Must disconnect then reconnect to send e-mail

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I'm using Outlook Express for e-mail. Several months ago it developed a quirk. To send or receive e-mail, I must break any existing connection with Ma Bell and then reconnect. By way of example, I cannot go from IE to OE and retrieve mail without disconnecting/reconnecting. Similarly, if I am in OE with a live connection and want to send or retrieve mail I must disconnect/reconnect. Ideas?
 
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Go to control panel, internet options, connections tab and see if you have a check in the dial my default connection. If so try taking it out and then try it.
 

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Hmmm. I tried setting it on each of the three options I have available: (1) Never dial a connection, (2) Dial whenever a network connection is not present and (3) Always dial my default connection. The last of these was indicated as the one opted for when I began; I returned it to that setting after finding that opting for the others made no difference.

Upon re-reading my original note I see that I could have been clearer. It would be more accurate to describe the situation as follows: Whenever I try to send or retrieve
e-mail OE automatically breaks the connection, requiring that I click on "Connct" when it offers that connection (the "Connect Automatically" feature is non-functioning as well).
 
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In OEX click on Tools>Options>Connections. Is "Hang up after send/receive" selected? If so, unselect it.
 
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Then try this, open outlook express, click on options, then connections tab and make sure you have a tick in the "ask before switching dial-up connections". Then below that make sure the tick is out of the disconnect.


I suggest using Outlook Express because that seems to be the easiest for me to find right now. It's been a long day.
 

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"Hangup after send/receive" was unselected already.
There was no tick in disconnect, but adding one to "Ask before switching dial-up connections" seems to have solved the problem. My thanks!
 
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Glad we found something that worked. Check back in a few and let us know if it works.

Have a good day.
 
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