How to Switch Outlook 2007 From Offline to Online Mode
Microsoft Outlook is a personal data manager, which is popular for its advanced features and e-mail set-up. This makes working with Outlook 2007 far interesting than any other application. Microsoft Outlook 2007 comes with an advanced feature known as Cached Exchange Mode and when turned on this option stores a copy of all the mailbox data locally on PC or laptop. Outlook 2007 then works on this local copy of the data, and regularly synchronizes this information back onto the server as soon as possible. If network is not connected for the user, then still he can continue to work in Outlook. Any e-mails, which are sent during this time, may remain in the Outbox until the user reconnects to the Internet.
Following are the description, benefits and way to switch between online and offline mode in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Way to Switch
You can perform the various actions to IMAP e-mail while Outlook 2007 is in offline mode such as composing of new messages, reading and replying to messages that have been previously read. In case of actions to Exchange e-mail and mailboxes while Outlook 2007 is in offline mode, it is possible to read and reply to messages that have already been received, regardless of whether previously read them or not. Through this access, you can make changes to folders and mailboxes by renaming or moving them.
The offline mode of Outlook 2007 is very much beneficial for laptop users as they can work with the account even if they are moving without an Internet connection. It is good for users while they travel and it surely saves a lot of time. You can get rid of the bad performance of network server if the offline mode is activated in it.
Way to Switch
There are two ways to switch between the online and offline mode of Outlook 2007 according to the type of e-mail account. In the case of IMAP e-mails click on "File" from the top bar and choose "Work Online" from the drop down menu. Now the Outlook mail client shall automatically connect to the online mail server. In the case of exchange server e-mail account, click "Microsoft Exchange Server", then click on "Change" button and click the "More Settings" option. Now click on"Choose the connection type when starting" option, and then choose "OK" to save the setting. This can allow the user to choose to whether he wants to launch Outlook in online or offline mode each time when starting the client. Restart Outlook and allow it to launch in online mode.
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