How to Access an Outlook Email Account Remotely

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If you have an Outlook email account at work, it's easy to access from home or from a wireless laptop. There are several ways to access an Outlook email account remotely from another computer.

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    Check with your network administrator to determine whether you can use a third party service like GoPOP. Many software programs won't work with a computer that's behind a firewall or that doesn't have a static IP address.

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    Download GoPop to the computer that has Outlook installed. Configure GoPOP with the user name, password and optional APOP secret. Set up advanced security options.

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    Select a mail client to use on the remote computer. GoPOP supports Outlook, Eudora and other regular and wireless mail clients. Follow GoPOP's directions to set up the remote mail client.

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    Purchase a copy of I'm in Touch. Follow the directions to install I'm in Touch on your main computer. Enter the address "" into a browser from any computer to log in to your remote computer and access your email.

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    Find out if Outlook Web Access is configured on your company's Exchange server. From a browser, enter "" The server is the name of your Exchange server, domain is your company domain name and mailbox is your mailbox name (normally the same as your network login). Your inbox will be displayed in the web browser along with other folders, calendar and contacts.

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    Use Remote Desktop or another remote access program to connect to your main PC. Log in to your main PC remotely, then open Outlook.

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    Get information from your network administrator about setting up your account on a remote email program like Outlook or Outlook Express. Go to "Tools" and "Accounts" and enter your username and password. Click the "Servers" tab and enter the name of your incoming server, the outgoing server and your name and password. The outgoing server is normally your Internet Service Provider's SMTP server. Go to the "Advanced" tab and check "Leave a copy of messages on server."

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