Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access

Getting to the New Outlook Web Access

If you are INSIDE the State’s firewall, pull up your web browser and type in https://webmail.mt.gov. Note that you must use https (port 443 [SSL]). If you try to connect using http (port 80, unencrypted), you will get a page back reporting a 403.4 error (HTTP 403.4 – Forbidden: SSL required).

When you type in the site address, you will see a web page with the standard State of Montana computer use policies.

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Once you agree with the policies, click the “Log in to your email” link, and you will see a login prompt.

At the login prompt, enter your user name in the form "domain\logon ID," such as "state\cx0377". Your password is your Active Directory password. Hit the OK button, and you will gain access to your mailbox.

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Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access will look a bit different from the old OWA. The new layout is much closer to the normal Outlook client. If you can work in Outlook 200x, you shouldn’t have any problem getting around in the new OWA.

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When you are ready to exit, click on "Log Off" in the top right area of the browser window. You should see the browser change to a page that instructs you to close the browser window. This is a security precaution, to prevent other people from accessing your mailbox through cached information.

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If you are OUTSIDE the State’s firewall, pull up your web browser and type in https://webmail.mt.gov. Note that you must use https (port 443 [SSL]). If you try to connect using http (port 80, unencrypted), you will get a page back reporting a 403.4 error (HTTP 403.4 – Forbidden: SSL required).

When you type in the site address, you will see a web page with the standard State of Montana computer use policies.

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Once you agree with the policies, click the “Log in to your email” link, and you will see an "Outlook Web Access" page with boxes for your logon ID and password. 

This logon page looks different from the internal logon page because OWA connections from the outside must route through a proxy server that resides in the DMZ. Internal connections do not have to route through the proxy server.

In the Domain\user name box, enter your user name in the form "domain\logon ID," such as "state\cx0377". Your password is your Active Directory password. Hit the OK button, and you will gain access to your mailbox.

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If you do not chose 'Use Outlook Web Access Light' (default choice) for the Client setting on the login page, your session will look just like what you see from an OWA session inside the firewall:

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When you are ready to exit, click on "Log Off" in the upper right area of the browser window. You should see the browser change to a page that instructs you to close the browser window. This is a security precaution, to prevent other people from accessing your mailbox through cached information.

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