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How to switch from offline to online in Outlook?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-12-09

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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Can't chnge from offline to online.

Nothing happens when I press the Ofline marking.
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I am having the same issue, can't change Working Offline back to online.  i have the latest version of Outlook through Microsoft 365, although when I check Properties, it says it is still Outlook 2016. At any rate, can't get back online.
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help me with my outlook i cant receive or send email its work offline
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for outlook 2016 pls help me move from offline to online mode
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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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