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When you're creating a new account and you send yourself a "test-email", how does it work? It only shows the time down to the minute so if you have it working, then change some settings, if the test e-mail isn't sent/received a second time, the system could be fooled into thinking the first success was for the second time?

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There are two steps:

  1. Checking incoming mail (only logging in, not downloading)
  2. Sending a test message

After the 2nd step, no further checks are needed. Outlook is only checking if the mailing system accepts a test message, but it doesn't check for further delivery.

Outlook test message screenshot

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