Hotmail Outlook

Switch to working offline to online

If you didn’t know that, you can choose to put your Outlook account in an offline status, so this way you will not receive any message or anything else during the time you take to work in this platform.

This might be a way for you to work without any kind of interference or anything that might annoy you. And of course you will not be able to do certain things when you’re offline, but if you need to do something that requires the internet connection, you can quickly switch back to an online status, and start working the way you need to work.

If you already know how to get into this status, you might not know or remember how to switch back to working online. There are two different statuses you might be that means that you are working online, so below we will show you what you need to do to reconnect to the internet connection, by using just a few simple steps, and thanks to them, you will be able to switch without any kind of trouble.

Offline Status

To see if you are currently in this status you can just look at the status bar, and that will let you know if you are offline or disconnected. If you are currently in this position and want to go back to an online status. What you need to do is very simple.

Once you enter in your Outlook account, get into the Send / Receive tab, and there you will see some options, there you can click on Work Offline, and if you are already in this status it will immediately reconnect to the internet. Make sure to check is the already mentioned button is shaded since this means that it’s not connected, but if it’s completely clear you are already connected.

Disconnected Status

Now if you check your status and it says that you are disconnected. This might be happening if your mail server is having some kind of trouble. Below we will show you all the possible steps that you can go through to reconnect to Outlook depending on whatever it is the reason that this status shows up.

  • The first thing you can try out resetting the work offline status. You can do this by simply go to the Send / Receive tab, and click on Work Offline, and if this doesn’t work the first time you can do this as many times as you have to until the status changes back to connect.
  • This might also be happening if you haven’t updated your account, so make sure to check if you need one and install whatever update if this is necessary.
  • If all that was mentioned before didn’t work, you might have to create a new profile, if this doesn’t work and it still shows that you are disconnected, remove the account and then add it back again, by going to the Folder pan right-click on the name of the account and click on Remove, and then you’ll be able to add it again.


Delete a calendar

Deleting a calendar is something incredibly simple to do, but you need to make sure that if you are going to do it, you are not gonna need any of the things that are written down there, since you might not be able to recover any of the information about the meetings and anything else like that.

So if you are complete sure that you are going to delete it, you just have to follow three simple steps that will not take too much of your time. You just have to click on Calendar in the Folder Pane, right-click on whatever it is the calendar and then simply click on Delete Calendar Is just that simple.

Why can’t I delete the calendar?

If when you decide to delete a calendar the little Delete Calendar option, looks grey instead of having the usual color this means that you cannot delete it. The reason for this might be because this is your primary calendar, and sadly if this is your primary calendar you will never be able to delete it.

But if you really don’t want to use it, you can simply hide it, or close it and use another one as the one you will consult whenever you need. This way it’s not gonna be completely gone, but this way it will not bother you anymore.

What to do if you can’t delete the Calendar?

If the calendar you want to delete is the primary one, like it was mentioned before, you will not be able to delete it, but there is one thing that you can do besides hide it so it doesn’t bother you anymore. You can simply remove all the items and information that it’s in this calendar, and then you hide it, so there will be nothing about this calendar that will bother you later.

Before you do this you need to remember to check everything that it’s in there, because everything from the birthday reminders to the meetings that you have in this calendar, will be completely removed so if there is something important here you don’t need to save, and if you do, save it and then you can delete it by following the steps we will list out below:

  • The first thing that you need to do is get into the Calendar, like you would normally do, and after you are there, click on View
  • After that simply go to the group that’s called Current view, and then click on Change View and click on List.
  • After that the thing that you need to do is click in the item list, and click the combination of Ctrl + A, and select all the items in the list, make sure that everything is there.
  • And after you’ve selected everything that you want to delete, make sure that there is nothing missing, or if there is not something in there that you might want to keep. And all you have to next after you’ve made sure of everything simply click on the little Delete button and then it will be over.


Set or remove reminders in Hotmail Calendar

Set or remove reminders

If you didn’t know about this before, the hotmail platform allows you to set reminders, in things like your calendar, appointments, meetings you have created before, to even e mail messages that come from a specific contact in your list. So thanks to this you will not miss anything important in this platform.

So if you really rely on this platform to write down, send and receive all the information you need to work, this reminders will make it easier for you to keep tabs of everything that you need to do, not only with things like meetings but also with things like important emails that you need to remember to send later. So what we are going to do below is show you exactly how you can set up all this reminders

Set or remove reminders for appointments and meetings

  • The first thing that you need to do to set a reminder in new appointment is go to the bottom of the screen and click on the little button that says‘Calendar’, if you don’t see it, you will see a little icon of a calendar.
  • Sometimes this comes with default reminders, so you can remove the reminder by turning it off for the appointments or meetings. You can do this by going on Calendar Options and select if you want to set the reminder on, or clear the little box that says Default reminders if you don’t want them.
  • If you check the box you just have to enter how long before the appointment or meeting, you want the reminder to come on. And just like that you are done.
  • If you want to set a reminder to an appointment that was already created, the first thing you need to do is open the appointment and click on Appointment or Meeting Occurrence, depending on what it is.
  • And after that click on little box where the time of the reminder will be. And if you don’t want the reminder just remove it. And just like that you will be done.

Set or remove reminders for e mail messages

At some point you might want to set a reminder to an email messages below we will show you exactly what you need to do to be able to complete this task in a very quick way:

  • Open your hotmail account and go to the email section, the same that you would do in a normal day. Go to the button on the bottom of the screen that has a little mail icon.
  • Then go to the home tap, and click on Follow Up and immediately after that click on the option of the drop down list that says Add Reminder.
  • After that a little box will show up and you will have to either check the box or completely clear it if you don’t want to get the reminder. If you end up checking the box simply enter the date and the time for when you want the reminder to appear. And after that you only click on ok. And just like you will be done.

Why should you set up these reminders in all your appointments?

These feature in particular will be amazing for those people that tend to write every little thing, and every important appoint down, and even when they do that they end up forgetting it.

So thanks to this you can set a reminder to come whenever the time is coming to go to the appoint or meeting, but you can also put them to come up at least around an hour before you have to do this, and this way if you have some kind of presentation, you’ll have the time to prepare and make sure that you have everything in order to start.

So after reading the article, now that you know exactly what to do, you can take a chance and hopefully this will make your work more productive, even if it is just a little bit since thanks to this you will feel more prepared to anything that you do. And it’s also a great for you to organize not only yourself but also your co workers whenever you have to do a group project.