Cannot send or receive e-mail using outlook 2000 through the company VPN

Posted on 2004-11-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
i am setting up a laptop at work, (Windows 2000), and have got as far as putting on a dial-up connection, and VPN link. Both of these work fine. However, when opening Outlook 2000, and clicking the send/receive button, nothing happens. It tries to connect to our exchange server, but says 'it is unavailable'. I can ping the exchange server but am now at a loss as to progress. Any ideas?????

Any help is appreciated

Question by:Roy30
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    Accepted Solution


    Check this

    Troubleshooting slow startup of Outlook and Exchange clients

    Try adding exchange server to your HOSTS file and see what happens


    Author Comment

    You are a star my friend! I added 'exchange1' to my hosts file, and it worked straight away. I figured initially that i only needed it in my Lmhosts. You have saved me a lot of stress Sunray,

    many many thanks!!

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    Expert Comment

    Thanks , Roy.

    glad that I was able to help you inspite of not having much experience on Exchange server. I wish I could have..

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