Add account setups to Outlook for Mac’s auto configuration file

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 . . .

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autoConfigDB.xml

Microsoft Outlook for Mac comes with nearly 200 pre-defined POP and IMAP account configurations that include incoming and outgoing mail settings for some of the most popular E-mail services such as Gmail, Hotmail and MobileMe. When a user attempts to create a new account in Outlook, he is first prompted for his E-mail address. If the domain of the E-mail address matches a domain in the pre-defined configurations then Outlook will automatically configure the account . . .

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