How to refresh my inbox mail in Outlook 2016?

If you ever used Microsoft Office Outlook as your e-mail client in your personal computer, you might have noticed some delay in the time it takes your incoming mail to arrive compared to when using web based services such as Yahoo/Gmail/ In this post, I’ll show you the way to make your Outlook inbox to refresh automatically in shorter intervals so it stays always up-to-date.

Here’s the steps to get Outlook inbox to automatically be refreshed:

  • Open the Outlook 2016, Click on Send/Receive.
  • Click on Send/Receive Groups drop down box and Select Define Send/Receive Groups.

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  • In All Accounts, Click on Schedule an Automatic Send/Receive every.
  • Change the Minutes value from 30 to a smaller number. Note that setting this value to less than 5 min might lead to duplicated entries in your inbox.
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  • After changing Close the Dialog box.
  • Now the Inbox in Outlook Automatically Refresh¬†every 10 Minutes.


  • To refresh the Inbox Immediately Press F9.
  • We can also go to Send/Receive and Click on Send/Receive All Folders, Which will Refresh Mailboxes.

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