OL98: (IMO) Configuring Outlook to Use a Cable Modem

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NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Internet Mail Only option. To determine your installation type, click About Microsoft Outlook on the Help menu. If you have the Internet Mail Only option installed, you see "Internet Mail Only".

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
This article describes how you can configure Microsoft Outlook 98 to send and receive mail using a high-speed cable modem service.
Cable Internet services come in two types. The first generation cable Internet services use a TV cable connection and device that combines high-speed downloading with nominal-speed uploading through your telephone line. Such devices, often referred to as hybrid or duplex modems, are attached to a network card instead of the traditional modem through a serial port.

Satellite dish systems, such as DirecPC, use similar devices to combine upload and download functions in a higher-speed environment.

The second-generation cable Internet services use a TV cable for two-way communications. This type of cable modem does not require a telephone line.

NOTE: The following instructions assume that you already have an account to use with your Internet service provider.
For additional information about creating accounts in the Internet Mail Only installation of Outlook 98, please click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179950 OL98: (IMO) How to Set Up Internet Mail Accounts
To use Outlook with a cable modem:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. Click the Internet E-mail account, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Connection tab, and then click to select Connect using my local area network (LAN).
  4. Click OK, and then click Close.

Article ID: 189716 - Last Review: 10/09/2013 19:53:27 - Revision: 1.1

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