Chapter 12

Powering Your Home Office with Outlook

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering and choosing ISPs

arrow Setting up an account

arrow Establishing directory services

arrow Preparing for multiple users

Working at home is different from working in an office (but you knew that). Sure, working in your bunny slippers and bathrobe is pretty unusual in big companies, but telecommuters have to do without the huge network, multiple phone lines, and standing army of computer gurus that many office workers take for granted. That’s why Outlook works a bit differently for the home user than it does for the corporate user. If you work from home, here’s your chapter: I show you how to get the most from those differences. (If you use Outlook in a large corporation, you may want to skip to Chapter 14, which focuses on using Outlook in big business.)

Investigating an ISP

If you use a computer at home, you probably send and receive e-mail through an outside service. It might be your cable company, your phone company, or a service that your computer dials into over the telephone. The general term for the kind of outfit ...

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