Making Mail Account "Inactive" in MS Outlook 2010

Hi, I have an old email account that I no longer use. I still have it in my Outlook client, because I need to reference items therein from time to time, but I do not send or receive emails therein. I've also removed the password and some connection information from the setup of the account to keep it from trying to login to the server.

Each time I try to "Send / Receive", my Outlook client polls that account and tries to send/receive data.

How can I make Outlook ignore that account during send and receive, while still maintaining the account content in my Outlook client? -- In other words, is there a way to inactivate the account, so Outlook skips it during send and receive?

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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantCommented:

The easiest way would be to export that mailbox to a PST file. Then remove the Outlook mail;box and attached the PST.

Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVPCommented:
Just open the "Send/Receive" ribbon tab, click the "Send/Receive Groups" button and select "Define Send/Receive Groups". In the "Send/Receive Groups" dialog, click the "Edit..." button. In the accounts list on the left, select the account you want to make inactive and uncheck the "Include the selected accoun in this group". Or just uncheck all "Send..." and "Receive..." checkboxes below.

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Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Hi Alexei, very good suggestion. Excellent results! That is exactly what I wanted to do.

Thank you very much,
Mr_FulanoAuthor Commented:
Excellent....!!!! Simply an excellent suggestion.
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