We have a number of different Exchange based accounts that we use for the various needs of our company.
When it came to e-mail, we would always set up a POP3 connection to grab e-mail from the various e-mail related accounts.
Now that we can set up those Exchange mailboxes within Outlook 2010, this is how we don’t go about it:
- Click on the File tab button.
- Click on Account Settings.
- Click on Account Settings that shows up on the menu.
- Click on the New button in the E-mail Accounts window.
- In the dialogue box that comes up, we are going to choose the Manually configure server settings option.
- Select Microsoft Exchange.
- And, this is why we do not go about configuring an Exchange account from within Outlook 2010:
Okay, so we have learned that we cannot configure an additional Exchange account from within Outlook.
This is how we set up an additional Exchange account:
- Close Outlook 2010.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Switch the View by: to an Icon view.
- Click on the Mail or Mail (32-bit) icon.
- Make sure to click the More Settings button once the settings are correct and input the Outlook Anywhere settings under the Connections tab.
The new account will now be in the E-mail Accounts window:
Once we open Outlook and authenticate for the new account, we will have:
BTW, rules can be created in the secondary Exchange mailboxes to move content into the primary Exchange mailbox where that content has a dedicated folder.
So, no more fancy POP3 configurations for gathering e-mail from various mailboxes into certain folders!
This feature alone is worth its weight in gold!
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
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