Having internal/external IPs to reach Exchange server

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hi, I frequently move on and off a local network which has my exchange server.  I'd like Outlook to try to reach my Exchange server both when on the road and local, without changing any configuration settings.

Is there a way to have multiple hostnames for my exchange server so that it could try both the internal and external ip?  Is there a way to switch a profile from one to the other quickly?

Thanks - Joe
Question by:jpresto
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    Hi Joe,

    I don't believe there is a real good answer to this.  I think your best option is to just have 2 seperate mail profiles in outlook, one for when connected to the network and one for when outside the network.  And I do not believe there is a "quick" way to switch profiles.  Sorry.  I know this is not the answer you are looking for.  Maybe someone else will have an idea, but I don't think it can be done.

    Good luck!


    Author Comment

    Neither do I.  Best idea I could come up with is either get the router to loopback the connection (which slows down communication when on-net) or have an applet built which monitors when my IP is within the local network, and change an entry in the hosts file accordingly.  Neither is terribly elegant.

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