Introduction

Spindle Professional 6 introduces the Microsoft Exchange connector. This connector is used to configure Spindle to interface with the exchange server directly, negating the need for a local instance of Outlook. This is helpful when the Outlook and Legacy Outlook connector doesn't pick up an Outlook profile or the user is being displayed the infamous Server Busy message.

Applicable Versions

  • Spindle Professional 6 (6.15 for Exchange 2016)
  • Spindle Document Distribution v7

Microsoft Exchange On-Premise

1. Open Microsoft Outlook and click on File. Ensure Microsoft Exchange is displayed under the mailbox address as shown below.

If the website URL looks like the one below (https://servername.domain.domain.com) then you are using Exchange On-Premise.

2. Open Spindle Professional/Document Distribution Tools > User Settings > Email Settings and select Microsoft Exchange 2007-2016 (in v6) or Exchange/Office 365 (in v7+). If you don't see this option, you are using an old version of Spindle Professional.

3. Click on Setup. The window shown below will be displayed.

4. Select Microsoft Exchange On-Premise and ensure the logon type is set to use Windows Logon. Enter your email address and click on Auto discover Exchange URL. Spindle can take anywhere between 5 seconds to 5 minutes to find the exchange URL. If successful, Spindle will insert the exchange URL in the URL field. Click on Test Connection. If successful, click OK.

Microsoft Exchange Online & Office 365

1. Open Microsoft Outlook and click on File. Ensure Microsoft Exchange is displayed under the mailbox address as shown below.

2. If you are using Microsoft Exchange Online, the URL under Account Settings will look like this: https://outlook.office365.com/owa.

3. Open Spindle Professional/Document Distribution Tools > User Settings > Email Settings and select Microsoft Exchange 2007-2016 (in v6) or Exchange/Office 365 (in v7+). If you don't see this option, you are using an old version of Spindle Professional.

4. Click on Setup. The window shown below will be displayed.

5. Select Microsoft Exchange Online and enter authorised user credentials. This user must have permission to send and receive emails via exchange online. Click on Auto Discover Exchange URL. Spindle can take anywhere between 5 seconds to 5 minutes to find the exchange URL. If successful, Spindle will insert the exchange URL in the URL field. Click on Test Connection. If successful, click OK.


Related ProductSpindle Professional
Ref NumberKBA-01-02-01
Document Date03/05/2017
Original Author    Zak Rangara
Document Versionv1.1
Last updated 05/09/2018
Update Author Vince Hodgson