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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.