I'm using OfiiceXP Pro on a Dell Dimension running WindowsXP Pro at home.
Outlook was behaving as expected when setup to access my work e-mail from home. (Home connection is a dial-up account). Since I added a new e-mail account (hotmail) to Outlook, I cannot control Outlook's behavior with the dial-up account.
I have no problems sending or receiving mail via either account but I am totally unable to work offline. Now when I open Outlook, it immediately opens the modem dialog box so it can check for new mail. If I disconnect the modem and leave the hotmail inbox the active window, it will automatically try to re-connect after a short period of time. If I am working in the calendar or tasks area and disconnect the modem all is fine until I go back to the Inbox it then it tries to re-connect again.
I've been through all the e-mail settings under TOOLS - OPTIONS - MAIL SETUP. No matter how I set the online and offline line settings, Outlook's behavior is still the same.
Stange thing is that when I remove the hotmail account, everything works the way I expect it too. But after adding the hotmail account again, this strange behavior returns.
Any ideas on what I might be missing?