URLs used by Outlook Live

From time to time, customers about the specific URLs used if a user is connecting to the Outlook Live OWA service… typically this question comes from K-12 given their heightened focus on compliance and security.

We have pulled together a list based on what happens when you connect through OWA, plus other Live Services.

Latest URL list as of 12/15/2010

Outlook Live

URL

Reason

*.outlook.com

Content root, including:

·         Pod numbers for SMTP addresses

·         UI Images

·         Style Sheets

outlook.com/owa

Valid entry point for Outlook Live OWA

outlook.com/<enrolled domain name>

Valid entry point for Outlook Live OWA

outlook.com/ecp

Web Management Interface for Outlook Live

https://pod51000.outlook.com

Used to determine SMTP server name for use with mail clients

https://cba.domains.live.com

Source of customized header

 

Identity Management

URL

Reason

login.live.com

Primary page used for authentication

account.live.com

Used at first login for collecting additional info

*.microsoftonline.com

Redirect for Outlook Live OWA

http://www.live.com/schemas

Used to render https://account.live.com

https://secure.wlxrs.com

login.live.com, https://account.live.com/

https://secure.shared.live.com

Used by some of the buttons on https://account.live.com

https://help.live.com

Link from https://account.live.com

https://watson.live.com/

Destination for any errors generated on https://account.live.com

https://c.msn.com

Used as the source of some gifs on https://account.live.com/

*.profile.live.com

Used to create optional profile info for user

SkyDrive / Office Web Apps

URL

Reason

*.skydrive.live.com

Entry point for SkyDrive and personal SkyDrive folders

*.office.live.com

Entry point for Office Web App and recent documents

*.storage.msn.com

Service endpoint for SkyDrive storage

https://secure.wlxrs.com

Image source

https://ssw.live.com

Image source

https://watson.live.com

Destination for any errors generated

Other Windows Live Services

URL

Reason

*.spaces.live.com

Entry point for Spaces platform – closing 3/16/2011

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One Response to URLs used by Outlook Live

  1. julia says:

    What`is Exchange server address for Outlook 2010 ?

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