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This article describes the different Microsoft Outlook Setup options and how you can tell which option you are using.
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 WorkgroupCorporate 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 Mail OnlyInternet 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.
The following is a sample of available Directory Services (Internet Based Directories):
No E-mailThe 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