In Outlook > Tools > Options. Click “Mail Format” tab and click “Stationary and Fonts”. Click “Personal Stationery” tab > click “Theme” button and choose another theme.
Here is the same Question and Answer: Outlook 2007 message “Contacting the server for information”
Hope it helps you!
Not sure how “fonts” works for POP3 email conenctions…
Thanks for your reply. I saw that question and it didn’t really help.
Changing from rtf from html is what fixed it. Something to do with outlook trying to download images in the email