How Do I Access Email Accounts on an Exchange Server?

By Craig Witt

A few quick commands provide access to email accounts on an Exchange Server.
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Microsoft created Exchange Server for the enterprise-level management of email accounts and messages, calendars, contact databases, task lists and data storage. In addition to traditional desktop clients, Exchange Server provides information access through Web-based and mobile device interfaces. Accessing the email accounts configured on an Exchange Server requires you to use a utility included with the program.

Log into your Exchange Server using the administrator username and password.

Open the "Active Directory Users and Computers" utility. Click the Windows "Start" button, select "Administrative Tools" and then click "Active Directory Users and Computers." Earlier versions of Exchange Server may require the following path instead: "All Programs," "Microsoft Exchange" and "Active Directory Users and Computers."

Locate the name of the server in the panel on the left-hand side of the screen. Click the "+" icon next to the server name to view its sub-folders. Click the "Users" folder to view the comprehensive list of accounts in the panel on the right-hand side of the screen.