Solved Can Outlook unlearn Exchange Server?

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March 22, 2014 at 18:19:17
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I set up a PC for a friend of mine using the company image. When I try to configure Outlook, it keeps looking for an Exchange server and wanting to access network drives. In other words, it thinks it's in the corporate environment. Someone guided me to the mail icon in control panel where I attempted to set up an internet POP3 account. I succeeded in setting it up but I'm not sure if it's correct; I'm not sure of the steps I took to get there either. Anyway, Outlook is still looking for an Exchange server and mailbox. However, I was able to send two emails to myself and the account states that it is the default for sending emails. Anyone know how I can fix this so it doesn't expect an Exchange server? Is there some registry keys that need to be edited or deleted to get Exchange out of Outlook's preference? Or is it just better to install Outlook from scratch so there is no assocation with Exchange? In that case, I would have to install Outlook 2002, since that is the latest Office CD I have access to. My friend is a simple user and just needs the ability to send and receive emails. In the meantime, we are using Outlook Express but would prefer to use the full blown Outlook. Thanks.

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April 5, 2014 at 15:22:00
Here's an update on this issue. I remember reading an article which explains that you have to delete some registry entries in order for Outlook to stop looking for an Exchange server. I think I may have bookmarked the article on another computer. I'll look and post the link here. Thank you all for your help so far!


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March 22, 2014 at 19:38:08
This might help if you know your current Outlook version:
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 23, 2014 at 07:02:04
I'm curious as to why you used a corporate image on a personal PC.

It makes me wonder if you stole company resources, as in copied a corporate image as a backup and then "restored" it on a non-corporate machine. Would the company whose image it is have a licensing issue with that?

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March 27, 2014 at 12:46:51
Is this the same issue mentioned in this post?

http://www.computing.net/answers/of...


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April 5, 2014 at 15:22:00
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Here's an update on this issue. I remember reading an article which explains that you have to delete some registry entries in order for Outlook to stop looking for an Exchange server. I think I may have bookmarked the article on another computer. I'll look and post the link here. Thank you all for your help so far!

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