Outlook Express/Windows Mail Disconnects From Internet When Checking Email

This article walks through settings within Outlook Express or Windows Mail that may cause your computer to disconnect from the Internet after checking for new email.

Disable Hang up after Sending and Receiving:

  1. Open Outlook Express or Windows Mail.

  2. Click on Tools and select Options.

  3. Within Options, click on the Connection tab (sometimes labeled Dialup).

  4. Uncheck the box labeled Hang up after sending and receiving and click OK.

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