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Outlook: Offline Mode

From time to time, I need to run Outlook in Offline Mode. This is usually the case when I want to ensure that a mail merge has worked successfully. It is also a good option to reduce data usage when on mobile networks. Going to Offline Mode is straight forward. In Outlook, go to the Send/Receive tab, and then click “Work Offline”:

Screenshot of Outlook, showing the Send/Receive tab, with Work Offline to the far right.

When you want to go back online, simply go back to the “Send/Receive” tab, and click the icon again. To see whether you are working online or offline, have a look at the status bar at the bottom of the Outlook window:

Screenshot of the Outlook Status bar reading "Connected to: Microsoft Exchange"
Screenshot of the Outlook Status bar reading "Working Offline"

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