Outlook not downloading all emails from server Fix

Most of the time, we have come across a situation where we see that mails are seen when you log in to Mail Server. However, when we access the email account from the MS Outlook application, those mails are not yet downloaded from the server. You even notice that emails are sent through outlook. However, the emails are not received.

In this article let us discuss different ways of fixing the Issue with downloading the emails in MS Outlook.

Fix 1: Check your Internet connection

Make sure that the internet connection is up and running. If you see some issues with your internet, then refer to this link

Connected to WiFi But No Internet Connection? Here’s How to Fix it

If you see that you are able to run any other application requiring internet properly, and Outlook isn’t downloading emails, check the next fix.

Fix 2: Check the Mail Server

Most of the time this happens because of the Mail server. At times, the mail server fails repeatedly while dealing with heavy attachments or big emails.

Before proceeding to the next fix, make sure to check the status of your mail server.

You can check the status with the IT admin/ Network Admin in your organization. You can even directly contact your email provider.

Providers like Google, Microsoft display their server status online


Fix 3: Use Send/Receive option

Some users have reported that this fix helped them solve the issue with receiving emails.

Step 1: Open the MS Outlook Application

Step 2: Click on Send/Receive menu option

Step 3: Click on Send/Recieve All folders two to three times

Step 4: Click on Send/Receive Groups, and from the drop-down choose Inbox 






Check if the mails started downloading. If this did not help, check the next fix.

Fix 4: Alter the Account Setting

Step 1: Open the MS Outlook application on your PC

Step 2: Click on the File menu as shown below


File From Menu


Step 3: In the windows that show up, go to the Info tab

Step 4: Select Account Settings

Step 5: Then click on Account Settings again from the drop-down as shown below



Acc Info



Step 6: In the Account Settings that shows up, click on the account that is not able to download the emails

Step 7: Click on the Repair option and follow the instructions.



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Check if this resolves the issue. If not try the next fix.

Fix 5: Update Microsoft Outlook

Step 1: Open Outlook Application

Step 2: Click on the File menu option


File From Menu


Step 3: In the appearing window, Select the Office Account from the left-hand side

Step 4: Click on Update Options

Step 5: From the drop-down menu choose Update Now


Update Office Min




Step 6: Wait till the updates finish installing in the system

Step 7: Restart the application and check if the emails are downloading now.


That’s All. We hope this article has been informative. Kindly comment and let us know which of the above methods helped.

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