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scorpysue

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I was wondering if this Windows xp computer is supposed to refresh itself every couple of minutes or something? Because I know this one isn't. The reason I ask is because when I'm on another forum (space channel) I post, and nothing shows up unless I press refresh. I would have thought it was just that forum, but I also notice I won't get any mail in outlook express unless I hit the send recieve. Even when I first turn on the computer, if I go to my mail, it shows nothing, then when I hit send recieve, it shows 5 or 6 incomming emails.

So is there something in "tools" or somewhere that I need to click something? :)
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Hello :)

Windows XP just doesn't refresh itself on intervals. In rare cases some websites are set to refresh every couple or minutes or so, but like i said, that's rare to happen.

Outlook Express doesn't keep a constant connection that is continuously checking weather a message is availible - however there is an option that you can enter a user-defined amount of time where Outlook checks for any emails. Heres how:

Open up Outlook Express and select Tools, then Options. Under the General tab about half way down there will be a Send/Receive configuration. Tick the box that says "Check for messages every" and enter how many minutes you want Outlook to check for messages :) (Eg: Setting it to 15 minutes will make Outlook automatically check for messages every 15 minutes - providing your connected to the Internet).

Edited by TechSabre, 26 July 2008 - 06:07 AM.

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Hmmm, so do you think it must be just that (other) forum thats changed something? Because I never used to have to refresh on there to see my post.

As for the outlook express, yeah, I think there is an automatic check.....somewhere I need to click something to make it do it! :)
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To make Outlook automatically check:

Open up Outlook Express and select Tools, then Options. Under the General tab about half way down there will be a Send/Receive configuration. Tick the box that says "Check for messages every" and enter how many minutes you want Outlook to check for messages :) (Eg: Setting it to 15 minutes will make Outlook automatically check for messages every 15 minutes - providing your connected to the Internet).

Hmm - either that forum your a talking about had flash or javascript or was set to automatically refresh on set intervals :) Your going to haev to manually refresh pages :)
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Hi TechSabre :) I went to tools and did all that, and the box was already ticked for every 2 minutes.....so I don't know why it wasn't working. Oh well, I guess clicking the refresh button manually on the computer isn't too straining! :)
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:)

I think it is coded so that it automatically checks 2 minutes after it has been checked by Outlook itself or the user :)

If you have anymore questions regarding this topic, please post them. If you ahev any other issues that do not relate to this one, please create a new topic in the appropriate forum :)
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In addition to what TechSabre wrote: Outlook Express can be set to receive mail in one of two modes:

1: Immediately, as you click the icon and open Outlook Express.

2: Not receive any mail before clicking send/receive.

To enable/disable this option: go to the same menu mentioned by TechSabre send and check or uncheck "receive messages at startup".
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