Mysterious emails being sent by Outlook

  Akinbiyi 07:30 15 Sep 2004

I usually connect to the internet with a broadband connection, but am travelling and connecting via dialup and do a manual send and receive in Outlook 2002.

I have noticed that even though there is nothing in my outbox [as I am using webmail to send messages], Outlook starts off by sending two messages about 5-10kb each. Where are these emails coming from? Do I have some sort of virus or spyware, although I am well protected? I recently installed XP SP2. Has this anything to do with it?

I don't know if this was happening when I was using broadband, as sending/receiving are automatic and I never check send/receive progress.

  Jeffers22 07:50 15 Sep 2004

Do the messages appear in your Sent Items folder? If so there may be a clue there.

  rawprawn 08:00 15 Sep 2004

If Outlook was configured for broadband and asked to check for new mail ,say every 10 minutes.Is it possible that when you connect via dial up that your auto settings connect, or try to connect. If you have two email accounts that would account for two messages. Go to tools/options/mail delivery and untick check for mail every ?? minutes. I don't know if this is correct but it's worth checking.If that is not the case click here Download and run this free program.

  Akinbiyi 08:21 15 Sep 2004

No, Jeffers 22,there are no messages being posted to my sent box.

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