Change how often a POP3 account sends mail and checks for new items

For POP3 e-mail accounts, you can specify how often to check for new items.

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, point to Send/Receive Settings, and then click Define Send/Receive Groups.

    Keyboard shortcut  To open the Send/Receive Groups dialog box, press CTRL+ALT+S.

  2. Select the Send/Receive group that contains the POP3 e-mail account that you want to change.

  3. Under Setting for group send/receive group name, select the Schedule an automatic send/receive every n minutes check box.

  4. Enter a number between 1 and 1440. The latter will schedule an automatic send/receive once daily.

    Note   When you change the schedule for a Send/Receive group, all accounts in the group are changed, not just the POP3 e-mail account.

  5. If you want, you can specify a schedule for send/receive when Microsoft Outlook is offline. Under When Outlook is Offline, select the Schedule an automatic send/receive every n minutes check box.

  6. Enter a number between 1 and 1440. The latter will schedule an automatic send/receive once daily.

Note   When you compose a message and then click Send, by default, the message is sent to your mail server immediately when you are connected. This is not a feature of Send/Receive groups. To change this setting, do the following:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. On the Mail Setup tab, select or clear the Send immediately when connected check box.

Applies To: Outlook 2007



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