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Windows 7: Outlook 2007 - Automatic Mail retrieval

29 Oct 2010   #1
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 
Outlook 2007 - Automatic Mail retrieval

How do I stop Outlook from checking for new mail as soon as the program loads? I could do it with OE and Windows Mail. I only want Outlook to check for new mail when I click the Send/Receive button.


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29 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

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29 Oct 2010   #3
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post

Nope, no help at all. Thanks anyway.
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29 Oct 2010   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There should be an option to check mail at start-up in the main options - don't have 2007 on this machine to give further details
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29 Oct 2010   #5
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

when you open outlook, there is a send/recieve button on the toolbar with a tiny little black arrow next to it. click that arrow, and on the menu that appears, click "send/recieve settings". then click "disable scheduled send/recieve".
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29 Oct 2010   #6
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
when you open outlook, there is a send/recieve button on the toolbar with a tiny little black arrow next to it. click that arrow, and on the menu that appears, click "send/recieve settings". then click "disable scheduled send/recieve".

Yup, that stopped it. It also killed all automatic checks, which isn't what I wanted.

I don't want it to check when I start Outlook, but I do want it to check every 5 minutes thereafter.

It worked in OE and it worked in Windows Mail.
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30 Oct 2010   #7
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

maybe you just need to adjust the send/receive time interval? the default is 30 minutes, so you would probably have to wait that long for the first mail check.
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30 Oct 2010   #8
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
maybe you just need to adjust the send/receive time interval? the default is 30 minutes, so you would probably have to wait that long for the first mail check.

No, I adjusted it down to one minute and it never activated. I guess I'll just ahve to live with manual checking. Thanks for the help.
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30 Oct 2010   #9
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Not an area that I am proficient in, but you can use task scheduler to check for mail at various intervals

Task Scheduler - Create New Task
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31 Oct 2010   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is an option in tools - options - advanced "send immediately when connected". de-selecting this may also prevent the automatic receive at start-up
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