I have a problem.
In our company we use MS Exchange as a mail server and we’re away from the company network we can connect to Exchange via a special VPN software. This software disconnects pretty often. When I reconnect it takes quite a while for Outlook to figure out there a working connection. It does eventually but I have to wait for that to happen since I want to make sure a mail is being sent correctly.
I found out that setting “Work offline” on and off quickly makes Outlook connect a lot faster:
There’s this problem though – it’s tedious to go click on the menu and then on the menu item so many times per day. So a solution:
- Right click somewhere on the toolbar –> Customize:
- Make a new toolbar:
- Then the most unnatural step – drag the menu item from the File menu to the new toolbar:
- Press Ctrl while dragging, this way the button will be copied, not moved.
- That’s pretty much it. Now pressing the button quickly is very easy:
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Thanks, Misho it is very useful. I experience the same problems on the current work, and this hint helped me very much 🙂