Immediately send messages and check for new mail

Automatic checks for new incoming and outgoing messages occur at several possible times, such as when you start Outlook and at automatic intervals as defined in Send/Receive Groups. By default, when your computer is online, email messages are sent automatically when you click Send.

At any time, you can override the automatic send/receive intervals to immediately send and receive messages.

Send and receive messages for all accounts

  1. Click Send / Receive.

  2. In the Send & Receive group, click Send/Receive All Folders.

    Keyboard shortcut    To send and receive messages for all accounts, press F9.

To send all messages in the Outbox, but skip checking for new messages, use the Send All command instead.

Manually send and receive messages for one account only

  1. Click Send / Receive.

  2. In the Send & Receive group, click Send/Receive Groups, point to the account for which you want to send/receive, and then click Inbox.

Send and receive messages for all accounts

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, and then click Send/Receive All.

    Keyboard shortcut To send and receive messages for all accounts, press F9.

Manually send and receive messages for one account only

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, point to the account, and then click Inbox.

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