E-mail does not leave the Outbox in Outlook 2000

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For a Microsoft Outlook 98 version of this article, see 185307.
NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Corporate Workgroup/Other (CW) option. This option allows you to use Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) services. To determine your installation type, on the Help Menu click About Microsoft Outlook. In About Microsoft Outlook you should see "Corporate" if you have the Corporate Workgroup installation.
When you send e-mail in Microsoft Outlook 2000 with the Internet Mail service, the sent message may not leave your Outbox, although you are able to connect and download e-mail.
You have multiple Internet Service accounts in the same profile, and you have chosen to send mail on an account that is not the default outgoing service.

While Outlook supports multiple Internet services for e-mail, you can only specify one as the default delivery account.
Send e-mail using the default e-mail delivery account.


Change the account you wish to use as your default e-mail delivery account.
More information
To use the default delivery account to send e-mail, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Send and Receive.
  2. Click to select the account at the bottom of the list. This is the default account, assuming you restarted Outlook after setting it as the default.
To specify a different account as the default e-mail delivery account:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Services.
  2. On the Delivery tab, click to select the account you wish to be the default delivery account.
  3. Click the Arrow to the right to move the selected account to the top of the list and click OK.
  4. Quit and restart Outlook.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195922 How to troubleshoot mail stuck in the Outbox in Outlook 2000
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Article ID: 195778 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 19:23:00 - Revision: 4.0

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