Computer Laboratory

Information for Windows users

Exchange 2007 Email

Exchange 2007 Email

The Exchange 2007 server provides email facilities to authorised users. There is a incoming message size restriction of 30MB per message, any mail over that size is returned to the sender and not delivered.

The main access modes for Exchange are:-

  • Outlook Web Access
  • Outlook access within the security domain (either directly or via VPN).
  • Outlook access using RDP over HTTPS
  • Access to Mac users for snow leopard and later
  • Active-sync to Exchange

All methods other than Outlook Web Access are likely to require some configuration of your machine.

Outlook Web Access

To access your exchange mailbox using Outlook Web Access you should connect to the URL This will present you with the forms based login prompt.

Outlook Web Access dialog

This login form offers greater security over the normal prompt as it erases the credentials at logout and if the session is unused for a period. If you are using this from a public place then please ensure you check the certificate by double clicking on the yellow padlock at the bottom right or the web browser window. The issuing authority is the Computer Laboratory.

The version of Outlook Web Access enables you to do most routing tasks with your mailbox, calendar and contacts.

Outlook Access

If you are within the Computer Laboratory and on a managed machine then Outlook clients can directly connect to the Exchange Server. The first time you connect you will be prompted for a Server and Account name if it cannot be discovered automatically form the active directory. The server name is and your mailbox name is the same as your login identifier.

Outlook client and above using RDP over HTTPS

  1. In Outlook 2003 or later, click Tools, and then click Account Settings.

    add/change account dialog
  2. Select the exchange profile and then click Change.

    basic account dialog
  3. Click on More settings then in the Microsoft Exchange Server dialog box, click the Connection tab.

    connection dialog
  4. Click Connect using Internet Explorer's or a 3rd party dialer, click to select the Connect to my Exchange mailbox using HTTP check box, and then click Exchange Proxy Settings.

  5. In the Use this URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange box, type the URL for your Exchange computer that users can connect to on the Internet -
  6. Click to select the Connect using SSL only check box.

  7. Configure the RPC over HTTP configuration, click to select the On fast networks, connect to Exchange using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP check box and the On slow networks, connect to Exchange using HTTP first, then connect using TCP/IP check box. This setup is suitable for laptops and machines on other networks, lab managed workstations should not need to be configured to use RPC over HTTPS.
  8. In the Use this authentication when connecting to my proxy server for Exchange list, click Basic Authentication.
  9. Click OK, and then click OK.
  10. Click Next, click Finish, click Close, and then click OK.

You can test the connection by running outlook /rpcdiag

Macintosh Mail client

The Mac Mail program can connect directly to Exchange 2007 using RPC over HTTPS, the calendar and address book clients on the Mac can also connect is the same way. The best way to migrate to using Mac Mail is to delete any old accounts you may have on your Mac pointing to exchange and run the add account wizard

  1. Launch Mail or click on Mail and select Preferences then click on the Add account

    add account wizard page 1
  2. Fill in the details giving your email using your and password Continue

    add account wizard page 2
  3. Your mailbox will then synchronise with the Exchange server after you click Create.
  4. If there are any problems then you can check the account settings which should look like

    account settings

ActiveSync clients to Exchange Server

If you use an iOS, Android or Windows Mobile device you can synchronise your Calandar, Constact and Inbox directly agaisnt the Exchange Server. The settings for this are described in the phone manual. With some Nokia phones you may need to download an application to synchronise against Exchange.