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How to disable auto send receive on Outlook startup?

By default, the send and receive will be started automatically when Outlook startup. For Outlook taking a long time to update, some Outlook users may want to disable the auto send receive while Outlook startup. In this tutorial, you will learn how to disable auto send receive while Outlook starts.

Disable auto send receive on Outlook Startup

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For disabling auto send receive while Outlook starts, please do as follows.

1. Open the Send/Receive Group dialog box.

1). In Outlook 2010 and 2013, click Send/Receive Groups > Define Send/Receive Groups under Send / Receive tab. See screenshot:

2). In Outlook 2007, please click the button beside the Send/Receive, then click Send/Receive Settings > Define Send/Receive Groups. See screenshot:

2. In the Send/Receive Group dialog box, please select the All Accounts in the Group Name box. Then uncheck the Include this group in send/receive (F9) and Schedule an automatic send/receive every X minutes boxes in Setting for group “All Accounts” section. And uncheck the Include this group in send/receive (F9) box in When Outlook is Offline section. Finally click the Close button.

Then the send receive won’t be enabled automatically when Outlook startup.

Note: After uncheck the options above, the Send and Receive function won’t be displayed when Outlook startup, even you manually click the Send/Receive All Folders button. But you can still send emails through the email accounts by clicking the Send button, and receive email when it arrives.


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    roger Whittemore · 8 months ago
    This will not work for me. I tried to save an email with no "to address" - to "Draft". I closed the Email Apt and now when I try to open Email apt. it just keeps trying to "Send" the Email, thus "Locking" me out from opening the Email Apt. I need some serious Help.

    What a stupid thing - - - - You want me to post my Email address so you can send me an email to confirm my account - - HAY, I CAN NOT OPEN MY EMAIL TO CONFIRM ANYTHING - - -
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    Amy Lynn · 1 years ago
    I agree with Jim Smith, this is stupid and is NOT the solution. Misleading to say the least!
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    Jim Smith · 2 years ago
    Stupid "solution" in any case - didn't ask to disable the send receive button, asked to stop send receive on startup only!
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      Erin S · 2 years ago
      Did you ever find a solution? I have emails sitting in my outbox at work that I don't want to be sent anymore. I set up delayed delivery reminders for meetings that were scheduled for last week, but due to the hurricane, those meetings were cancelled. (I haven't been to work in over a week, but will return tomorrow).
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    WebSlinger · 3 years ago
    This method does NOT work in Outlook 2010. Those settings are for handling emails AFTER the app has started. They have nothing to do with how Outlook behaves when the app is started.
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      Sounddrummer · 2 years ago
      Correct. Our question is about how to turn it off then Outlook starts only.