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by maryisme247 / January 31, 2012 2:31 AM PST

As I was looking through my e-mail settings, I noticed that I have my mail set up to check for new messages every 30 minutes. I just want to receive mail as it comes in. If I un-check that particular box will that enable this to happen? Also, if I have to set it to check every minute, will that effect how my system runs? As in, will it noticeably interrupt things? Confused

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2012 2:53 AM PST
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I think lucky is a relative term..he he
by maryisme247 / January 31, 2012 5:49 AM PST
In reply to: Just so you know.

There are days when I feel luckier than others. Anyway, If I un check the box that gives me options how often to receive or look for new e-mail messages, does that mean I should hit send and receive periodically on my own to see if I have new messages? Put another way, If I leave the box blank, does that disable the ability to receive messages. (some days I can put my thoughts into words better than others, this may not be my day) I couldn't find the answer to my question on that link you offered.

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Sorry but my letter t sometimes gets lost.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2012 6:17 AM PST

There is no user settable value exposed in a control panel. The link I gave is for those that dare edit the registry to go in and find and change this setting at their own risk.

There is no user friendly answer today that I know of except to use a better email software.

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by maryisme247 / January 31, 2012 11:58 AM PST

I am REALLY not lucky when it comes to fiddling with the registry. I do appreciate that you took the time to respond. I will live with the set up I have for now.
Thank you!

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Re: receive as it comes in.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 31, 2012 6:09 AM PST
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That probably works if you connect to an MS Exchange server (they are in the cloud, search for "hosted Exchange" and use MS Outlook). It does at my work, anyway.

My interval (in Thunderbird) is set to the default 10 minutes, which I find perfectly acceptable. I don't think, however, that setting it to every minute or every 2 minutes will have a noticeable effect on how your system runs.


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I thought it might work with a cloud
by maryisme247 / January 31, 2012 12:01 PM PST

Since this is just my home computer I think I will probably set for 10 mins and leave it at that. I was more curious than anything.
Thanks for the reply!

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