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When you send an e-mail in Outlook, normally and automatically it will be sent immediately if you're actually connected to the Internet. If you're connected to a Microsoft Exchange server, it may just happen instantly, and indeed you may receive your new messages instantly as well. If you're connected mainly using internet accounts, then that may not be the case. Let's send this message and see what happens. If we watch in the Outbox, you see it briefly appear in the Outbox. So if we check the Outbox, we actually have a message here, and if we look down in the bottom right, you can see that Outlook immediately sent that message, and the Send/Receive is now complete.
So it's actually gone ahead and sent that message. If you're not connected, and you send an e-mail, it will simply sit in the Outbox until you are connected to the internet at some point. Or if you're connected, and you've changed your settings, you may need to click Send/Receive. Let's go back to the Inbox. Now by default, Outlook will send and receive e-mail messages every 30 minutes. And this only matters again, if you're using an Internet e-mail account or accounts, if you connected to an Exchange server, you'll see those immediately. Let's click on Send/Receive here, to see if we have any new e-mail messages.
Notice it's doing a Send/Receive on both of the e-mail accounts I've set up. And here's the new message I just received.
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