Configure Outlook 2007 for Exchange mailboxes

If you are using Outlook 2007 you can manually configure it to connect to your exchange mailbox., follow the steps below, ensuring that Outlook is not running.

Note: You should be connected to the internet whilst following this guide and you have already created your Exchange mailbox –


Find your Exchange mailbox details

Before you set up Outlook 2007 to access your Exchange mailbox, you need to note the mailbox’s access details in your Fasthosts control panel.

Step 1: Log into your mailbox control panel at, using your full email address and usual mailbox password.

Note: Your email administrator must first enable direct access for your mailbox control panel,

Step 2: Click the Access details tab.

Step 3 Scroll to the section headed Outlook 2003 over the internet (Also known as RPC over HTTP) and note the Exchange server.


Add a new Windows mail profile

Step 1: Click the Windows Start button and open the Windows Control Panel.

Step 2:

Category view: If your Windows Control Panel is in Category view, click User accounts, then click the Mail icon.

Classic view: If your Windows Control Panel is in Classic view, click the Mail icon.

Step 3: Click the Show Profiles button.

Step 4: A new window will open. Under When starting Microsoft Outlook, use this profile, ensure Prompt for a profile to be used is selected.

Step 5: Click the Add button, above When starting Microsoft Outlook, use this profile.

Step 6: A dialogue box will open, asking you to name the new profile. You may want to name the profile after the email address that you are configuring.

Step 7: The Add New E-Mail Account wizard will open. Select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types radio button, then click next

Step 8: Select the Microsoft Exchange Server radio button, then click the Next button.

Step 9: Enter the Exchange server name that you noted from your Fasthosts control panel, ensuring Use cached Exchange mode is selected.

Example: EXCH-BE04

Step 10: Enter your full email address in the User name text box, then click the More Settings button.

Step 11: An error message will appear. Don’t worry, click the OK button, then click Cancel on the next window.

Step 12: A window headed Microsoft Exchange will open. Click the Connection tab.

Step 13: Ensure the Connect using my Local Area Network (LAN) radio button is selected.

Step 14: Towards the bottom of the window, there is a section headed Outlook Anywhere. Select the Connect to my Exchange mailbox using HTTP check box, then click the Exchange Proxy Settings button.

Step 13: A new window will open. Under Connection settings, enter

Step 14: Ensure all the check-boxes are unselected and that the drop-down list under Proxy authentication settings is set to Basic Authentication.

Step 15: Click OK, then click Apply and OK in the Microsoft Exchange window.

Step 16: Click Next in the Add New E-mail Account window.

Step 17: Click Finish.


Configure Outlook 2007

Step 1: Open Outlook 2007 and select your new profile, when prompted.

Step 2: Enter your full email address in the username text box, then your password, when prompted.

Step 3: Outlook will now load and synchronise with your Exchange mailbox. For a new mailbox, this will take no more than a few seconds.

You have now configured Outlook 2007 for use with your Exchange mailbox.