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Article ID: 255721

Article Last Modified on 12/30/2005


  • Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q255721


This article describes how to configure an Outlook profile to connect to a Lotus cc:Mail account.


To configure an Outlook profile to connect to a cc:Mail account:

  1. Install the 32-bit version of Vendor Independent Messaging (VIM). Download the file from the following Lotus Development Corporation Web site:
  2. After you download the file, place the extracted files in one of the following locations:
    • Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98:


    • Microsoft Windows NT:


  3. Install the cc:Mail information service (the Ccmailsp.exe program) from the Outlook installation CD-ROM. The program is in the following location

    drive letter\Valupack\Ccmail

    where drive letter refers to the CD-ROM drive. If the CD-ROM is unavailable, download the cc:Mail information service from the Microsoft Office Update page:

  4. Map a drive to the cc:Mail server. If you do not know the path to the cc:Mail server, ask your network administrator.
  5. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  6. Double-click Mail or Mail and Fax, as applicable.
  7. Click Show Profiles, and then click Add. The Outlook Setup Wizard starts.
  8. Click to select the MS Outlook Support for Lotus cc:Mail check box, and then click Next.
  9. Type a name for the cc:Mail profile, and then click Next.
  10. Type the drive letter that you used to map to the cc:Mail server, and then click Next.
  11. In the User Name box, type your name, and then click Next.
  12. In the Password box, type your password, and then click Next.
  13. Type the path to the personal address book file that you want to use, or type the name for a new personal address book to create one. When you are finished, click Next.
  14. Type the path to the personal folder file that you want to use, or type the name for a new personal folder file to create one. When you are finished, click Next.
  15. Choose whether you want to add the cc:Mail information service to the Startup group, and then click Next.

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For additional information about troubleshooting cc:Mail connectivity, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

190083 OL98: (CW) Troubleshooting cc:Mail Connectivity in Outlook

For additional information about Outlook support for Lotus cc:Mail, click one of the following links:

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