Configuring OutlookXP/Outlook2003


Configuring OutlookXP and Outlook2003 for E-Mail is fairly straightforward.

If you have a Existing PST file you want OutlookXP to use,
it requires just a bit more to do but saves time in the long-run

The steps below detail both procedures.

1. After installing Outlook, right click on the Outlook icon on the desktop
2. Select Properties
3. Check whether this you want to be prompted for a profile or always load the one you are about to create
4. Click on the Add button
5. Give the profile any name you choose. My preference is to give it the name of the person. This makes it a lot easier to identify later on.
6. Check Add a new e-mail account and then click on the Next button.
7. Check the type of account you want to add. In this example we will be adding in a POP3 account, which is your typical Internet e-mail account.
8. Enter in all the information requested.
9. Click on Test Account Settings to make sure everything is configured correctly
10. Close the test windows
11. Click on the More Settings button
12. The default Mail Account name will be what was entered for the POP server.
13. Enter in a more user friendly name
14. Click on the OK and Next buttons
15. If you don’t have a different PST file you want to use, you can simply click on the Finish button

The following section details the steps necessary to configure
Outlook to use an Existing PST file or configure it to use one other than the Default

1 Click on the New Outlook Data File… button
2. Click on the Data Files… button
3. Outlook2003 will bring up the following dialog box. Highlight the lower entry and click on the OK button
4. This will bring up the default location for your data file.
5. In the Save in: box, browse to the location of the PST file. This can either be on the local computer, file server, or any central location on a network.
6. Name the file whatever you like.
6. Click on Ok
7. Click on Personal Folders and select the lower option. This points to the one you just created.
8. Click on the Finish button
8. You will be given a warning about changing the default location for your e-mail. Click on the OK button
9. To remove the reference to the first PST file, click on the Data Files…. button
10. Highlight the top entry and click on the Remove button. You will also notice that the other entry points to one on a file server.
11. Click on the Close button


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