OL98: How to Tell What Type of Outlook Setup You Have

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This article describes the different Microsoft Outlook Setup options and how you can tell which option you are using.

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There are three different ways to set up Outlook depending on how you intend to use the program. They are Corporate Workgroup, Internet Mail Only, and No E-mail.

Corporate Workgroup

Corporate Workgroup provides full MAPI (Messaging Application Programming Interface) compliance. This allows connection to any MAPI compliant mail servers.

It also utilizes the functions of Windows messaging. To add services to Outlook, click Services on the Tools menu. This is the same as double- clicking the Mail And Fax icon in Control Panel.

Available Corporate Workgroup Services:

  • Internet E-mail
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Fax
  • Microsoft Mail
  • Outlook Address Book
  • Personal Address Book
  • Personal Folders

Internet Mail Only

Internet Mail Only provides services to connect to multiple Internet service providers (ISP) and their POP3, SMTP, or IMAP mail servers. In addition, you can connect to Internet based directory services, some of which are listed below.

To modify or add any of these services, on the Tools menu, click Accounts. You are presented with a list of current e-mail, IMAP, and directory services.

Accounts (Multiple Internet Accounts):

Contact your ISP for mail server information for your accounts. This would include incoming (POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) mail server names, password and your account name. You must give each account its own name. In this way you can differentiate between the different accounts.

Directory Services:

The following is a sample of available Directory Services (Internet Based Directories):
Infospace Business

No E-mail

The No E-mail option sets up Outlook as a desktop information manager with no mail functionality. This option uses a personal folder (*.pst) to store Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and Notes.

How to Tell Which Setup Option You Have

  1. In Outlook on the Help menu, click About Microsoft Outlook.

    In the About Microsoft Outlook dialog box, you will see information similar to the following:
          Microsoft Outlook 98           (8.5.4916.0)
          Corporate or Workgroup
          Copyright 1995-1998 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
  2. Look at the second line of text and match the information to the following list:
          Install type list
            Corporate or Workgroup = Corporate/Workgroup
            Internet Mail Only = Internet Mail Only
            (no entry) = No E-mail


Article ID: 184029 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition
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