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This article describes the different Microsoft Outlook Setup optionsand how you can tell which option you are using.
There are three different ways to set up Outlook depending on how youintend to use the program. They are Corporate Workgroup, Internet MailOnly, and No E-mail.
Corporate Workgroup provides full MAPI (Messaging Application ProgrammingInterface) compliance. This allows connection to any MAPI compliant mailservers.
It also utilizes the functions of Windows messaging. To add services toOutlook, 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:
Microsoft Exchange Server
Outlook Address Book
Personal Address Book
Internet Mail Only
Internet Mail Only provides services to connect to multiple Internetservice providers (ISP) and their POP3, SMTP, or IMAP mail servers. Inaddition, you can connect to Internet based directory services, some ofwhich 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 directoryservices.
Accounts (Multiple Internet Accounts):
Contact your ISP for mail server information for your accounts. This wouldinclude incoming (POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) mail server names, password andyour account name. You must give each account its own name. In this way youcan differentiate between the different accounts.
The following is a sample of available Directory Services (Internet BasedDirectories):
Bigfoot Four11 Infospace Infospace Business SwitchBoard Verisign WhoWhere
The No E-mail option sets up Outlook as a desktop information manager withno mail functionality. This option uses a personal folder (*.pst) to storeCalendar, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and Notes.
How to Tell Which Setup Option You Have
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.
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