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    Auto-dial on loading program

    Auto dial up on loading program
    How do I prevent Outlook from connecting to internet automatically as soon as I load the program?

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    Re: Auto-dial on loading program

    It is trying to download your messages, right? Couple of things you can do. Note: this will differ somewhat depending on the version of Outlook you're using.

    Let's pretend you are using Outlook 2000 in Corporate/Workgroup mode, like me.

    <UL>To stop Outlook from auto-dialing I go to:

    Tools > Options... > Internet E-Mail tab > clear checkbox for "Automatically dial when checking for new messages"

    According to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 195713 - OL2000: (CW) How to Prevent Outlook from Dialing When Starting Up, this checkbox is cleared by default.

    To change how Outlook connects I go to:

    Tools > Services... > select my account > Properties... > Connection tab

    and change "Connect using my phone line" to "I establish my Internet connection manually."

    This is a "belt and suspenders" (or "best and braces" if you prefer) approach, certainly, but I like total control. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>[/list]If you are using Outlook 2000 in Internet Mail Only mode (Help > About... will tell you), or any other version of Outlook, see the appropriate article:

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 196988 - OL2000: (IMO) How to Prevent Outlook from Dialing ISP When Starting Up

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 287677 - OL2002: How to Configure Outlook to Automatically Dial Your ISP - apply in reverse

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 185780 - OL98: (IMO) How to Prevent Outlook from Dialing ISP When Starting Up
    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 185777 - OL98: (CW) How to Prevent Outlook from Dialing When Starting Up

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    Re: Auto-dial on loading program

    I am using Outlook 2002. The proposed solution does not work. The method discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Based Article 287677 is of no help. There is no tab that can be deselected to prevent Outlook from dialing the ISP on start-up of Outlook to check for messages. Any other suggestion ?

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