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Outlook with Local Area Network

By hisyam ·
My office has connected to the Server using LAN. Currently we do not have internel email.We also used SQL server 7 as our database and using Office 2000 Pro for daily operations.Since all computer were connected, can i use Ms Outlook as an internal email?
If so what are the best way to configure it.
Can we shared the post office for those email profile? Do we need to installed Ms Exchange to the Server?.Can somebody guide me on these issues?

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by jb007 In reply to Outlook with Local Area N ...

Your questions are:
a) Can you use OL2k as your internal mail client? (yes)

b) What is the best way to configure it?

This depends on whether you are going to retrieve mail from an isp or provider or whether you are going to install a mail server like exchange 5.5 or Exchange 2000.

c) Post office "sharing" is a built in function of exchange server. If exchange was installed all users would have mail functionality and would be able to share mail information among other things.

d) I suggest that you take a look at the cost of software and hardware (for a mail server eg: exchange server) and see if its justified against the benefits you will gain for X amount of users. For most small business (under 10 users) Exchange is quite an expensive option but when you have a dedicated link (internet) and more than 10 users it is probably a wiser and cheaper option to have 1 exchange server and a line fee than 10 accounts on an isp and an overtaxed line.

hope this helps,

jb

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by estebandelatorre In reply to Outlook with Local Area N ...

1) Yes, outlook can be your mail client
2) You must setup an exchange 5.5 server software. It will need 2Gb of HD and at lest 128Mbram for a small office, say 50 clients...
3) The server may be the one you have (adapted to new requierements) or a new one.
4) Instalation and basic setup are very easy to do (accept almost all default paramenters setting). The most complex area will be the internet mail, in order to have your own domain name, your ip address, DNS, etc, etc,... but, after all, not an impossible task!!
5) In a complete day work, you can have your internal mail working!
Good luck

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by Dennis@l In reply to Outlook with Local Area N ...

A lot of what you want to know depends on the size of your organization, how much you want to spend and the sensativity of the messages you send. The cheapest way would be to use a DSL from your local phone company and have it come into a hub whichcan be shared with several users. There are serveral free mail services availe such as hot mail and yahoo mail.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Outlook with Local Area N ...

Actually, I think you can still use Microsoft Mail with Outlook. MS Mail is free with Windows 9x. Use a PC as the Post Office admin PC. For instruction, do a search on MS Mail at Microsoft. No need for MS Exchange $$

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I closed the my question coz all the feedback from you all help me a lot. Thanks

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