Using Outlook 2007 remotely
Configuring Outlook for full functionality
For most people, when outside the university using the web client or the off campus service should be fine for occasional email use and calendaring.
If you use mail daily or need more than this, Microsoft Outlook is the best way to access Exchange, the university's email & calendaring system.
Outlook 2007 or 2010 gives you access to full email, calendar, contacts & tasks securely from anywhere in the world.
For example, if you are mobile and using a laptop in different locations like an airport, cafe and at home and require access to these features then it is the perfect solution.
For most users, Outlook is included as part of Office. All JMU staff have free access to download Microsoft Office, students can purchase Office for a nominal fee. Click here to goto the home use software area.
Configuring Outlook to work Anywhere.
Outlook normally connects using a protocol called MAPI. To use these features from outside the university or from a laptop safely and securely, Outlook has to be configured differently.
Microsoft calls this "Outlook Anywhere".
Exchange 2010 users
Outlook Anywhere will configure itself for you automatically.
In Outlook choose Add an account, and select Microsoft Exchange if prompted
You will be asked for your Name, Email Address and password (see screenshot)
After a few seconds Outlook should configure most of the options and then ask for your username & password
You need to supply the LJMU domain name with this "USERS\" and then your username and password.
Outlook is now configured.