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    Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    I have just started using Outlook 2007. Occasionally I find it useful to send mail and /or attachments to myself (using my own gmail email address) so that I can access it on another computer on the web. The mail sent to myself however, does not get downloaded back into my outlook inbox so that I can store it in a particular folder. Is there anyway that mail that I send to myself from Outook can be delivered back into my Outlook inbox. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    Mail sent to yourself should arrive in your inbox, but
    1) You usually have to wait until the next scheduled Send/Receive, or click the Send/Receive button on the toolbar.
    2) It is possible that your spam filter or that of your ISP considers the e-mail to be spam since you ordinarily don't send e-mails to yourself.

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    Re: Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    Thanks for responding. I did click the Send/Receive button. The email does get sent to the inbox on the gmail ISP site, so I dont think it is considered spam. It just doesn' get transferred back into the Outlook inbox. Any other suggestions? Thanks

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    Re: Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    Even if Gmail doesn't consider it spam, your ISP might - I'd check with them.

    It is definitely possible to send e-mails to yourself, I frequently do this when I'm testing out things (for example sending e-mails using VBA code).

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    Re: Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    I know I may be silly now and maybe going to be slapped by both of you. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I don't know what e-mail address you have set up for your Outlook. But obviously you must set your gmail address to forward the mail to the other address before you'll find it in Outlook.

    But if forwarded, then it should not be available for access on web mail (gmail) when checking later, or? It would just be sent to an address, then forwarded to another, and retrieved by your account set up in Outlook. Of course in some mail clients you can set it to leave a copy on the server.

    It could be that your ISP is filtering somehow as Hans said.

    Hans: "It is definitely possible to send e-mails to yourself, I frequently do this ..." Me too, when I'm feeling lonely. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    > Me too, when I'm feeling lonely.

    Just publish your e-mail address on the internet and turn off your spam filter. You'll get lots of wonderful e-mails! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sending Mail to Yourself (2007)

    Not sure if this mystery has been solved, but I just started using Outlook 2007 as well. While trying to troubleshoot a junk mail problem, I noticed that my e-mail address was automatically included in the 'blocked senders' list. Not sure if that is normal behavior, but it isn't something that I would normally check.

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