Just Set Up Outlook and It Sends but Won’t Receive Mail | Help!

Unfortunately whenever you install a new program things don’t always work the way that they should. One good example is when  you install the new Microsoft Outlook and find out that you can send email out fine but you aren’t receiving anything. It may not make you feel any better but you aren’t the only one that has had this problem.

Hopefully you have reached this before having gone to the trouble of uninstalling and reinstalling or adding and deleting profiles. If this is your problem this is a five minute fix that can save hours of troubleshooting not to mention the frustration.

Install Microsoft Outlook 2016

If you haven’t already done so Install Microsoft Outlook like you normally would. Fill in the information for your main email account and have Outlook ready to go when it is done. Ready to go that is except for the small problem of sending mail and not receiving. Once the installation is done check to make sure that you don’t actually receive the test message that Outlook sends out by default. The problem may actually no longer exist. Stranger things have happened.

What To Do Next So Outlook Will Send and Receive Mail

It seems that outlook actually has something selected by default that it shouldn’t. In all of the cases that I have come across this five minute procedure fixed the problem.

right click inboxOpen your account to where you can see the folders. Right click on top of Inbox. This will open a context menu usually to the right. Locate and regular click on IMAP Folders. This will bring up the IMAP Folders box which is where we need to be.

IMAP BoxAt the bottom of this box you see the “When displaying hierarchy in Outlook show only subscribed folders.” selection is selected. Click on top of the check mark so that this is selection is no longer checked.

Once you have removed the check mark click “Apply” then “OK” and you are done. Hopefully this was the sole problem you were experiencing and once back into your Outlook you can press send and receive and the world will once again be right.

What Do I Do Next If Outlook 2016 Is Still Sending But Not Receiving Mail

There are a multitude of different reasons that Outlook has difficulty sending or receiving. Providing a single answer that is going to solve your problem is impossible. There are other things that you can try in order to make Outlook work correctly. The article Help Outlook 2016 Will Send But Not Receive provides some of the more common solutions that may help.

Having A PC Helper May Not Be a Bad Idea

How long did it take you to find this article? Hopefully this was the first place you happened upon and you haven’t spent hours on this problem like many others have. Either way you can see how a small problem like this actually costs not only a lot of hours but hair pulling as well. Perhaps having a PC Helper that you can call on isn’t that bad of an idea? PC Helper 123 is here whenever you need us.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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