Outlook Account Settings are getting changed randomly without my knowledge

Can Windows 7 critical updates mess up outlook email account settings?

Twice this week a few days apart I could not send email (I could receive though), becasue some of the settings in advanced had been changed. Also outgoing was changed from pop. to mail.

I assume when I write an email and hit send that it is sent. It becomes a big problem in my business dealings when i assume an email has been sent but it just stays in Outgoing Folder.

Is there any software that warns you that an email you sent has not been sent?

How do I avoid this problem in the future?

Is tghe problem caused by something other than Windows updates/. Maybe a virus or malware?
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Md. MojahidConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Its not possible auto check your system infected from malware or virus.
Patrick BogersConnect With a Mentor Datacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:

I have never heard of windows updates changing 'manual configured' settings.
My best guess is you download malwarebytes and have it run a full scan.
Maybe silly to ask, but are there other people that have access to this pc?
QlemoConnect With a Mentor Batchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Windows Update cannot cause that. If there were any effect, you would loose your settings completely, but nothing will just change from one to another switch.
So there needs to be something else. Are you in a domain environment, or using any autoconfig features of your ISP/email provider?
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mfriendAuthor Commented:
The answer is no to all your questions
JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is the problem caused by something other than Windows updates

No, as others have said.

Maybe a virus or malware?

Yes, if no one changed the settings. Viruses and malware can turn your computer into a spam bot. So scan your computers carefully for viruses.

Is there any software that warns you that an email you sent has not been sent?

I just use Outlook. The Outbox will show with unsent mail.

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Very strange, and suspicious ...
Manjunath SulladConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:

Please try running below script to pop up if any mails are stuck in outbox.


It will Pop-up an alert when any items are stuck in Outbox.
mfriendAuthor Commented:
Turns out it was some kind of maleware. Thanks
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@mfriend  -  Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.

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