outlook 2003: when send is pressed, email sits in outbox

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
In outlook 2003:

when i press send the email goes to the outbox. it will sit there until i click on any other folder within outlook. if i do not, the email sits in the outbox.

i just reloaded the laptop with windows xp pro and office 2003 professional.

thanks for the assist.
Question by:EFRTech
    LVL 97

    Accepted Solution

    Greetings EFRTech !

    With Outlook open, go to Tools > Options > Mail Setup.  Check "Send immediately when connected".

    Click on the Send/Receive button on Mail Setup General tab. Make sure both options "Include this group in Send/Receive" are checked.  Make sure that your account is included in the Group to send.

    Hope this helps, war1
    LVL 97

    Expert Comment


    We have not heard from you. Did any comment help you solve your problem? Do you have any more question? If an Expert helped you, please accept his/her answer above with an excellent or good grade.

    Thanks, war1

    Expert Comment

    This problem is still an issue for our I.T. team. Any solutions?
    LVL 97

    Expert Comment

    whywalk, you may want to ask a new question.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    Learn more about how the humble email signature can be used as more than just an electronic business card. When used correctly, a signature can easily be tailored for different purposes by different departments within an organization.
    Check out this infographic on what you need to make a good email signature that will work perfectly for your organization.
    Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
    To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

    761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    7 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now