Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am using Outlook 2010 and cannot get around the problem of just being able to send with one e-mail account and not receive all e-mail sent to that e-mail.

It is basically the same question as: Can I set up Outlook to only send email for some account, but not receive its messages?

I have tried to set up Send/Receive groups by just selecting "Send mail items" and not Receive mail items" under the Account options inside the "Send/Receive Settings" for this particular account - do however still receive all e-mails.

Does anyone have a clue how I can solve this?

share|improve this question

You can modify this in your Send/Receive group configuration. Open the Send/Receive Groups dialog by pressing the CTRL+ALT+S keyboard shortcut or as an alternative use;

Outlook 2007 and previous;

Tools -> Options... -> tab Mail Setup -> button Send/Receive...

Outlook 2010;

Send/Receive (tab) -> Send/Receive Groups (button) -> Define Send/Receive Groups...

In the Send/Receive Groups dialog press the Edit... button.

In the left section, select the account for which you want to modify the send/receive settings.

In the Account Options section you can disable the option for “Receive mail items”.

Press the OK button until you have closed all open dialogs.

the panel

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.