There are times when emails don’t get downloaded automatically in Outlook. It does not automatically perform send/ receive operation to download emails from the server. When Outlook doesn’t update automatically, it really becomes difficult. So how to fix Outlook not updating automatically issue?
Many users have faced this issue with Outlook 2016. It does not update automatically when send / receive operation is performed to download emails from the server. This behavior of Outlook 2016 (or other Outlook versions too) occurs because of a damaged Send / Receive group within Outlook. To resolve this problem, you need to create a new send / receive group in MS Outlook.
Follow these steps to fix Outlook not updating automatically issue:
• In MS Outlook, go to File -> Options -> Advanced -> Send/Receive
• Create a new send / receive group in Outlook or click All Accounts group, then click Copy
• Type the new group name under Send/Receive Group Name, then click OK
• Enable both of this options:
• Click on Close -> Quit then restart your Outlook
Microsoft Outlook will now update automatically and you will be able to send / receive emails without any problems. Suppose the above fix hasn’t worked, then it means that the problem could be more serious. May be PST file is corrupted. In case the file is corrupted, then you can try to fix it by running inbox repair tool scanPST.exe. In case, the Inbox repair tool fails to fix the issue, then you need an Outlook Repair tool like Remo Repair Outlook PST to fix the PST file and subsequently the not updating issue.
Repair Outlook not Updating Automatically Issue with Remo Outlook Repair Tool:
Remo PST Repair software will securely repair corrupt PST file and fix Outlook not updating automatically issue. It is a read-only tool which doesn’t damage the original corrupt PST file throughout the repair process. Rather, it creates a new healthy file; thus the original file is left intact. The application also helps to repair Outlook not responding issue, Outlook work offline problem, Outlook freezing problem, and so on with ease.
Download Remo Repair Outlook tool and install it to your computer / laptop running Windows OS. Follow below explained step-by-step instructions to fix PST file when Outlook is not updating automatically in 2016, 2013, 2010 Outlook versions.
Step 1: Launch Remo Repair Outlook and browse your Outlook PST file using “Open PST File” or “Find PST File” or “Select Outlook Profile” option.
Step 2: Choose the storage path where you want to save the fixed PST file using “Browse” option, then click on “Repair” button.
Step 3: Once the repair process is completed, you can “Preview” the fixed PST file along with its items.