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I am currently using Netscape and Outlook Express for e-mail. Is there a way I can choose when to get my messages when I use Outlook Express instead of having them automatically download from the server each time I start?  I like using Netscape because I have more control over the junk mail that I get where as with Outlook I have to guess the subject of the junk mail and filter it to the trash.  If I choose to Import the Netscape mail I have into Outlook Express, how would I go about doing that?  Also, does Outlook Express not have the option to view full headers?  I have the regular version of Outlook, but when I sent mail, it stayed in the outbox,so I am not sure that I want to install it again on my new computer.  The last time I reinstalled it, everything was the same as it was when I removed it (mail in the outbox, mail settings were kept.
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by:Asta Cu
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RE. Outlook Express -- you can control what mail you don't want to download from server by using the Inbox Assistant - where you'd put from and to IDs via the add function to filter out specifics.  This is found under tools in Outlook Express, also there you'll find ways of modifying your Outlook mail settings and behaviors by choosing Tools and then Options.  There, you can also customize the various settings using Outlook by selecting General, read and send.  My comments only refer to Outlook Express, don't use Netscape, but thought this may be helpful.  I use Outlook as my default mail provider and MAPI provider as well.
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Almost forgot about the autolog at boot to get your mail, I suspect you've set up your mail program to automatically dial when the program boot, uncheck that box, should take care of the autolog piece.  I, for example, use MSN and do not choose to automatically log on when the signin occurs -- for security reasons, thus keep the automatically dial option unchecked.
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by:cbrookhart
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I didn't see any options for auto login, but I unchecked the option to automatically display folders with unread messages.  Hopefully this will allow me to start Outlook Express and download the mail when I am ready.  I'm actually using Outlook for news and Netscape for mail.  Netscape 4.06 won't let me subscribe to the newsgroup for my ISP, but Outlook will let me subscribe to that group.
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by:Asta Cu
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Please reject my answer so others may participate, if it doesn't apply as a resolution for you.  My recommendations pertain primarily to non-netscape, rather Outlook, and as such, I believe only a partial solution.  Thank you.
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