How to Disable Auto Send/Receive of Emails in Outlook

Are you once again overwhelmed by the daily flood of emails in your inbox? Do you want to avoid the distraction of incoming emails while still having access to your calendar and the ability to send emails as needed?

To configure send/receive commands for email accounts, Microsoft Outlook is using send/receive groups for email accounts. In this article, you’ll read about how to disable the commands for appropriate groups. This way, you are still able to select the Send/Receive All Folders on the send/receive tab to deliver and receive all emails, but only when it suits you.


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Disable Auto Send/Receive step-by-step 

Step 1: In Outlook, select File and then Options.

 Step 2: Select Advanced.


Step 3: Scroll down and select Send and Receive.

Step 3: Click on the Send/Receive button to open Send/Receive Groups.


Step 4: Select your account from the list and uncheck include this group in Send/Receive (F9). You’ll find it under “when Outlook is online and when Outlook is offline”.

Step 5: Select Close and restart your Outlook.


Did you already know about this option? Leave a comment in the comment section about your experience!


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Aline & the Lookeen team

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