Quick Steps to Enable and Disable Microsoft Outlook 2013 Offline
There are times when you wish to work offline on Microsoft Outlook 2013 for various reasons. The reason could be, either you don’t have access to the Internet or you may want to curtail Internet connection charges, or there might be any other reason for which you want to work offline. Whenever you turn on ‘work offline’ mode, Microsoft Outlook will start using a local copy of your e-mail, which is already stored in an Offline File Folder (.ost).
Here you will find some easy tips that will help you enable and disable Microsoft Outlook 2013 offline mode. Let’s have a look at the best alternatives –
How to enable Microsoft Outlook 2013 offline mode
- Click on ‘Send/Receive’ menu from the top of the list.
- Locate ‘work offline’ option in the ‘Preference’ group.
- Click on it and select ‘Work Offline’ option.
As you choose ‘Work Offline’, Microsoft Outlook 2013 will enable this offline mode. As ‘work offline’ is enabled, ‘work offline’ icon along with a red X’ will appear at the bottom of your Microsoft Outlook 2013 screen.
Later in future, you may want to turn off this option to work with Microsoft Outlook 2013 online. To help you understand how to enable Microsoft Outlook 2013 online mode, follow these quick steps–
How to enable Microsoft Outlook 2013 online mode
- Click on the ‘Send/Receive’ menu from the top of the list.
- Locate ‘Connect to server’ option among the given ‘Preference’ group. Click on ‘Connect to server’ option.
As soon as you click on ‘Connect to server option’, the ‘work offline’ mode gets disconnected and you are once again connected to the server. Once you are connected to the server, Outlook 2013 will show ‘Connected’ at the bottom right of Microsoft Outlook 2013 screen. If you are unable to turn Microsoft Outlook 2013 online, you can simply close and open Microsoft Outlook. This step will enable the ‘Connect to server’ option automatically.
These easy and quick will save your time and let you continue working on Microsoft Outlook 2013, without much hassles.