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Microsoft Outlook 2003

Connecting to the Exchange Server

The UW-Eau Claire email system uses a Microsoft Exchange Server. This type of server stores your email messages, calendars, etc. on the server, instead of on your personal computer. This allows you to access your email from any computer with a network connection using Microsoft Outlook and/or Microsoft Outlook Webmail. This document provides instructions on configuring Outlook 2003 to connect to the Exchange Server.

NOTE: If you need access to your email and calendar from off campus and do not have access to Outlook, you can use Outlook Webmail. This requires a recent version of either Netscape or Internet Explorer. To access Outlook Webmail, refer to Accessing Outlook Webmail.

return to topConfiguring Outlook Before First Use

If your computer's settings and hard drive are cleared periodically and/or you have not used Outlook since it was installed, follow these steps to configure Outlook to connect to the Exchange Server.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook
    The Outlook 2003 Startup wizard appears.

  2. Click NEXT

  3. In the E-mail Accounts screen, make sure that Yes is selected and click NEXT

  4. From the Server Type screen, select Microsoft Exchange Server and click NEXT

  5. From the Exchange Server Settings screen, in the Microsoft Exchange Server text box, type cherrycoke

  6. In the User Name text box, type your username

  7. Click MORE SETTINGS...
    The Microsoft Exchange Server dialog box appears.

  8. Select the Advanced tab
    Microsoft Exchange Server dialog box

  9. In the Cached Exchange Mode Settings section, deselect Use Cached Exchange Mode

  10. Click OK

  11. Click NEXT

  12. Click FINISH
    Outlook is now configured to access your email via the Exchange Server.

return to topConfiguring Outlook After First Use

If you have been using Outlook with another type of email account (e.g., POP3), follow these steps to configure Outlook to connect to the Exchange Server.

  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel » Mail
    The Mail Setup - Outlook dialog box appears.
    NOTE: The location of this feature may vary depending on your computer setup.

  2. From the E-mail Accounts section, click E-MAIL ACCOUNTS...
    The E-mail Accounts dialog box appears.

  3. In the E-mail section, select Add a new e-mail account and click NEXT

  4. From the Server Type screen, select Microsoft Exchange Server and click NEXT

  5. From the Exchange Server Settings screen, in the Microsoft Exchange Server text box, type cherrycoke

  6. In the User Name text box, type your username

  7. Click MORE SETTINGS...
    The Microsoft Exchange Server dialog box appears.

  8. Select the Advanced tab

  9. In the Cached Exchange Mode Settings section, deselect Use Cached Exchange Mode

  10. Click OK

  11. Click NEXT

  12. Click FINISH
    Outlook is now configured to access your email via the Exchange Server.

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