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OWA and Outlook? Can it be done?

by mmawards / November 11, 2010 10:38 AM PST

I have tried and tried to set up outlook on my laptop to access my email account through Outlook Web Access. If I can access through my smartphone setting up an exchange account, why is it so difficult using outlook on the laptop? Can you help?

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Re: OWA and Outlook
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 5:02 PM PST

OWA is a browser add-on that needs to come from the Exchange Server. So access via OWA is setup in Exchange by the IT-guy who manages Exchange server. Then you simply use your browser to browse to the url he gives you and you've got your business mail at home.

But you should be able to configure an Exchange account in standard Outlook. Here also the system manager can tell you the settings. And he might need to do some security settings to give you Access.

If it's mail on an MS Exchange server of your company, you need the help or instructions of the companies IT-staff to set it up on a laptop. What's wrong with that idea?


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by Este1001 / December 2, 2010 7:51 PM PST
In reply to: Re: OWA and Outlook

I have outlook on my netbook and its a home edition how do I setup my outlook (Desktop) and my mobile phone?

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Re: Outlook
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 2, 2010 7:56 PM PST
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Let me summarize your question.
1. You have outlook (which version?) on your netbook. That's fine.
2. Something is a home edition (outlook, xp, windows 7?).
3. You have a Desktop also.
4. You want to setup outlook on your desktop. Great idea.
5. You want to setup your mobile phone. Gread idea also.
6. You don't know how to setup outlook on your desktop.
7. You don't know how to setup your mobile.



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Thanks for the quick reply
by Este1001 / December 2, 2010 9:50 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Outlook

Correct with all the questions. I have office 2010 on my netbook( windows 7) and office 2007 ( XP, windows, Mozilla Firefox)Desktop and a MetroPCS samsung phone.

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Re: setup
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 2, 2010 9:54 PM PST

For Outlook the advice is to go to your mail providers FAQ and do what they tell you there for setting up the account.

And while you're there see if they have anything on the phone settings also. If not, start with reading the manual of the phone to see if you happen to know everything needed already from setting up Outlook.


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Thanks a bunch
by Este1001 / December 2, 2010 11:55 PM PST
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