Send email immediate when Outlook 2003 is closed?
I'm broadband so I'm always connected to the net but Outlook
usually closed during the day except when I specifically want to
receive and reply to email. Of course I also send email when Outlook
is open, but sometimes I want to send email when Outlook is not
1) Sometimes I send and email from a shortcut on my desktop, e.g.
shortcut URL =
2) Some websites use a webform but others have a link, e.g. "Contact
Us" which will launch a new Outlook Compose email window just like the
shortcut #1 above.
3) Outlook doesn't do UseNet, and sometimes when I'm using my UseNet
newsreader I will want to reply by email instead of post a UseNet
reply. My newsreader, Forte Agent, is configured to use MAPI (Outlook)
to send an email message so it launches a new Outlook compose email
message, like #1 & #2 above.
The thing is outgoing Outlook email messages created in the three
examples above are not sent right away if Outlook is not running. They
go to the Outlook Outbox, and are not actually sent until I start up
Is there a way to configure Outlook to send these messages immediately
without actually starting up Outlook (even if it means starting
outlook in the background, but closing it back down upon successful
send, and not doing anything else like retrieving email messages etc.)
Obviously, even when Outlook is not
running, it (or Windows) is
"listening" and in the above 3 cases it realizes I want to use Outlook
to compose an email message, so why can't it send the message?
Possibly related or not to my question what does
"Schedule an automatic send/receive every x minutes" check box really
Tools / Options / Mail Setup / Send Receive / Send Receive Groups /
"Schedule an automatic
send/receive every x minutes" check box
John "J.J." Jackson