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Strange Drawing-pin icon button - What does it do?

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Can someone tell me please if they know what purpose the "drawing pin" or "attachment" icon button serves which appears in the Outlook Express Online Send and Receive Mail window? It appears in the bottom right hand corner of the expanded window when you select DETAILS as it sends and receives email.  

The pin appears to be an icon to indicate "attachment" and is in the opposite corner to where it says
0 tasks of 4 have been completed ....and monitors how many e mails have been sent.

Pointing the mouse over it, shows it becomes a button and Clicking on the pin causes it to change the side view of the pin to an end on one, resembling an Acorn!   There is nothing in the OE Help file that I can find, which even hints at why this control exists nor what it is for.

Tried clicking on it and leaving it in "acorn" mode but there is nothing obvious going on!
I was wondering if it had something to do with abandoning an attachment download but apparently not.
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Laurie Prior
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This is simply a "thumbtack" which allows you to keep the send/receive screen open after it is done, if you want to do that.

If thumbtack is pointing to the side the screen will disappear when done assuming everything completes successfully.  Clicking on the thumbtack so that it appears to be sticking into the screen causes the send/receive screen to remain open after finished sending/receiving even if no errors occurred.
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Thank you I'd never have guessed in a million years.
Have an extra 100 points for answering within minutes of my question appearing.  Thank you.
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My pleasure, and thank you!
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I think it's typical of Microsoft in their infinite wisdom or is it stupidity that they didn't put a pop up explanation when you point to it so that it could say "Keep send window open after completing action" But of course I should have known they never explain themselves because they are a bit too powerful for that. Why should they care about it being usable and informative - it only has to make money doesn't it.  Sorry if that sounds bitter but I get very cross when something like that is not logical or obvious to me when I have been using it for 5 years !

You're very welcome to the points.
Thanks again
Laurie
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