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Windows 7: How do I manually check for new mail?

01 Feb 2011   #1
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How do I manually check for new mail?

I have my preferences set to look for new mail every 10 minutes. But, if I know someone is sending me an email, how do I manually look for it (other than closing mail and reopening it)? I went to Help, and here is what it says:

Check for new e-mail messages manually
  1. <LI class=listItem>Start Mail.
  2. In the Mail header bar, click the arrow next to Send/receive, and then do one of the following:
    • To check for new e-mail messages in all of your e-mail accounts, click Receive all.
I do not see a Send/Receive in the Mail header bar, nor an arrow next to anything else that may lead me to Receive All. Is this outdated, or am I missing something?


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01 Feb 2011   #2
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am assuming you are using Outlook/Outlook Express. If so there should be a send/receive button on top. If not go to View>toolbars> and make sure standard is checked. If not select it and the toolbar with send/receive will pop up.
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01 Feb 2011   #3
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

No, bad assumption. I am using Windows Live Mail.
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01 Feb 2011   #4
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's under sync. You can select a single account or all accounts. The F5 function key is a shortcut for it.
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01 Feb 2011   #5
JoeyC2

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Great! Thanks a lot!

I would not have interpreted it that way. Seems like they could make it clearer.
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01 Feb 2011   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

There are two versions of Windows Live Mail. The original version had the SYNC button and the newest version has the Send/Receive button.

Jim
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01 Feb 2011   #7
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

+1

Glad I could help Joey. Give a shout if you need anything. There's a wealth of knowledge here. Admin thread is solved.
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