Initiate a send/receive

If you have configured your accounts to automatically check for new items and perform other tasks on a regular schedule, you can start send/receive manually.

Note: Some types of accounts, such as Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and calendar publishing, will not check for new items each time a send/receive is initiated. These accounts might include information from the servers that they use on how often Microsoft Outlook should check for updates.

What do you want to do?

Start send/receive for all Send/Receive groups

Start send/receive for a specific Send/Receive group

Start send/receive for a specific account

Start send/receive for the Microsoft Exchange Address Book

Start send/receive for downloading only headers in the current folder

Start send/receive for downloading all marked headers

Start send/receive for downloading marked headers in the current folder

Start send/receive for all Send/Receive groups

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

    Keyboard shortcut  F9

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Start send/receive for a specific Send/Receive group

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, and then click the send/receive group that you want or point to an account.

  • Click the action that you want.

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Start send/receive for a specific account

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, point to an account, and then click the action that you want.

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Start send/receive for the Microsoft Exchange Address Book

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, and then click Download Address Book.

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Start send/receive for downloading only headers in the current folder

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, and then click Download Headers in this Folder.

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Start send/receive for downloading all marked headers

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

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Start send/receive for downloading marked headers in the current folder

  • On the Tools menu, point to Send/Receive, and then click Process Marked Headers in This Folder.

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