Specify SSL when connecting to Exchange over the Internet

This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange 2003 or later account. Most home and personal accounts do not use Exchange.

If you connect to your Exchange server through the Internet, and you are not using a virtual private network (VPN) (virtual private network (VPN): Extension of a private network encompassing encapsulated, encrypted, and authenticated links across shared or public networks. VPN connections provide remote access and connections to private networks over the Internet.) or a connection to your organization's network, your Exchange server administrator can provide you with information on what security or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) (Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): A proposed standard method of increasing security on the Internet, by making it difficult to intercept critical information, such as credit card numbers, when those are communicated on the Internet.) settings to use. To change these settings, do the following:

  1. On the Tools menu, click E-mail accounts, select View or change existing e-mail accounts, click Next, select the Exchange e-mail account, and then click Change.
  2. Click More Settings, then click the Connection tab.
  3. Under Exchange over the Internet, select Connect to my Exchange mailbox using HTTP.

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There are requirements on both your computer and on the Exchange server to use this feature. These include:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) with Microsoft Knowledge Base article 331320 updates installed or a later Service Pack.
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  • Your Exchange server administrator must have configured the server to permit connections via HTTP.

For administrator information about configuring this feature, see the Microsoft Office 2003 Resource Kit and the Microsoft Exchange Server documentation.

  1. Click Exchange proxy settings.
  2. Under Connection settings, select the Connect using SSL only check box.

Set the additional options specified by your Exchange server administrator.

Applies to:
Outlook 2003