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Microsoft Outlook 2010

#1gord57Posted 7/20/2012 6:31:55 PM
I know nothing about email programs. My grandparents need help with Microsoft Outlook 2010 that they just got. Whenever I try to open Outlook it needs a Microsoft Exchange Server and a Username, it will not open otherwise. I have no idea what to put in for either of these. I have no idea what either of these are, actually.
#2ShadowSkill11Posted 7/20/2012 6:48:38 PM
Yeah... you are going to have problems unless you own some version of Microsoft Server 2003 or above and know how to create an Exchange Server. You would be better off pointing them to their local community college or an online class if you don't know anything about servers.
#3gord57(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 6:53:29 PM
So what do we do about this program?
#4ShadowSkill11Posted 7/20/2012 6:55:40 PM
Hope the receipt lets you return opened software based on the fact that elderly people don't know how to read system requirements?
#5gord57(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 7:00:55 PM
So how hard would it be for me to setup an exchange server?
#6ShadowSkill11Posted 7/20/2012 7:03:08 PM
gord57 posted...
So how hard would it be for me to setup an exchange server?


How hard would it be to buy/make a physical or virtual server, install the Exchange pre-reqs, install exchange, and configure it to use for Microsoft Exchange for someone without an IT education or other experience in doing so?

Really <blanking> hard.
#7gord57(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2012 7:05:33 PM
Why cant it just be used like something such as Mozilla Firebird where you just login with your email? I dont understand why all this crap is necessary.
#8kelemvorPosted 7/20/2012 7:06:27 PM
Yeah I have outlook 2010 at work. It's more for business people and such. Most people just use Gmail or some other web based email for personal stuff, right?
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#9ShadowSkill11Posted 7/20/2012 7:09:55 PM
gord57 posted...
Why cant it just be used like something such as Mozilla Firebird where you just login with your email? I dont understand why all this crap is necessary.


It is meant for an enterprise environment not your grandpas facebook machine. That's why. People get paid a lot of money for maintaining Exchange Servers. You all really should have read the system requirements on the box or asked a clerk about it.
#10CriosphinxPosted 7/20/2012 7:15:39 PM
Office installs the Mail Setup in Control Panel in there you can configure the mail accounts, just type mail in control panel or I think you can right click the Outlook icon a choose settings

Delete the exchange account and configure one using POP3, you can add Hotmail, Gmail, etc

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287604

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=77689
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