I tried to set up an Exchange account with Outlook 2010 today, but I think Outlook was not set to "online" at the time, so it failed. I figured I'd address the problem later. Well, it's later now, and I'm stuck in an infinite loop.
I'm trapped in a world where there are only four dialog boxes, and they are all modal, so I can't access Outlook's menu bar or application window to switch it to "online". No matter what action I take, one of these dialog boxes will always be on my screen (or if I hit Cancel enough times, Outlook will exit).
These four dialog boxes are:
- Microsoft Exchange - has fields for MS Exchange Server and Mailbox and a Check Names button
- Windows Security - enter password, use another account, or insert a smart card
- Error Dialog 1 - The name cannot be resolved. The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action.
- Error Dialog 2 - Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The file C:\Users\Dan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Exchange.ost is not an outlook data file (.ost).