[Office 365] Outlook Connectivity through proxy
Who fancies helping me with this one then......
This happens across the site, however it has only just clicked into place the potential issue which has been plaguing me.
Several users use Outlook, including myself, to access Office 365 which isn't unreasonable.
Several of us, including myself, occaisionally have long delays when logging into our Mailbox, looking at the connection status in Outlook, it is taking a long time to connect to the severs.
The cause, for whatever reason, is the proxy configuration which makes no sense to me at all. The default setup currently for staff is to use an Autoconfiguration script in order to go through a specific proxy to grant access to Youtube. If this is used then Outlook works without issue most of the time, connecting and opening quickly. If you alter the setup not to use the Autoconfiguration script, which we need to do sometimes because the proxy we use does something weird to some websites requiring logins meaning they don't work, and set it to use a specific proxy then all of a sudden Outlook takes an age to connect to Office 365. This is regardless of the specific proxy server you configure it to use, even if it's configured to use the same one the autoconfig script points to (CLEO NED), Smoothwall or straight out to the Cumbria one.
Any hints as to what the heck is going?