The Microsoft Outlook application instantly makes an OST computer file, or off-line directory computer file, when you initially set up the program to connect to an email account. A duplicate of your address is saved in the OST computer file so that you can access your mail even if you are not connected to the Internet. Find here how to switch Microsoft Outlook from offline to online?
So find below step-by-step Microsoft Outlook help guide to import OST file in Outlook 2007 –
Step 1: First close all the Microsoft Office applications that are running.
Step 2: Go to ‘Start -> Control Panel‘ and click ‘Mail‘ option in Control Panel window.
Step 3: Simply select the ‘Email Accounts‘ option and click the ‘New‘ link. Click and select ‘E-mail Account‘ then click ‘Next‘.
Step 4: Click ‘Manually configure server settings or additional server types‘ and click ‘Next‘.
Step 5: Now click ‘Microsoft Exchange or compatible service‘ and click ‘Next‘.
Step 6: Get into the domain name for the Exchange server that hosts your e-mail account and leave the ‘Use Cached Return Mode‘ option checked.
Step 7: Get into your Exchange e-mail user name and click the ‘Check Name‘ option. Now Microsoft Outlook will confirm your email account prevails on the hosting server.
Step 8: Now click ‘More Settings‘ and enter the illustrative name for the exchange account on the ‘General‘ tab. Leave ‘Automatically detect connection state‘ option checked and click ‘OK‘.
Step 9: Click ‘Next‘ on the ‘Server Settings’ screen then click ‘Finish‘ to shut the ‘Add New Account‘ window.
Lunch Microsoft Outlook 2007 and enter your Exchange server password when it prompted. Now Outlook will download your contacts, messages, calendar and other profile setting from the Exchange server to create a new OST file.
Now you can use Microsoft Outlook can manage and control Exchange e-mail account and configurations.