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How to know what type of Outlook Setup options that you are using

This article was previously published under Q196041
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 or Workgroup, Internet Mail Only, and No E-mail.

Corporate or Workgroup

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

It also uses 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 icon in Control Panel.

Available Corporate or Workgroup Services:

  • Internet E-mail
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft LDAP Server
  • Microsoft Fax
  • Microsoft Mail
  • MS Outlook Support for Lotus cc: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 to see a list of current e-mail, IMAP, and directory services.

Accounts (Multiple Internet Accounts):

Contact your ISP for mail server information for your account, including incoming (POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) mail server names, password, and account name. If you have multiple accounts, you must give each mail account its own name.

Directory Services:

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

   Bigfoot   Four11   Infospace   Infospace Business   SwitchBoard   Verisign   WhoWhere				
This option uses a personal folder (*.pst) to store Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Journal, and Notes.

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. 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 2000           (      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 or Workgroup       - Internet Mail Only = Internet Mail Only       - (no entry) = No E-mail
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195507 Switching from one installation type to another
install type determine version imo cw OL2K

Article ID: 196041 - Last Review: 08/13/2004 22:59:00 - Revision: 1.0

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