Why is Outlook in Offline Mode?

Sometimes Outlook will automatically open in Offline mode, creating issues with syncing, sending, or receiving email messages. The instructions below show you how to bring Outlook back into Online Mode:

For Outlook 2016 or 2013

  1. In Outlook, click the Send/Receive tab, then choose Work Offline.

For Outlook 2010

  1. Click Send/Receive.
  2. Click Work Offline.

Outlook 2007

  1. Click File and uncheck work offline
For more information on offline mode, as well as more detailed instructions, see this article from Microsoft



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