How to Configure Outlook 2007 for Windows to Use Exchange E-mail

Use the following steps to create your Outlook Profile:

1. Click Start and go to the Control Panel.
2. If you are in Category View, under Control Panel, click Switch to Classic View.

3. Double-click Mail
4. If a profile has not been created you will see this window:

If you see this window, follow the instructions below. Otherwise, skip to step 5.
a. Click on the Add button.
b. Enter a profile name (For example, UofM Exchange). Click OK. NOTE: Outlook will automatically bring you to step 8.

5. If Outlook already created a profile, you should get a window that gives you the option of setting up your e-mail accounts and data files. Click on the E-mail Accounts button.

6. Click on the New button.
7. Ensure that Microsoft Exchange is selected, click the Next button.
8. Outlook will ask you information about your e-mail account. Be sure to include after your account name in the E-mail Address field (for example, Outlook may ask you for a password. If so, enter your Directory password here. Click Next.

9. Wait for the configuration process to complete. During the configuration process, you will be asked for your User Name and Password. Enter ad\ followed by your UMNet ID in the User Name field (for example, ad\doej). Enter your password for the U of M Exchange email server in the Password field.

Click OK.

10. The screen will display 3 green check marks, indicating the automatic portion of the setup is complete.

11. Click Finish.

In addition to the basic setup as followed above, IST recommends making the following change to your account settings. This change will improve the performance of Outlook when communicating to our Exchange system.

This change can be made by clicking on the File ribbon, and clicking on Account Settings.

Click to highlight your account labeled Microsoft Exchange, and then click on the Change button.

On the following screen, click on the More Settings button.

Click on the Connection tab, then click on the Exchange Proxy Settings button.

Ensure there is a checkmark in box titled On fast networks, connect using HTTP first, then using TCP/IP

Click OK to close the Proxy Settings window.
Click OK to close the Microsoft Exchange settings window.
Click Close to close your Account Settings window.

Outlook is now fully setup and configured.




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