Solved

Outlook and Intranet email

Posted on 2000-03-23
4
2,457 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
How do I configure Outlook Express to route email received from the internet around my company intranet?
0
Comment
Question by:gmarley
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:pjknibbs
ID: 2649013
Your company presumably has a central E-mail server--you need to configure Outlook with the IP address of this server. Your network administrator should be able to give you this information.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:david_levine
ID: 2649687
Are you already using Outlook Express to send email? If so, you are already pointing to a SMTP/POP3 server or nothing would work.

If you are looking to stay only on your intranet (and not use the internet to communicate with internal employees) then you need to have a SMTP/POP3 server that resides on your intranet. That SMTP/POP3 server should know how to send email to other internal users without going out to the internet and then back inside.

So, with all that said, what's your situation?

David
0
 

Author Comment

by:gmarley
ID: 2652469
Edited text of question.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
MikeCappella earned 50 total points
ID: 2663553
Hi gmarley  - I think I understand the jist of your question, as I do a similar thing frequently both with Outlook and Outlook express.

What you'll want to do is to use two separate Outlook Express accounts, one for your Internet access and one for your internal Intranet access.  The things if relevance that define your accounts are the POP and SMTP addresses.  I presume you are already sending/receiving email from the internet, and you have some account - I'll  all it INTERNET.  You can check this by selecting Tools->Accounts..., and selecting the Mail tab.  You probably have just one account there.  Select the account, and open its properties.  You should see a tab about Servers, and on that screen are the SMTP and POP server names that you use send and receive email, respectively, from the internet.  Your goal is now to create another account, I'll call it INTRANET, that you use to send/receive email from internally.  From that same Tools->Accounts... menu, select the Mail tab, and select New to create a new account.  Fill in the details for each tab such as your INTRANET's email address, POP3 server, SMTP server, etc.


Now you have two accounts - any email you send can be sent using either account.  You can select the account you want to use under the Send/Receive menu - just select that appropriate account.

I would normally configure my set up such that my internet account was my default account, and I always had it Send and Receive email (by selecting the option under the account properties about Including this account when receiving mail or synchronizing) whenever the Send button was selected.  When I want to send email on my INTRANET account, I would compose a new message, or forward an existing message, and Select the specific account under the Send&Receive menu or button.  That way, this email will be sent to the SMTP server set for the INTRANET account, and the INTRANET's POP server would be checked for new mail.

This gives you the ability to send/receive externally, and then send/receive internally at will, or each time you send/receive.

One additionally wrinkle - your INTRANET is probably blocked access from the INTERNET.  Thus, if you are home and dialed into your ISP and connected to the INTERNET, you may not be able to access your companies INTRANET without special setup, etc.  It would be important to know the particulars to advise further on this matter.

The converse may or not be the case - your company may or may not have access to the INTERNET at all, or may require you to go through a firewall or proxy server.  The setup I've described will still work, but you'll need to know the particulars for the type gateway firewall or proxy server used.

So, you need to know your companies POP/POP3 server and SMTP server, and finally if they user a firewall/proxy for sending/receiving email from the INTERNET.  With this data, and the instructions I've included, you should be able to accomplish what I think you're asking.

Does this help?
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Follow this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature from personal quotes, animated gifs and out-of-date marketing content.
If you don't know how to downgrade, my instructions below should be helpful.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

808 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question