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.
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.
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
- 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 (18.104.22.168) 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 or Workgroup - Internet Mail Only = Internet Mail Only - (no entry) = No E-mail