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OL2000: (CW) Configuring Outlook to Use a Cable Modem

Article ID: 196681

Article Last Modified on 9/29/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q196681

NOTE: The procedures in this article only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Corporate or Workgroup option. With this option, you can use Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) services. To determine your installation type, click About Microsoft Outlook on the Help menu. If you have the Corporate or Workgroup installation, you see "Corporate or Workgroup".


SUMMARY

This article describes how you can configure Microsoft Outlook to send and receive mail using a high-speed cable modem service.

MORE INFORMATION

Cable modem Internet services come in two varieties. The first generation cable modem Internet services use a TV cable connection and a device that combines high-speed downloading with nominal-speed uploading using your telephone line. Such devices, often referred to as hybrid or duplex modems, are attached to a network card instead of the traditional modem using a serial port.

Satellite dish systems, such as DirecPC, use similar devices to combine upload and download functions in a higher speed environment.

The second generation cable modem Internet services use a TV cable connection for two way Internet communications. This type of cable modem does not use a telephone line.

NOTE: These instructions assume that you already have a profile to use with your Internet mail account.

For more information on creating a profile in Outlook, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

195478 : OL2000: (CW) User Profiles and Information Services


To use Outlook with a cable modem, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu click Services.
  2. Click the Internet E-mail service, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Connection tab, and then select "Connect using my local area network (LAN)."
  4. Click OK, OK, OK, and then restart Outlook.



REFERENCES

For more information on the Internet Mail service with Outlook 98, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

195500 : OL2000: (CW) Configuring the Internet E-mail Information Service



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