Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Only One Exchange Account
Whereas Outlook can support multiple email accounts, you can have only one Exchange
account set up.
Manual Email Account Setup (Exchange Server)
If automatic account setup does not work for your Exchange account, you will have to exit Outlook
and set up the account through the Windows Control Panel. Though some of the dialog boxes look
the same, you cannot set up an Exchange account manually while Outlook is running. In order to
complete this setup you will need to know the address of your Exchange server (or its NETBIOS
name), the username that has been set up for you, and your password.
These are the steps to set up an Exchange account:
Make sure Outlook is not running.
Select Control Panel from the Windows Start menu.
Double-click the Mail icon to display the Mail Setup dialog box.
Click the E-mail Accounts button to open the Account Settings dialog box. This is the
same dialog box that you see when setting up accounts from within Outlook (shown
earlier in Figure 3.1).
On the E-mail tab, click the New button to display the Add New E-mail Account
Make sure that the Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP option is selected and
In the next dialog box, select the Manually Configure Server Settings option and click
In the next dialog box, select the Microsoft Exchange option and click Next.
In the next dialog box, shown in Figure 3.13, enter your Exchange server address and
If a dialog box appears asking whether you want to continue, click OK.
After setting up your account you can start Outlook. You will be prompted for the Exchange
account password. If the connection is established Outlook will display “Connected to Microsoft
Exchange” at the right end of the status bar (which is at the bottom of the Outlook window).
You learn more about working with an Exchange account in Chapter 28.