This one’s for you, administrators!
Outlook for Mac has nearly 200 pre-configured POP and IMAP account configurations to assist users with auto-configuration of their accounts. Anyone who has set up a Comcast, Gmail, MobileMe or other common account has simply entered his E-mail address and Outlook has taken care of the server names, port settings and the rest of the configuration.
I’ve posted instructions detailing how administrators can modify the autoConfigDB.xml file to add their own auto-configuration settings for their organization. These instructions are for POP and IMAP accounts only. Exchange users will need to rely on Autodiscover or my Outlook Exchange Setup script.