What type of proxy server are you using? Or did you simply assigned a static IP?
Have you checked the incoming and outgoing mail servers in Outlook?
I recently set up a network at our home between two computers in order to share our direcway satellite connection. In order to browse the web, however, you need to set up certain proxy settings. I was able to do that and now the interent works very well. however, although you can browse the web, programs such as Outlook or AIM cannot access the internet. When i attempt to retrieve my e-mail with outlook, i get and error message saying : server not found, check network settings, or somthing like that. I believe this is a problem with the way the proxy settings on outlook are set up. I have no idea how to set it up to be able to access the internet. any help would be GREATLY appreciated.