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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 - cannot stop automatic receive at startup

14 Aug 2010   #1

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Outlook 2010 - cannot stop automatic receive at startup

Hi all
Annoying little glitch in Outlook 2010 is that unlike Outlook 2007 and earlier there is NO option (or at least I can't find it) to prevent an automatic RECEIVE at start up. There is a facility for preventing automatic SENDING of mail.


One irritant here is that if you just want to open your email and you are NOT connected to the internet the OPEN takes a long time and gives you the message unable to display contents of your Server folder ( I'm using IMAP where after retrieving messages I move them from the mail server to a local folder on the client computer).

The delay is caused by outlook trying to connect to the mail server --which is EXACTLY what I DON'T want to happen.

The older versions of OUTLOOK gave you the option of NOT connecting to the mail server untill you did a manual SEND / RECEIVE.

I've looked as hard as I can and can't find anyway of preventing Outlook from trying to access the mail server when starting the program. I had IMAP too on Outlook 2007 and didn't have this problem.

I'm using OUTLOOK 2010 in the 32 bit version.

Cheers
jimbo

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14 Aug 2010   #2

windows 7
 
 

In Outlook goto File / Options / outlook option's / Advanced goto send & receive
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15 Aug 2010   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gemlen View Post
In Outlook goto File / Options / outlook option's / Advanced goto send & receive

Hi there
I don't think you read my post.

This option only gives you a SEND IMMEDIATELY when connected --there's NO option to prevent RECEIVE immediately on connection.

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Cheers
jimbo


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15 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Jimbo

Not sure if removing your accounts from the off-line send and recieve in the options above will do what you want.

You may have to manually set the work off-line flag to get this to work correctly - doing this when you end a session may do what you want anyway - I think playing around with the off-line on-line send& receive settings is the only option that is likely to work anyway - a step backwards IMO
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15 Aug 2010   #5

windows 7
 
 

Hi
Try this

In Outlook go File / outlook Options / Click on the send/Receive Button / Remove the tick in Schedule an automatic send & receive every time.

I have tried this and the send & receive is disabled
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09 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gemlen View Post
Hi
Try this

In Outlook go File / outlook Options / Click on the send/Receive Button / Remove the tick in Schedule an automatic send & receive every time.

I have tried this and the send & receive is disabled
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Did not work for me. I, also, can only suppress the sending, not the receiving of emails upon startup.
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31 Oct 2010   #7

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

One solution would be to create a shortcut on the desktop that uses the commad line switch..

/nopollmail Starts Outlook without checking mail at startup.

For more details see..

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/commandlineswitches.htm
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01 Nov 2010   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CWatters View Post
One solution would be to create a shortcut on the desktop that uses the commad line switch..

/nopollmail Starts Outlook without checking mail at startup.

For more details see..

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/commandlineswitches.htm

Hi there +1
Have repped you as this was a REALLY irritating "Feature" especially if you are offline.

Thanks -- this did the trick

Cheers
jimbo
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03 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CWatters View Post
One solution would be to create a shortcut on the desktop that uses the commad line switch..

/nopollmail Starts Outlook without checking mail at startup.

For more details see..

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/commandlineswitches.htm
Welcome to the Seven Forums, CWatters.

Thanks for the information.

I agree with jimbo45, +1!

EDIT: I've got to curb my enthusiasm. The /nopollmail switch doesn't work on my 2010 Outlook. From what I can gather, the /nopollmail switch is applicable only to Outlook 2003.

If I find further information regarding 2010 Outlook, I'll present it.

Reference this Microsoft information. The /nopollmail switch is no longer available since Outlook 2003.

I have payed little attention to this issue, but one might want to check the "Advanced" settings in Outlook options:

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04 Nov 2010   #10

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

seems to have worked for me -- running Office 2010 32 bit and Office 2007

Cheers
jimbo
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