outlook for mac 2011

Posted on 2014-08-18
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I have outlook 2011 on my mac configured for Exchange, Gmail, and Hotmail.  However, depending on where I am connecting from, Gmail and Hotmail will not connect sometimes likely due to the network preventing particular port connections.
During these times, Outlook continues to annoy me with a message that it cannot connect.  If I choose to do this offline, it will take all the accounts offline which is not necessary.  The accounts are configured correctly and will connect when i move to a different network.
Any advice?
Question by:ENTPF
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    by:Joshua Grantom
    You can keep Outlook closed or you can disable auto send/receive. That's really the only way around i can think of. It isn't designed to disable certain accounts at a time.

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    that wont work since I would need to actively be working in Outlook on the accounts that are working (including getting new mail).
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    Under Tools > Accounts > "Whatever account" > Advanced, you can change the auto send/receive frequency for each individual account.

    You would just need to change it back when you wanted it to fetch all mail.

    Another option, although slightly off topic is to pay for a private VPN and then you can connect to that from anywhere and your mail will always be fetched.

    Thats what I use.

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