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Automating E-mail Retrieval

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by modsci, Apr 9, 2004.

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    A non-profit group I work with from time to time has a Windows 98 SE system they use for office work. Their Intenet connection is by dial up. They use Outlook Express for e-mail. Over the weekends they get so much spam the ISP's server fills up and blocks any "real" e-mail. The ISP does not offer any type of spam filtering.

    I think if we could automate the e-mail retrieval process over the weekend we could get around the problem. Of course the related problem is having to sift through a bunch of e-mail on Monday morning to get to the "real" e-mail. We're not opposed to using a filtering program if it could be automated (like Mailwasher Pro).

    Can this be done? Is there a better solution?
     
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    This issue is solved. I set up a task in Task Manager which starts Outlook Express once a day, connects via dial-up access, and retrieves e-mail. The dial-up connection is set to disconnect after 5 minutes of no activity. The only grief is that Outlook Express doesn't shut down. I think we can live with that for the time being. If this doesn't do it, we can set up another task to execute every 12 hours or so.
     
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