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Configuring Outlook for Exchange Server
In Chapter 3, you learned the fundamentals of setting up an Exchange Server account in Outlook.
There are some additional settings that relate to how Outlook and Exchange work together. Most
users will not need to change these settings, but they are explained here just in case. To access
these settings:
Select Account Settings from the Tools menu to display the Account Settings dialog box.
Make sure that the E-mail tab is displayed.
If you have more than one email account, click your Exchange account.
Click Change to open the Change E-mail Account Settings dialog box.
Click the More Settings button to open the Microsoft Exchange dialog box. This dialog
box has several tabs, which are covered in the following sections.
Setting General Properties
The General tab in the Microsoft Exchange dialog box, shown in Figure 28.6, displays these
n Name: The name Outlook displays for this account.
n Automatically Detect Connection State: This option tells Outlook to detect the
connection state — that is, online or offline — when the program starts and to run in the
appropriate mode. Use this setting when you connect to Exchange Server with a network
connection always available (for example, a LAN).
n Manually Control Connection State: Lets the user control the connection state when
the program starts. Use when you are not always connected to the network, such as a
dial-up connection or a notebook computer. The following three settings are relevant
when you select this option.
n Choose the Connection Type When Starting: Select this option if you want to be
able to choose whether Outlook works online or offline each time it starts. If this
option is not selected, Outlook automatically makes this determination (this is the
n Connect with the Network: Choose this option to connect to Exchange through a
network rather than a dial-up connection. This option is appropriate when your
computer is connected to an always-on network (LAN or DSL, for example).
n Work Offline and Use Dial-Up: Select this option if you connect to Exchange using
dial-up networking.
n Seconds Until Server Connection Timeout: This is the amount of time Outlook waits
for a connection to Exchange before timing out. If you are using a slow network
connection you might want to increase this value.
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