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How to switch from offline to online in MS outlook?
January 20, 2021
10:43 am
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MS outlook is an amazing feature-rich desktop email service, which is mainly used by many users. This emailing application is the best tool for sending and receiving emails, but it can be very frustrating when it goes offline mode. I am facing offline mode problems in MS outlook. I don’t have knowledge to Switch from Working Offline to Working Online in Outlook. I am applying my skills to resolve this offline mode problem. So anyone can recommend the easy tips to resolve this problem easily.

February 8, 2021
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You can’t send or receive email until you reconnect.

Status: Working Offline
Working offline usually is a choice. Returning to an online work mode is a simple process.
In Outlook, on the Send/Receive tab, choose Work Offline to reconnect.
Working offline option on the Send Receive tab

Note: If the background of the Work Offline button is shaded (as shown in the image above), you're not connected. But if the background is clear, you are connected.

If you don’t see the Work Offline button and your email account is a Microsoft Exchange Server account or a Microsoft 365 account, Cached Exchange Mode might be turned off. Follow the steps in Turn on Cached Exchange Mode to change that setting. Or contact the person who manages the Exchange server for your organization.
We recommend always turning on Cached Exchange Mode with a Microsoft 365 account.

Status: Disconnected
There can be different reasons why you're disconnected from Outlook. What follows are just a few examples of some of the possible reasons.
If your Internet connection is working, there might be a problem with the mail server.
If you can log onto your email from a website—for example,—check to see whether you can receive and send an email that way. If email isn’t working on the website, call your technical support for your email service provider for help.
If you can send and receive mail on the website, then your mail server is fine. But your computer might need updates or there might be a problem with your account settings.

Tips for reconnecting to Outlook
Here are some suggested ways to reconnect to Outlook.
Reset the Work Offline status
On the Send/Receive tab, choose Work Offline, and check your status bar. If the status shows Working Offline, repeat the action until the status changes to connected.
Check for updates
Read the check for the updated topics and install any required updates.

Create a new profile
To eliminate the possibility that there's a fault in your current Outlook profile, create a new profile. If you open Outlook using the new profile and it’s still disconnected, try removing your account and then adding it back again.
In the Folder pane, right-click your account name, and then choose Remove .
Follow the steps in adding the account again to proceed.


February 16, 2021
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Following are the steps that can help you to get back to the Online mode:

Launch Outlook desktop client.
Go to Send/ Receive and choose Work Offline to reconnect.
If the Work Offline button has a shaded background, then it means that you are not connected to the internet.
If Outlook is running, then check the Quick Launch Taskbar; if there is a cross on the Outlook icon, then it indicates that Outlook is Working Offline.
Another way to check the status is by looking at the status bar (bottom right of the interface).
If you are connected, then the status bar will display Connected status.
There are various reasons why you’re offline or disconnected. Let us now explore some of the possible circumstances behind this.

If you are connected, then there is a possibility that there is a problem with the mail server. To check this login to your account. Check whether you can Send/ Receive mails. If the email server isn’t working, then contact your admin.
If you’re able to Send/ Receive emails, but getting disconnected frequently, then it implies that the system needs to be updated. Or there might be some problem with your account settings.

I hope these steps will be helpful to resolve Offline Status in Outlook.
Mark Wilson

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