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How to switch from offline to online in Outlook?

In Outlook, it is quite easy to switch between offline and online mode. This tutorial will show you the details of how to switch between them.

If there is a Working Offline status showing in your Outlook status bar, it means that the Work Offline feature is turning on.

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For switching from offline to online, you need to do as follows.

1. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, click Send / Receive tab, then click the Work Offline button. See screenshot:

In Outlook 2007, please click File > Work Offline.

Then you can see the status is changed in Outlook status bar.

Note: for enabling the Work Offline feature, just highlight it with the above steps.


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    Hamed · 2 months ago
    It worked for me,thanks :))

    because I was working on a client PC remotely, The window size wasn't maximized and the "working Offline" button was hidden in preferences section.
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    Thomas Kwok · 3 months ago
    I cannot switch Microsoft Outlook online and cannot perform deleting email.
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    Michael · 4 months ago
    I followed the instruction for Outlook 2013 (hit Send & Receive and then hit the Work Offline button, but it doesn't work. It stays offline! Please help.


    Michael
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    Albert · 5 months ago
    outlook express How do you change from work offline to work online, cannot get my E-mail.
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    RUTH · 6 months ago
    IS NOT WORKING HELP
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    Renuga · 9 months ago
    Yes.working now. Thank you.
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    jardine · 1 years ago
    it worked
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    Donna · 1 years ago
    I can't believe it worked..... Thank you.
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    Anvesith · 1 years ago
    It worked.... Thank you
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    Md. Amarat Hossain · 2 years ago
    Thanks brother.....
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    D Hachler · 2 years ago
    Thank you very much. I did several (too many to count) internet searches on how to fix this problem and yours was the first "fix" that actually worked. I was about to pull my hair out and you saved the day.