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accessing Outlook from any location

by Murrayav / November 30, 2007 2:10 PM PST

Hi guys, thanks for all your help, finally I am asking for your help can I access Outlook from any location? Thanks

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Outlook is an email program.
by PudgyOne / November 30, 2007 6:12 PM PST

Outlook is on most computers that have some type of PRO or business version.

How your email account is setup, and the company you work for, can be the answer to your question.

The company I work for, gave me a url so I can check my account at home. If I try to set it up to an email program, it will NOT work. But I can check it on the webserver. Some companies have it setup so the employees can check their email accounts, using Outlook or the webserver. You'll have to check with your IT Department to see if this can be done. Remember some hotels, motels and hotspots block certain ports. These ports may and will sometimes block email programs from sending and receiving emails. This is why they give you an url to access the webserver.


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Re: access Outlook from any location.
by Kees Bakker / November 30, 2007 11:58 PM PST

That depends.

If your mail (and contacts and calendar) is on a MS Exchange Server, the best tool to access your mail is OWA (Outlook Web Access), a component of MS Exchange server that your IT dept can install, if they like. That's what we use at work.

If the things you want to see are in a personal folder (.pst-file) on a hard disk of your PC at work, you'll need a program like PC Anywhere to access them. But it's quite likely your IT dept would consider that a security break and won't allow it.

So the next step is a visit to the system manager.


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