Connect Outlook to Exchange over the Internet

Using RPC over HTTP Proxy

Using Outlook via the Internet

If you are using Microsoft® Office Outlook, you can connect to the computer running Windows® Server through the Internet using the feature called RPC over HTTP. This means you can remotely access your server email account from the Internet when you are working outside your organization's firewall. You do not need security-related hardware or software (such as smart cards or security tokens), and you do not have to establish a virtual private network (VPN) connection to the server.

Configure an Outlook Profile for the Server

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  • If you are viewing Control Panel in the default Category view, switch to Classic view, and then double-click Mail.
  • If you are viewing Control Panel in Classic view, double-click Mail.

Click on Show Profiles.

  • If you already have a profile:
    1. Highlight the profile you wish to use and click Properties.
    2. Click on Email Accounts.
    3. Make sure that the Email tab is selected, click New.
    4. Choose Microsoft® Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP and click Next.
  • If you do not have a profile:
    1. You will be prompted to create a profile, name it anything you would like.
  • Click Manually configure server settings or additiona server types.
  • In the Microsoft® Exchange Server box, type the local name of the Exchange server:
  • In the User Name box, type the full email address of the user. Do not click Check Name.
  • In the Exchange Server settings page, click More Settings.
    1. You may get an error message that the name could not be found. Ignore the error and continue.
    2. Click Cancel in the next window.
  • On the Connection tab, under Exchange over the Internet, select Connect to my Exchange mailbox using HTTP, and then click Exchange Proxy Settings. The Exchange Proxy Settings dialog box appears.
  • Under Use this URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange, type the URL associated with your dedicated Exchange hosting server
  • Select Connect using SSL only.
  • Select On fast networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP. Make sure On slow networks, connect using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP is selected.
  • Under Proxy authentication settings, select Basic Authentication.
  • Click OK, and then click OK again. Click Next, and then click Finish.

Open Outlook and type your full email address when prompted. You can now work with your Outlook mailbox.

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