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Vista Ultimate, Outlook 2007 - missing Mail folder in control panel

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Vista Ultimate, Outlook 2007 - missing Mail folder in control panel
I am tring to join my company's Exchange site but I can not because I do not have a Mail folder in the control panel. New laptop - Office2007 installed.
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I don't use Outlook as my mail client, so I am not sure what you mean by having a missing Mail folder in Control Panel.  This page shows how you use the Vista Control Panel or the Start Menu item Default Programs to setup Outlook as your mail client:

http://www.freeemailtutorials.com/microsoftWindows/setDefaultEmailClientOnWindowsVista.cwd

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Thank you for the quick response. The problem is not setting the default mail program. Exchange accounts are usually set up before starting Outlook by adding a profile in the Mail Folder of the control panel. I can not add the Exchange account in Outlook and do not have the Mail Folder either. Catch 22. What happened to this default folder in Vista Ultimate?
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If you start Outlook it will prompt you for account information. It will create the profile automatically. I only use the mail icon in control panel if I want to delete a profile.

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I found a page that seems to tell how to set up an Exchange account with Vista using Outlook, but I cannot get to the actual page, had to copy from a cached page at Google.  Here is the page:

http://kb.princeton.edu/9870

And here is what I copied from the google cached contents:


Close your Outlook program if it is open. You cannot configure Outlook for Exchange unless the application is closed. If you are setting up Outlook 2007 for Exchange from home, first establish a VPN connection.

1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

2. In Windows Vista, select User Accounts and then Mail. (In Windows XP, select Mail.) Click Add to create a new e-mail account. If you have already created an account and need to change/confirm your settings, click E-mail accounts... and proceed to Step 7 below.


Maybe you will be able to somehow reference the original page.  Or, if not, it seems that there was a Mail item in Windows XP, but now this is replaced in Vista with User Accounts -> Mail.  I don't have any such item on my pc, as I don't use Outlook.  See if this info helps you...
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