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    receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    Is it possible to receive email without sending?

    I've explored the various menus and customisation boxes, inlcuding an essay with Tools, Send/Receive settings, Edit, and UNchecking the "Send Mail items" box and checking ON the "Receive mail items" box.

    To no avail.

    I'd like to be able to d/l incoming messages without sending out those messages sitting in the Out box.

    I realise too that there is a draft folder, but to use that it seems that I'd have to remember to drag "OUT" items to "draft" before trying to "read"; I think that I ought to be able to tell Outlook to grab incoming messages and do nothing else.

    Am I missing a setting somewhere?

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    I believe you can, but have never tried it.

    Tools > Send/Recieve Settings > Define Send/Receive Groups > Edit
    takes you to a screen where you can select to Send and/or receive - see below.

    I would guess that if you set up 2 groups, identical apart from that one sends and the other receives, you could select which should connect when you only want to send.

    (This may not apply to you if you don't have multiple accounts for checking, but is probably worth having a poke around in.)

    I won't ask the obvious question as to why you should compose an email, click on send, but not actually want to send it... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    > Send and/or receive - see below

    Thanks, Leif. Your screen shot shows where I've been hanging out.

    I'd tried setting the Send checked OFF and the Receive checked ON, but it didn't do what I'd expected. I'll have to go back and try yet again. (Either I was then unable to send at all, or else Outlook continued to Send when I didn't want it to).


    In answer to the-question-that-one-daren't -ask: I have twigged that the 'send' button really means "close this email that I am editing", leaving it in the Out box. It doesn't necessarily send the email. That is consistent with other email clients I've used, especially Eudora. I'll often compose a reply, but wait until the next day to review it before sending it.

    I'd probably be just as happy with a setting that defaulted to my compositions being stored in the Draft folder, so that I could, each morning, drag those reviewed items into the Out box for the mail clerk to collect.

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    Ah, my Send button closes and, er, sends my emails immediately - via the Outbox, of course!

    I have my unsent items saved in my Inbox - if I start saving them somewhere else I'd never find them amongst the myriad of folders I use!
    They appear quite clearly there as Unread items and are difficult to forget.

    Perhaps you should customiz/se your toolbar by changing the Send button to do a File>Save, but then I'm not sure how you would send it as 'Send' doesn't seem to appear in any of the menus...

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    Send does mean "queue for sending," and there is a checkbox somewhere which says something like "Send immediately when I'm online" which causes the message to go out right away under normal circumstances. (Normal if you have a full-time connection.)

    There is an option to delay or schedule the sending of a message. If you are composing, open View>Options... and look for "Do not deliver before." If nothing else works, this should.

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    Jonothan, thanks for the reply.

    > "Send immediately when I'm online"

    This was the FIRST thing I checked off; as you may be aware, I initiated that class of people who are best served by waiting 24 hours before issuing a composed email (grin!).

    The check box inhibits the composing "SEND" button sending the mail out; that is, with the box checked OFF, "SEND" button functions as a Ctrl-F4 equivalent, aka Document, Close.

    > delay or schedule the sending of a message

    Thanks too for pointing this out; I have inspected it. My guess is that it functions as a local setting for the current composition only, although I must explore it more fully next time I send an email.


    Just to complicate matters I am switching ISPs (again) and the remote mail server went out for two days AND I've been placed in touch with a 41-year old neice I didn't know I had. In a day or two at most i must sit down with pencil and paper and document my settings and run a few discreet tests.

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    > My guess is that it functions as a local setting for the current composition only

    True, but you could write a macro.... here's one that would defer delivery by 12 hours for the currently displayed message:

    activeinspector.CurrentItem.deferreddeliverytime = dateadd("h",12, now)

    (Apologies for the lack of beauty, it's from the Immediate window.)

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    Re: receive Only - no send (Outlook xp/2002)

    > I believe you can,

    I stumbled on it by accident this morning:

    1) When I click on SAVE (top LH corner) the completed message is spell-checked and goes to the Outbox.
    2) When I click on close-window-x (top RIGHT corner) the completed message is saved in DRAFTS without being checked.

    Ta (as we say in the trade) Da!


    Now I can compose-and-close, to inspect the email the next day before sending it.
    Ot I can compose-and-send immediately.

    I feel a lot better.

    Thanks for re-assuring me that it ought to be possible in a simple manner.

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