Outlook XP. How to Receive without Sending?

  Simsy 14:12 30 Jan 2008


I've just about completed setting up sisters PC. I've installed and got working Outlook XP. Now in Outlook Express you can choose, from the dropdown part of the "Send/Receive" button to "Send all" or "Receive all", i.e. you can JUST send or JUST receive.

I can't figure out how to do this in Outlook. I've found a "Send" button, but not a "Receive" equivalent.

Is there not one, or am I missing something?

Thanks in anticipation,



  Sea Urchin 14:55 30 Jan 2008

I don't think you are missing anything - except a receive button!!! As you say for some reason you can "send" only, or receive by "sending and receiving". This is confirmed if you go into Customise on the Tools menu - they are the only two options.

  €dstowe 15:03 30 Jan 2008

In all the years that I've used Outlook, I've never noticed that before!!

Interesting but, it has never been a problem to me.

  anskyber 15:06 30 Jan 2008

Interesting, I've been through all the buttons for customisation and no receive button.

  Simsy 20:14 30 Jan 2008

Yes Sea Urchin... that's what I found as well. I thought I must have been missing something!

It's not the end of the world, but as a matter of discipline I try and make a habit of keeping sending and receiving seperate. It can help to avoid sending something when it's not ready!

I'll leave this open in case anyone else knows where this feature is, if it exists!

Perhaps there's a macro for it?



  Woolwell 22:21 30 Jan 2008

In Outlook XP (I've got 2003) do you have the accounts listed below send/receive and send all? If so click on the arrow to the right and click on download inbox. This is a receive only.

  Woolwell 23:08 30 Jan 2008

Think it's available for all. It is available for my standard POP accounts.

  starfish1 23:37 30 Jan 2008

It's available for my POP accounts too.

  Simsy 10:21 31 Jan 2008

I don't "have the accounts listed below send/receive and send all?"

Nor is there a dropdown arrow on the right of the send/receive button.

Maybe that's because there is only one email account?



  Simsy 10:40 31 Jan 2008

created another account, but that doesn't make a dropdown button appear either!



  Woolwell 17:32 31 Jan 2008

What happens if you click tools and expand send/receive. Are there right arrows beside your accounts?

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