If you don’t have a stable internet connection you may occasionally notice that a message in the bottom right hand side of your Outlook will say “Working Offline”.

Working Offline Outlook 2016

To turn off “Working Offline” in Outlook follow these steps:

  1. On the Outlook Ribbon Click on Send/Receive
  2. Click on the Work Offline button

How to Tell If Work Offline is On or Off?

If Working Offline is activated the button will be highlighted as below:


When you click on the Work Offline Button it will become de-selected (not highlighted) which means you are Working Online

Working Online Outlook

You should also notice that “Working Offline” has been removed from the bottom bar.