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18-02-2002, 10:05 AM
Does Outlook Express have the ability to automatically advise the user of new mail without having to use the send/receive button? It would be useful to be prompted when new mail arrives rather than have to regularly check.
Thanks
Peter

18-02-2002, 11:19 AM
OE has to be open for it to work.

Go to Tools/Options/General Tab, select automatically check for messages every, and then enter a suitable time frame, I use 5 minutes.

Select play sound when a message arrives.

If you miss the sound, a small email icon appears on the taskbar when a new email is present.

18-02-2002, 02:26 PM
Hello Peter,
if you'd rather not have express open all the time, to check for e-mails, there is a small free program called e-prompter, with does the trick nicely, download from www.download.com.
cheers,
Bob