How to Refresh Outlook?

Hello, User of Outlook I try to find to refresh the mailbox in the outlook account but I didn’t get that. I have also read many articles but nobody says that how we can refresh the outlook mailbox.

I have an idea to refresh the mailbox and get a new mail update. first of all, login into your outlook account through the browser and save the password in the browser then refresh your browser you will see the update of your mailbox.

How to Refresh Outlook? When you use Microsoft Outlook as your office email patron or within your personal computer, you might have detected some deferral at times. It consumes your received email to reach compared to utilizing online facilities like Gmail/ Yahoo/Outlook. Com that characteristically automobile refresh your inbox records on each event a new email received from the accounts. In today’s article, I will explain the technique to empower your Outlook inbox to upgrade at smaller intervals of time so that your inbox remains up-to-date always.

Below we have offered a few Actions to make your Outlook inbox to get updated or refreshed:

How to Refresh Outlook?

First, you need to start the Outlook web program then click the Send or Receive button.

Then, you need to click Send or Receive Groups’ drop down box and then select “Define Send/Receive Groups.”

In every account, you have to click on “Schedule an Automatic Send/Receive each.”

Fix the value of their minutes to 30 to an even smaller number. Remember that assigning this value below 5 minutes may give rise to repeated entries inside your inbox.

After the shift, you need to close the dialogue panel.

Then, your individual Outlook Mail’s Inbox will automatically refresh within each time interval that you assigned earlier.

Increasing the Refresh Speed of your Outlook Inbox

It’s indeed probable to fix down an individual refresh speed of your Outlook inbox.

how do I manually refresh my outlook inbox To refresh your inbox in the interface, you only need to click the refresh button (rounded arrow) across the “Folders” on the left side of your mailbox page.

I’m afraid there is no such Refresh button in my on the web (accessed through Google Chrome browser). See the screenshot below. The only button across the “Folders” on the left side is a “+” button for creating new folders (not visible in the below screenshot because it appears only when the mouse is over). However, the Refresh button doesn’t exist! And it’s very very frustrating …

I used to have the Refresh button and relied on it massively in, before the migration last month to Am I missing something? is there a setting or something else that is not enabled?

I have seen above the suggestion to refresh the web page. Again, I’m afraid this is not what I need. I used the Refresh button before to make sure that emails I delete on the web or sent are immediately processed and synced to my account so other devices (like my mobile) would see these changes faster. Currently, I delete 10 emails in outlook web and because I don’t have the Refresh button I see them on my mobile for a pretty long time, i.e. minutes. I also used the Refresh button to check for new emails, reloading the whole web page is a bit more involved and not always desirable, as I might be in the middle of reading an email or even editing one.

How to refresh my Outlook inbox mail when it is not automatically updating

Unlike my when using my Google Mail account, it looks that my Microsoft Outlook 365 folders are not automatically updated with incoming email messages. It seems to me that any new email items are updated probably once in 15-20 minutes. I know that I can update Outlook by hitting F9 or use the Send/Receive All command. My question to you is how can I possibly set Outlook to automatically update its Inbox folder more often, if possible as often as Gmail does. If that’s not possible, can you explain how often mail check happens and how to refresh Outlook so that new inbox emails are shown as fast as possible?

If you ever used Microsoft Office Outlook as your PC e-mail client, you might have noticed some delay in your inbox refresh rate. Typically, it takes your incoming mail a bit more time to arrive when compared to web email services such as Yahoo Mail, Gmail and Those typically auto-update your inbox folder entries whenever a new email hits your mailbox.

In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to make your Outlook inbox update automatically in shorter intervals so that the latest incoming messages are shown once they hit your server.

Outlook inbox auto-update on Windows

  • Open  Outlook, and hit the Send/Receive button.
  • Click on Send/Receive Groups drop-down box and Select Define Send/Receive Groups.
  • Under All Accounts, Click on Schedule and Automatic Send/Receive every.
  • Change the Minutes value from 30 to a smaller number. Note that setting this value to less than 5 min might lead to duplicated entries in your inbox.
  • After changing Close the Dialog box.
  • Now your Outlook inbox will automatically refresh every 10 minutes.

Increasing the refresh rate of all your Inboxes

  • In the Send/Receive Groups dialogue (steps to open it explained beforehand), go to “Setting for group All Accounts
  • And then set the Schedule an automatic.. value to the required refresh rate. Again – beware of the fact that too frequent updates could lead to duplicated Outlook email entries; which are generally time-consuming to fix.
  • Auto-updating the Outlook calendar

    To ensure your Outlook calendar is always up to date, proceed as following:

    • In the Send/Receive Groups dialog, hit the Edit button.
    • Then in the left hand side, ensure that your email account is marked.
    • Then under Folder Options ensure that your Calendar folder is marked.
    • Hit Apply.

    Auto-update you Outlook global address / contact lists

    • Same as in the section above, just ensure that the Contacts folder is marked for auto sync.

    Note: You can always trigger an update of your email folder by hitting F9.

    Refresh email on Mac

    If you are using Outlook on macOS  to read your Gmail, Hotmail or Exchange email, you can shorten your Outlook folders synchronization interval, so that  auto update processes will be enabled and launched more often.

    Kindly proceed as following:

    1. Open Outlook for MAC
    2. In the left bar, you’ll note your GMail, Hotmail / or Exchange Account.
    3. Make a right click and select Account Settings.
    4. The Accounts dialog will appear, at the bottom right of the screen hit the Advanced button.
    5. Open the Server tab and set your sync interval accordingly as shown below – Note that for IMAP accounts (GMail and the minimum value is 2 minutes.
      1. Hit OK.
      2. Close the Accounts dialog.
      3. You are all set 🙂

      Manually update Outlook web app

      A couple of readers asked whether there is a possibility to trigger an auto update of the web client inbox. I personally don’t think that’s needed as emails are updated automatically, in the same fashion that Gmail or other web clients are.

      As with any web app, you can hit F5 to refresh your browser and update your unread email list.

      The above is applicable also for Outlook OWA users, whom connect to their companies Exchange server via their web browser..

      Additional Reader questions

      Refresh Outlook manually

      Couple of readers asked how to manually trigger an update of their mailboxes.

      On Windows:
      Update all Outlook folders:

      This procedure will trigger a Send/Receive action on all Online and offline accounts (could be exchange, Hotmail/, Yahoo, GMail) that are setup in your Outlook.

      Side Note: that you might as well define specific Accounts/Folders group and trigger an update on those specifically. For example – refresh only your private GMail account and not work Exchange during weekends.

      1. Open the Send/Receive tab.
      2. Hit the Send/Receive All folders button (or simply hit F9).
      Update a specific folder:
      1. Open the Send/Receive tab.
      2. Hit the Update Folder button.
      On macOS:
      Refresh your entire mailbox:
      • Enter the Home tab.
      • Hit the Send & Receive button.
      Update specific folder:
      • Open the Organize tab.
      • Hit the Sync Folder button.

      Use VBA to refresh your mailbox

      The method SyncObjects  can be used in order to sync one or more Send/Receive groups for a specific user. In case you are interested in building a macro to automate your auto syncs, feel free to ping me via the contact page.

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