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How do I keep the "Connection Status" window from popping up?

My “Connection Status” window, with buttons for “Disconnect” or
“OK”, keeps popping up while I’m doing email in Outlook Express. How do I stop
it from doing that? I do want to it to pop up, however, when I’m disconnecting
from the Home Page. Oh, and I’m on AT&T.

I got that from a friend recently, and I wasn’t able to come up with an
answer at the time.

Of course that means I’d missed something very simple.

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My friend contacted me today and followed up:

To make the long story short, for some reason the “hang up
after send and receive” had been checked; so I simply unchecked it and that was
that!

Simple, indeed. Here’s what was happening…

With “hang up after send and receive” checked, Outlook Express dutifully
drops the dial-up connection when it’s done sending or receiving email, popping
up that status window. If you do disconnect then that means that the next time
it wants send or receive, it needs to connect. In order to connect, the status
window pops up again.

And this can be often, as another setting defaults to “Send Messages
Immediately”, meaning that as soon as you hit “send” on a message, Outlook
will attempt to connect and send it.

So you’d get the pop-up each time you send a message, each time you try
to check for new mail, or each time you switch from Outlook to your browser to
surf the web.

By the way, my friend reports that AT&T’s chat with
an agent
support was particularly helpful.

Apparently more helpful than I was.

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