN\Username> in the User name: box. Enter your password in the Password: box.
  12. Outlook will contact the Exchange server to finish setting up your account. You will see the message, "Congratulations! You have successfully entered all the information required to setup your account."
  13. Click Finish


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