Setting up Microsoft
you have not already done so: Go to this page, and download
and install the Exchange Update. You can tell if
you have because after the update Echange it will
be known as Windows Messaging.
recommend that you download the Microsoft
Mail and Newsreader. Even
after the update Windows Messaging is a poor
First you'll need
to determine if Exchange is installed. Easy! Is
the In-Box on your desktop? Yes. Then skip
the next section. No? OK. Open up Control
Panel, then Add and Remove Programs.
Under the Windows Setup tab, check Microsoft
You should now
have the In-Box icon on your desktop.
Don't bother fooling with it
for now it's
automatically come with the capacity to connect
to the Internet. You'll need to enhance it by
either buying and installing Microsoft Plus! Or
by downloading the Microsoft Internet Explorer.
In either case Internet Services for Exchange are
Exchange is used
by Windows 95 to Get mail from the Microsoft
Network, Send Faxes and Internet Mail. If it's
not properly set up and configured. You'll end up
with a mess where faxes will "sent" via
the MSN, MSN will pop up when you try to send
.You get the idea.
You specify which
services and how they will be delivered by
setting up Profiles. Since you can easily
get screwed up here. We suggest that you only
have Internet Mail and (if you use Netscape),
Netscape Internet Transport in your default
profile. If you wish, you can set up FAX,
CompuServe and Microsoft Mail, but you are on
up the Profile
To set up your
profile, go to My Computer >> Control
Panel >> Mail and FAX. This will
bring up your default profile. Leave this alone
and press Show Profiles then Add.
The Inbox Setup Wizard will take over and guide
you. Here's the path it will lead you down and
what to enter:
Following Internet Services: Internet Mail
and Netscape Internet Transport >>
How about Internet Mail. >> Next.
Connect: Modem. >> Next.
suggest Automatic to make Exchange behave
like other mail readers. >> Next.
(NO CAPITAL P!) Real Name: your name.
your username in lowercase (NO CAPITAL P!)
Password: your password. >>
If your new to this continue on. >>
Same as above. >> Next.
Start up group:
NO! >> Next.
Exchange and Final Setup
OK. Now we'll need
to connect to NetRunner. Once you've connected open
up Exchange. It's probably using the wrong
profile, so open Tools >> Options
>> General tab. If you use Exchange
for Faxing and MSN select Prompt for Profile
under When Starting Microsoft Exchange, if
not choose always use Internet Mail. Exit
Exchange and start it again. Now it should come
up with Internet Mail. Tools >> Options
>> Services. Select Internet Mail
and press properties. You'll be presented with a
two tabbed box. The General tab has all of
the info you entered in the Wizard, the Connections
tab should have Connect using Network
checked. Do not use Remote Mail >>
press Schedule. Select a reasonable time like 20
That's it. There
are a bunch of other settings you can play with.
But basically you are set up. Use the online help
to learn more about CC: BCC: and other
intricacies of Exchange.