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Title:
Outlook Anywhere: How to connect to your Exchange email from off-campus
Synopsis:
How can I configure Microsoft Outlook to connect to my Exchange email account from home or off-campus without having to establish a SRA connection each time I log in?


Solution:

Configure your Outlook software to use Outlook Anywhere so that you do not have to use a secure remote access (SRA) connection to access your email and calendar account over the Internet. The Outlook Anywhere feature allows you to access your Exchange account remotely when you are working outside Princeton's firewall or off-campus. (Outlook Anywhere was previously called RPC over HTTP.)


Steps to configure Outlook Anywhere for:


Outlook 2010 and 2013

  • Establish a SRA (Secure Remote Access) connection when off campus
  • Start Outlook
  • From the File tab, select Info
  • Click the Account Settings pull-down menu and then select Account Settings...

  • Double-click on the words Microsoft Exchange Server (or select your Exchange account and click Change)
  • Click More Settings...
  • Select the Security tab.
  • Enable Encrypt data between Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Exchange.
  • Verify that Logon network security is set to Negotiate Authentication.

  • Select the Connection tab
  • In the Outlook Anywhere section, enable Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP.

  • Click the Exchange Proxy Settings... button
  • Enter the proxy server name owa.princeton.edu
  • Click Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate and enter msstd:owa.princeton.edu as indicated in the screenshot
  • Select On slow networks...
  • Use Basic Authentication
  • See the screenshot below for exact recommended configuration settings


  • Click OK twice
  • Click the Next button and click Finish and Close
  • Restart Outlook
  • Enter princeton\yourNetID and Windows domain password when prompted


Outlook 2007

  • Establish a SRA (Secure Remote Access) connection when off campus
  • Start Outlook
  • From the Tools menu, select Account Setting.
  • Select the Exchange account and click Change.
  • Click More Settings...
  • Select the Security tab.
  • Enable Encrypt data between Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Exchange.
  • Verify that Logon network security is set to Negotiate Authentication.

  • Select the Connection tab
  • In the Outlook Anywhere section, enable Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP.
  • Double-click on the words Microsoft Exchange Server (or select your Exchange account and click Change)
  • Click the More Settings... button and select the Connection tab
  • In the Outlook Anywhere section, enable Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP.

  • Click the Exchange Proxy Settings... button
  • Enter the proxy server name owa.princeton.edu
  • Select On slow networks...
  • Use Basic Authentication
  • See the screenshot below for exact recommended configuration settings

  • Click OK
  • Click the Next button and click Finish
  • Restart Outlook
  • Enter princeton\yourNetID and Windows domain password when prompted



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Last Updated:
October 16, 2013

Solution ID:
9863