How to disable an email service, not delete it
Posted on 2002-06-18
I am a contract programmer and I've always used Outlook Express for my email. One of the nice features of OE is that I can enter all of my various email addresses (as setup at all of my clients) and enable/disable them at-will depending on where I'm at and the latest activity at a particular client.
In Outlook Express a service can be disabled without deleting it by:
* Tools / Accounts
* Select the service "Properties"
* Select the "General" tab
* Uncheck the box "Include this account when receiving mail or sychronizing".
I am now working at a client that requires me to use "Outlook" (not "Outlook Express"). Apparently, I can't just type in my other email services and disable them until I want to manually check them.
NOTE: I do NOT want to enable all of my accounts all of the time due to security (I don't want to download email from one client while at another client's office unless I manually perform the download) and duplicate email messages on various computers I own.
I can't believe Outlook Express can perform this simple tasks and Outlook can not.
REQUEST: Please tell me that I'm wrong and that I can enter all of my email accounts into "Outlook Express" (version 2000 SR-1) and disable them on a need-to-check later basis without deleting and retyping the whole damn wizard setup each time.