Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Entering information about your Exchange server and username.
The preceding steps should set up your Exchange account with the default settings. This may be fine
for you, but you may also want to make some changes to the settings. These settings are explained
in Chapter 28, “Using Outlook with Exchange Server.”
Manual Email Account Setup (HTTP)
You have an HTTP mail account if you have signed up for email with either Hotmail or Microsoft
Network (MSN). Other email providers may also have HTTP accounts that are compatible with
Outlook. If so, they will have provided you with the information you need to set up the account
when you signed up.
HTTP mail accounts are designed primarily for Web use — that is, you will use a browser such as
Internet Explorer to log on to your email account and read and send messages. However, it can be
useful to set up an Outlook account too so you can download and read mail in Outlook and use the
program’s various features to organize your messages. Be aware that not all HTTP email accounts
are compatible with Outlook.
To set up your HTTP email account in Outlook you need your email address and password. If you
are setting up an HTTP account that is not Hotmail or MSN you will also need to know the address
(URL) of the mail server and your username. Then, follow these steps: