I see there have been posts on this topic but I have not found a solution.
Problem: I had a dial-up account and an account for google mail (it is the default).
I moved and now have a wire-less connection which is working. I removed the dial-up account. Now when I start my Windows mail a dial-up connection window pops up and asks me to connect.
Attempted fixes: In Mail, I go to Properties for the gmail account (which is now the only account set-up) and click on the connections tab. It will not respond. In explorer I have gone to tools/internet options and verified that the dial-up options are off. They are grayed out.
Any ideas on what to try next?