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Customizing the Outlook Express toolbar

Add items to the toolbar:

  1. Right-click the toolbar, and then click Buttons.
  2. To add a button, select the button on the left, and then click Add.
  3. To remove a button, select it on the right, and then click Remove.
  4. To separate toolbar buttons with a thin vertical line, add a separator.
  5. To rearrange the toolbar buttons, select one on the right, and then click the Move Up or Move Down button.
  6. When you have finished, click Close.


Choosing how often to check for new mail
It's up to you how often Outlook Express checks for e-mail while you are connected to the Internet. You can choose to check for new mail as often as you like -- even once a minute.
Here's how:
  1. On the Tools menu in Outlook Express, click Options.
  2. On the General tab, make sure Check for new messages every is selected.
  3. Specify the number of minutes that you want.

Options dialog box

Note: If you clear the check box, Outlook Express will not check for new messages automatically. It will check only when you select Check for new messages on the Tools menu.


Customizing Layout
  1. On the Tools menu click View -> Layout.

  2. Select which items you would like to view. For example Preview pane, Contacts, Views and status bar.




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