Solved

Outlook.exe connecting to external addresses

Posted on 2011-09-29
5
240 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I've been watching Resource Monitor and see that Outlook.exe is connecting to a few different external addresses, even though I'm currently connected inside my office, thus inside my domain. Is that normal?
0
Comment
Question by:sbeighle
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 36816523
What IP's?
What addins do you have in outlook?
Do you allow outlook to display images and HTML emails?
Do you have any accounts set up except your company email account ON an exchange server?

0
 

Author Comment

by:sbeighle
ID: 36816566
Domains - dia.static.qwest.net and industrybrains.com
The only addins that I have is GoToMeeting and the Outlook Social Connector
HTML
No other accounts

I did a lookup on qwest.net leads me to an ISP in the Phillapeans, whereas industrybrains.com leads to a pay per click company in Seattle, WA

Again though, I just don't see why Outlook would be connecting to those places directly. Exchange, yeah, but not Outlook...unless its the social connector?
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 36816739
industrybrains.com is a pay per click/adsense provider yes and logical to see outlook connections from it.


dia.static.qwest.net is a legit business selling server space for large companies.  You may well find one of there servers used by a social element or even by microsoft themselves.
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Neil Russell earned 125 total points
ID: 36816793
BUT

x.x.x.x.dia.static.qwest.net  could be any tom dick or hariot at home. They provide a LOT of services.

 Have you run something like Whats running to watch whats connecting and when?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sbeighle
ID: 36891341
Thanks for the assist. I did run What's running, per your suggestion, and between the information you gained there and a couple of other things I was able to determine that this was related to the Outlook Social Connector.

Thanks again!
Shawn
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all…
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…

696 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