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Microsoft Outlook is Microsoft's email and groupware client. See Microsoft's Office website for more details.


1. Overview

Modern versions of Outlook are generally compatible with Moonshot. Since Outlook is integrated with the Windows SSPI, then it requires the Moonshot SSP.

2. Compatibility

2.1. Key

In the tables below, the following icons have the following meanings:

  • (tick) - This version of the software has been tested and verified as supporting Moonshot.
  • (error) - This version of the software has been tested and verified as not supporting Moonshot.
  • (question) - This version of the software has not yet been tested thoroughly and its status is not known. Let us know if you have tried it and whether it worked or not!

2.2. Compatibility List

Note that accessing supported versions of this software requires a Moonshot compatible client - see the the table below for details on which clients are supported.

Any versions not listed below have not yet been tested. If you do so, please let us know!

Microsoft Outlook 2013(tick)When running on a supported Windows platform 
Microsoft Outlook 2010(tick) 
Microsoft Outlook 2007(tick) 
Microsoft Outlook 2003(tick) 
Microsoft Outlook 2000(question) 
Microsoft Outlook 98(error)Assumed!
Microsoft Outlook 97(error)Assumed!
Microsoft Outlook for Windows v3.1x(error)Assumed!
Microsoft Outlook for MS-DOS(error)Assumed!

3. Installation Instructions

This software does not require any special installation instructions - install it as you normally would.

4. Configuration Instructions

This software does not require any special configuration instructions.

5. Server Compatibility

The following servers are known to work with this server software using Moonshot authentication (click on the link to see further information about enabling Moonshot in that server):

6. Next Steps

Now that you have a Moonshot-enabled Microsoft Outlook client, you should go ahead an add an account from a (Moonshot-enabled) service!

All of the instructions and screenshots below are taken from Outlook 2013, but instructions are near identical across all versions of Outlook.

6.1. Adding an Account

  1. Load Microsoft Outlook. Assuming this is the first time you've used it, a wizard dialogue should appear. Click next.
  2. You want Outlook to create an account for you, so select "Yes" and click next.
  3. Since this is not a standard type of Exchange account (you don't want to provide an Exchange username and password but instead want to authenticate via Moonshot), choose "manual setup".
  4. We are connecting to a Moonshot Exchange server, so choose "Microsoft Exchange Server".
  5.  You are now prompted to enter the server settings. These will be:
    • Server: The DNS name of the Exchange server you are trying to connect to
    • User Name: The username of the AD account that has the mailbox provisioned. 


      If you were trying to connect to the "testuser" mailbox on on a server with hostname "moonshot-exch.moonshot.local":

  6. Click on "Check Name". This will trigger the authentication process for that particular account, which should throw up a Windows credential dialogue. Here you should enter:
    • Username: The NAI of your Moonshot-enabled federated identity
    • Password: The corresponding password


      If the username of your account was "" and the password was "testing123":

  7. If all works correctly (i.e., your credentials were valid, and the Moonshot-enabled Exchange server was configured to allow your NAI to authenticate as the Exchange username you indicated) then you should be returned to the wizard which will indicate the authentication was successful by underlining the settings you entered.

  8.  Click "Next", and enjoy your Exchange mailbox!
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