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Accessing email while sending & receiving

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In the old version of Inbox, you could still view, read, manipulate email already received (ie already in your Inbox or other folders)when you activated Remote Tools to download new headers, email, etc. It seems that in Outlook 97/98 you can't ie. when you are checking for new mail you cannot access your calendar, contact lists, existing mail or anything else in Outlook. This is a real pain if you are downloading lots of messages on a slower modem. Does anyone know if there is a workaround for this?
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by:MasseyM
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I have Outlook 98 and have no problem viewing existing messages when DLing and Sending messages... What keeps you from reading and viewing these messages?  
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Hi, thanks for the reply. When I am DLing or checking mail I can't click on any of the other functions to access them.

Goolam
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by:steath_acid
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What are the specs on  your computer??
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Thanks for the comments so far. The machine spec is Toshiba Laptop 486 DX 75 with 28 Meg RAM and 2 Gigabyte H/D (I know, I know, but it's all I can afford).
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Have you reinstalled Outlook?
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No I have not reinstalled since I had the same problem under Outlook 97?
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In Outlook 98 Corporate/Workgroup setup, you are unable to do this. However, if you only need this for internet mail, you can install the Outlook 98 Internet Only setup, which runs faster, and does a lot of things in the background, such as this. Please note that using this setup, you cannot access MSMail postoffices. In Outlook 97 I do not believe you can view them either, but I am not sure.
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Excellent answer. Even though it does not solve my problem because this is yet another "undocumented feature" (bug) built into yet another Microsoft problem, at least I now know what the problem is. Thanks very much - it seems that MS does not seem to know that people could have MS Mail and Internet Mail and that we require the kind of functionality outlined in my question. Once again, thank you very much.
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