I recently attempted to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server for use solely with contact lists and calendars. I tried it out on two machines on the network to see how it would behave. I soon learned that when trying to run Outlook with two different types of accounts, in this case an Exchange Server account and a POP3 account, that Exchange Server would always make itself the default email account. This would in turn create a world of headaches when the user attempted to send regular email using her pop3 account and Exchange Server would try to take over all email sending jobs.
To fix the situation, I deleted the Exchange Server account and left her with her standard POP3 account. But ever since then, Outlook keeps saying that it is working offline. The thing is, when she clicks the send and receive button, everything in her outbox sends like it should and she receives mail just fine. The real problem with Outlook saying it's offline is that when she goes to send a new email, it just hangs up in her outbox and doesn't auto send like it is set to do. It won't actually send the email until she clicks the send and receive button. I have double checked all of the settings, and have done a detect and repair on her Office products to no avail. I can't get the problem fixed. Anybody have any other ideas for things I can check?