Hi, fellow Outlook users,
I'm using Outlook 2003 on Windows XP SP2 and I'm trying to connect to
an Exchange mailbox using OWA. As far as instructions in MS TechNet and
MSDN are concerned, I should only need to open one port in the client
machine, that is, TCP 80 or 443. I understand that after that, Outlook
should channel ALL its traffic through that port, right?
So I followed the "Configuring Outlook 2003 for RPC Over
word-by-word to set up an account in Outlook, opened port 80 ... and
yet I couldn't log in; the "Connecting to (someserver)" dialog refused
to accept my username and password.
A brief look with the TCPView utility showed that Outlook tried to
connect not only to port 80, but also to 135 (RPC) and several random
ports in the high (1024+) port range. However, I absolutely cannot open
any other ports than 80 or 443 in the client machine, so either I can
somehow trick Outlook into using nothing but those ports, or .. well,
fail miserably and make several people unhappy.
What I'm hoping for, if you'd be so kind, is that you could
me whether I got it all wrong and Outlook in OWA mode must still have
access to as many outgoing ports as it pleases, or is there a way to
persuade it into using only 80 and/or 443.
Thank you for your time, I'll be grateful for your answers.