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How do I set my networked outlook to open at hom when not on network please?

My Outlook links to an exchange server at work but I want to be able to use it off line.  When I try to do this it just locks up and hangs, can you tell me how to do what i am trying to do here please?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

When you use your Outlook client on the LAN, it connects to Exchange over the network using MAPI. This interface gives you a direct connection to Exchange over the LAN, but won't be opened through your company's firewall to the outside.

For using Outlook to connect to Exchange outside the LAN, you can use RPC over HTTPS. This effectively communicates with the Exchange Server, but encapsulates all communication into the standard HTTPS protocol to the Exchange Server. Details for configuration of RPC over HTTPS can be found at http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Outlook_2003_Connect_Exchange_2003.html and http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/outlookrpchttp.html.

You will need to have at least: Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003 (running on Windows Server 2003) for RPC over HTTPS functionality to be available to you. I note you say you have "XP": I will assume this is your OS, but if that is your version of Outlook, RPC over HTTPS will not be an option to you.

If you do not meet the system requirements for RPC over HTTPS, you will either need to create a VPN connection to your LAN and run Outlook over that connection through MAPI, or use Outlook Web Access.


This would be good but I don't have the correct versions to do what you suggest.  All I want to do is be able to synchronise at work and open from home but it does not seem to do this.

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