Outlook 2010, manual check for e-mail only

Posted on 2014-01-31
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Last Modified: 2016-08-02
I have just updated to outlook 2010, Previously I manually checked for e-mail as and when I wished from whichever account I wanted to.
Since installing Outlook 2000, every time I launch Outlook 2010 it checks for e-mails on all accounts and downloads them.
Is there any way that it can be configured so that I can manually check for e-mail with Outlook 2010 and not have it automatically checking ?
Question by:alcindor
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jerseysam earned 2000 total points
ID: 39824430
You could create a shortcut to outlook and use a command switch.

"nopollmail" should work

See list of commands:


Author Comment

ID: 39824514
Thanks for that, meanwhile I discovered by trial and error how to do it from the Send/Receive menu drop-down options , just select  the Disable Scheduled Send/Receive option at the bottom of the selection Menu as per attached image.

Thanks for your comments, I will test that later. Is there a rfeference fo command line options on Outlook 2010 ?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39824519
Sorry for the previous message, I hadn't followed your link at that time.

Expert Comment

ID: 41739055
can't get the /nopollmail switch to work with outlook 2010.  That link of switches provided above  shows that the nopollmail switch only works in outlook 2003

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