Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
home and have a cable modem or DSL connection, including wireless connections, this is also a
LAN. A dial-up or phone line connection is an older connection technology that is still in use by a
lot of people.
If you are connected via a LAN, select the Connect Using My Local Area Network (LAN) option. If
you select this option you can also select the Connect Via Modem when Outlook Is Offline option.
Doing so will cause Outlook to use a dial-up connection (assuming that one is available) to
connect when the LAN is not available.
If you connect via a modem (phone line), select the Connect Using My Phone Line option. You may
already have a dial-up connection defined in Windows. If not, you must define one before you can
use Outlook for email. Defining a dial-up network connection is a process that is part of the Windows
operating system, not Outlook, and is beyond the scope of this topic. Please refer to Windows
online help for more information. If you select this option, you then must select the defined dial-up
connection you want to use in the Modem section of the dialog box. You can use the Add button to
add a new dial-up connection, and the Properties button to examine and modify the properties of
an existing connection.
The Connection tab in the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box.
The Advanced tab contains options that most people will never need to change. You may not be
“most people,” however, so I explain these settings here. Note that the options available on this tab
differ slightly for POP and IMAP accounts, as shown in Figures 3-11 and 3-12, respectively.