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Is it possible to add a send/receive action to the Outlook 2007 system tray right-click context menu? It's a little annoying to have to open the whole interface just to run this simple action manually. I have searched for an answer, but could only find two other unanswered questions.

If there's no particular answer as of yet, would it make more sense to explore making a plug-in like this one to keep running in the systray when closed, or to look for a registry hack, or something else entirely?

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Excuse me, but I currently don't get it. Why would you want to start this action manually and not configure it to happen automatically? –  TeX HeX Aug 2 '12 at 19:23
    
As it is, I can only configure it to check every x minutes, as my business doesn't have an Exchange server set up (no push). Because I am a refresh monkey, it's more to soothe my occasional procrastination than anything. I realise it is a little silly, and it's even a little academic because we will eventually be getting an Exchange server. –  Hannele Aug 3 '12 at 14:52

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You can try to use http://www.autohotkey.com/ to create a script that activates Outlook window, sends keystrokes to send/receive, then minimizes Outlook window or something similar. Then, create a shortcut to this script, assign it a hotkey key combination in the shortcut, and push those keys to make this script run real fast and then get back out of your way.

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Thanks, I'll check that out. –  Hannele Dec 10 '12 at 17:09

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