To hang up Outlook Express after sending and receiving.
Click on Tools, Options, Connections and tick the checkbox beside 'Hang up after sending and receiving'. If it is already ticked, clear it and click ok, then call up the Options dialog box again and reset the option.
Under 'Internet Connection Settings' click the Change button. On the Internet Properties dialog box select the Connections tab and make sure you have a default connection listed. If you don't, select a connection and click Set Default.
Select the 'Always dial my default connection' button. With your default connection selected, click Settings. On the Settings dialog box that comes up, click the Properties button. On the Dialing dialog box tick the box beside 'Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed'. Then click OK four times to close all the dialog boxes.
Remember, your connection will only be disconnected if OE STARTED the internet connection.