When using Microsoft Outlook with an Exchange account, PC users can share their contacts and address book with multiple computers and mobile devices. However, if you are running Outlook with a standard email account and not an Exchange account, you can still move your contacts to other locations. Many features in Outlook, such as the ability to share contact folders and calendars, require a connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server through your ISP network. Exchange Server is an email-based communications network for businesses. If you are looking to set up an Outlook account to an Exchange Server, contact your organization's help desk or network administrator for network details prior to configuring your Outlook mail.
Follow the instructions that are given below, provided by the excellent Microsoft help desk if you want to set up the Microsoft Outlook program over a network.
- First of all, click on the Windows Start button located on the lower left corner of your Windows desktop screen. Clicking on this Start button will open the Windows Start menu on the screen of your computer. From the Windows Start Menu, open the Control Panel window on your computer. Launch the Mail module from the Control Panel on your computer. Now, click on the Show Profiles button located under the Profiles section. Click on the Add button to add a new profile.
- Enter a name for the profile, and then click on the OK button. Next, manually configure your Exchange account to connect it to the network.
- Click on the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box in order to put a check mark in it, and then click on the Next button. Choose the Microsoft Exchange option, and then click on the Next button.
- Enter the name assigned to you by your IT or domain administrator for the server running Exchange. Next, type the user name assigned to you by your mail administrator. Click on the OK button.