Working offline with MS Outlook speeds up the overall responsiveness of the application

At times you may consider to work offline while using your Outlook email client to improve productivity.

Working offline with MS Outlook speeds up the overall responsiveness of the application

Has it ever happened to you that while you were typing an email message, something started working automatically in your MS Outlook and you had to wait in frustration to first finish it off? Working in the Online Mode in MS Outlook has its own advantages and disadvantages and one major disadvantage is that some Send/Receive Processes start off automatically giving you no other alternative but to wait for them to finish first and then proceed with what actually you were doing. So, the best solution to this problem is to work offline and speed up the overall responsiveness of the applications in Outlook.

Now, let us elaborate a bit more on what is the need to work offline in Outlook. Well, working offline helps in many ways, as it saves not only your time but efficiency that otherwise goes wasted many times a day when auto updates start taking place in MS Outlook in the online mode. Moreover, you actually become more productive when you smoothly finish what you plan to do at a defined time offline on Outlook without any unwanted halt. This is not all; working offline can be your best option in case you are unable to connect to the Microsoft Exchange Server, as working offline will then allow you to maintain a connection to the exchange server with proper synchronization. Lastly, you need not worry about the Internet Connection and its speed while working offline on Outlook.

Once, you read all the above advantages of working offline with MS Outlook, we are sure you would like to know the exact method of working offline. So, here we are describing the proper method of working offline in Outlook. First of all, you will need to open the Outlook and choose the Send/Receive Option from the Ribbon and select the Work Offline Option indicated there. After this you can easily work and process your Outlook emails. Once, you finish working offline; you can easily go online by again selecting the Work Offline Button. However, bear in mind while you work offline, you will not be able to send or receive emails in MS Outlook’s Inbox.

The method to work offline in MS Outlook might differ in different versions. Above mentioned method is the classic method to work offline in MS Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007 versions. On the other hand, in MS Outlook 2010 or 2013 versions, you will first need to open the Send/Receive Tab appearing on the right corner. Then, you will need to choose the Preference Group and select the option of Work Offline from the Drop Down Menu List.

In a nutshell, we can safely conclude that working offline in Outlook has several benefits that simply cannot be overlooked. Not only will you be saved from getting distracted by new email pop ups in the Inbox, but you will also get to enjoy your work without frustrations for waiting auto updates to end up. Most importantly, you get to speed up the overall responsiveness of all Outlook applications by simply working offline.

PST crashes can even occur when you are working in the offline mode

PST errors are rather random in Ms Outlook and they can easily occur while you are working in the offline mode. The best way to tackle them involves procuring a sophisticated Outlook recovery tool like the DataNumen Outlook Repair application. The cutting edge application can handle the most extensive incidents of PST data file corruption and is not overawed by the size of a compromised file.

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