SOLVED: Configure Outlook 2007 or 2010 for OWA?

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I have a feeling this is a silly question but I have to ask.

Is it possible to configure Outlook to send/receive or otherwise access one's mail via OWA? I don't really care about calendar or contacts. I would just like to centrally manage my mail remotely vs website hopping.


I hope I understand your questions. OWA is built to be a web based Outlook client. So you can do most everything in OWA that you can with your Outlook client (email, calander, contacts, tasks, etc.). OWA 2010 is optimized for IE, Firefox and Safari so you can hop around all you want. OWA connects directly back to the Exchange server, so it is always real-time. The version of OWA depends on your Exchange version. Let me know if I misunderstood your question.


Thanks for the explanation!

Well I want to know if its possible to configure the Outlook client to access mail via the OWA interface.

For instance: I can access Hotmail via, or, I can configure Outlook to retrieve my Hotmail email instead. Is this also possible with OWA?

My guess is no but who knows!


No it is not. You access OWA for a web based version of your outlook client. You cannot configure Outlook to "pull" email from OWA. Outlook and OWA are both accessing Exchange for your information. OWA does not have the information stored on it, just frontend for realtime access to Exchange mailbox database. OWA is served up by the CAS role which also host ActiveSync, POP, IMAP.


Hi JuliusPIV
Outlook client and OWA use different interface to conntect to exchange server, and connect to different server role depend on different version exchange.
When you config outlook for hotmail, per my known you could use pop3/smtp, and even mapi to connect the hotmail server, so what do you mean use configure the outlook client?
We could access the hotmail box or exchange mail box through IE, usually use http or https.
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