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    Persistent Dial Up Connection Windo (W98, Outlook 2000)

    I use a dial up modem to pick up e-mail. When I receive an e-mail from a source that wants to connect to the Internet to import additional info like pictures, etc. the Dial Up Connection window pops up and won't go away unless I click "cancel" about 15-20 times. Also, I now get a Dial Up Connection window every time I start my computer. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

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    Re: Persistent Dial Up Connection Windo (W98, Outlook 2000)

    I had a similar problem. My solution was low tech, but works:
    Turn off autodialling in the Outlook connection settings.

    Downside is that you have to make the modem connection manually (for IE as well), so drag a copy/shortcut of the DUN icon from the Dialup Networking windows to the desktop or quick launch bar, then it is only a (double) click away.

    Richard

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    Re: Persistent Dial Up Connection Windo (W98, Outlook 2000)

    Is the change you recommend under Mail Delivery, Dialup Options and unchecking Automatically dial... or is there some other setting I need to change? Thanks.

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    Re: Persistent Dial Up Connection Windo (W98, Outlook 2000)

    Yes. You can make the same change in the IE connection options dialog. Although it makes internet connection less transparent, sometimes this is better.

    As I said in my last post, it is also handy to drag a copy of the connection icon from Dial Up Networking to the desktop, or quick launch bar. Since you will need to use it when you want to connect, you might as well have it easily accessible.

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