Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Choosing to work ofline
Even while you have an available Internet connection, you can still choose to have Outlook
work ofline; it might be useful, for example, when you don’t want to be interrupted by
incoming email messages but still want to have access to information stored in Outlook.
To switch between working online and working ofline in Outlook:
▪ On the Send/Receive tab, in the Preferences group, click the Work Ofline button.
When you’re working ofline, your ofline status is indicated by the active (blue) Work
Ofline button on the Send/Receive tab of the ribbon in any module and by the
connection status message on the program window’s status bar.
Working ofline is one way of minimizing distractions.
Choosing the Work Ofline option in Outlook doesn’t affect the online status of your
Internet connection; you can still access the Internet through your web browser.
TIP At times, you might experience a service interruption that triggers Outlook to switch to
ofline mode. When the Working Ofline indicator appears on the status bar, click the Work
Ofline button in the Preferences group on the Send/Receive tab to reconnect to the server.