Outlook - automatic download of emails on opening

  Liteman 10:46 13 Jul 2008
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How can I set Outlook 2003 to automatically download my emails when I switch it on instead of having to click on send/receive?

  bri-an 11:53 13 Jul 2008

Tools --> Options
'Middle box' has a box to tick "Send and receive messages at startup".

  bri-an 12:01 13 Jul 2008

Should have said Tools --> Options --> General tab, then tick the box.

I find it sometimes is not a good setting, as if I have done an email and not sent it, and change my mind next day, then it goes. Embarrassed me a couple of times, so now prefer the control of send/receive!
But everyone to his own :-)

  Liteman 13:26 13 Jul 2008

Bri-an

Maybe I've got a different version of Outlook to you, but I don't have a General tab in options.

I've got
Preferences, Mail Set up, Mail format, Spelling, Security & Other

  Forum Editor 13:41 13 Jul 2008

Outlook automatically downloads emails when it's launched - provided there's an internet connection it can use.

  BigAl127 15:42 13 Jul 2008

Should have said Tools --> Options --> General tab, then tick the box.

I think you're are referring to outlook Express.


Lightman

I've got the same problem as you, despite having a brodband connection available when I open outlook.

  Liteman 21:53 13 Jul 2008

I think that my copy of Outlook might be corrupt, the problem is that I cannot repair the programme as I have problems with Windows Installer (see other posting)

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