Office 365 (Outlook 2016 for Mac) - Switching between offline/online modes

NOTE: This document applies to Outlook 2016 for Mac, released in late 2015. For information about how to complete this task using the previous version of Outlook available for Mac, see: Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Switch between offline/online modes

Offline access lets you use Outlook on your laptop or desktop computer when you're not connected to the Internet. Note: You cannot send or receive messages when you are in Offline mode.

When you switch between working online and offline, all email accounts within your Outlook profile are changed.

  • Select Outlook in the upper right.
  • Select the Work Offline option.
  • There will be a check mark next to Work Offline when you are in Offline Mode.

    checkmark next to work offline

  • Repeat the steps to return to Online Mode.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-12-16 15:14 CDTUpdated:2015-11-10 09:37 CDT
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