Often Outlook (and Edge browser as well) will think I'm still on a metered connection after I've connected to WiFi. This usually keeps the apps offline even if I say it's ok to continue. Also provide proper sync on metered connection with Outlook 2016
Only rebooting the PC will help solve the problem.
We need some sort of solution to this issue. Having missing and/or delayed emails on a proper connection is intolerable in this day and age.
We need some sort of solution to this issue. Having missing and/or delayed emails on a proper connection is intolerable in America in this day and age.
We need some sort of solution for this issue. Missing and/or delayed emails is not tolerable in this day an age.
Zaid White commented
We need a solution for this ASAP , it's not acceptable!
Provide a work around for those who require a metered connect to whitelist office 365 outlook. Having a metered connect is enuf aggravation, please don't add to it!
Anthony nz commented
When starting outlook on a mobile/3G or "metered connection" (as specified in the settings of the currently connecting network), Outlook will prompt before connecting to the mail server to deliver or receive email.
There is a banner notification that you must check "Connect Anyway" on to continue using Outlook with the metered connection.
We need the option to select "remember this choice for this network".
I have frequently forgotten to check the "Connect anyway" button when I've quickly logged in with a mobile device pairing to specifically flick off an email, and found that it's still in my outbox when I return to the office.
Carlos Figueras commented
Please allow us the option to override the metered warning in Outlook.
Cor Bryant commented
Add a metered connection option that will allow us to bypass the "connect anyway" message and just download mail.
It's quite sad that I had to make my LAN connection metered just to stop your horrendous update practices. You've chosen to make Windows 10 update whenever it wants, regardless of the schedule or any other attempts to control it. The downtime my organization was experiencing prior to making the connections metered was staggering.
This is why I'll be moving my company to Linux in the coming months. You'll find there are many IT professionals planning the same move. We're taking control of our infrastructures and OSes back. Like it or not. Cloud based applications mean that we don't need Windows anymore. Only a browser, and a light Office stand in.
Congratulations, you took your monopoly on the market and built a ****.
I would like an Option to allow apps like outlook to automatically download emails without any warning over metered network (cellphone as hotspot, datacard etc.) and don't want to set the network as non-metered network.
Glyn T commented
Currently you cannot set Outlook to automatically download emails on a metered network, such as your cell phone as hotspot. You either have to set it as a not-metered network (and download large updates) or click an annoying error message every time, which seldom works first time.
Ryan Bath commented
I have an Laptop that has built in 4G capability. I have an unlimited mobile data plan for the laptop. It is the only internet connection I use.
Unlimited mobile data plans are now common place I am sick of working for an hour only to realise I have not been getting mail because its blocking a "metered" connection. this is such a 2016 feature, lets get into 2018 Microsoft.Give us the ability to turn off or on this feature.
Gregg de K. commented
An option (via GPO OK) to automatically connect outlook on metered connections should exist. I am sure many corporate users as myself couldn't care less about data charges resulting from e-mail on through their broadband connection.
Jonas Norström commented
Please fix the issue clearly described here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d6f384ff-fefc-4113-bdda-4133e9b13233/office-365-updates-dont-download-for-metered-connections?forum=Office2016setupdeploy
The reply you sent me while blocking the idea from being posted, that I cannot reply to in any way, is not relevant:
(Primary) Outlook consumer issues, http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/outlook - the issue is described there for over two years, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_other-msoffice_custom/office-update-and-metered-connection-conflict/02083924-7dff-4539-97f9-2e67f346e99e, but still not recognized as an issue.
Outlook 2016 Insider builds, http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_insider - This is not an insider related issue
Outlook for IT and Exchange professionals, https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=outlook - the above referenced post is from technet, still no action from Microsoft
Outlook for Office 365 business subscription plans, https://community.office365.com/en-us/f/158 - this forum is not online (getting connection refused error) and I do not have a business subscription, which as also clearly described in the referenced post disqualifies me from posting there.
So maybe you can recognize this as an idea for improving Outlook instead of referring me to forums that either are irrelevant or that you ignore.
Oliver Townshend commented
Create an option to allow mail to sync on a metered connection.
Without Outlook and Office nagging whenever metered connections are on, but everything else ignoring it (OneDrive, Windows Update), it's time to have some choice as to how it works without having to disable it in windows network settings or the registry
Rich Pearson commented
Allow me to prevent Office using up my data allowance when I'm out on the road, by providing a option to give me more control over when Office downloads updates. For example: "Do not update when connected to a VPN or metered connection"
There needs to be a way to shut those annoying and unnecessary warning messages off. (ie. Metered Network warning and Updates Available.)
It is 2017. I have a LTE module in my notebook to access my mail account. I don't want to click every time it switches to mobile network on that button, which can be quite often because the windows networks manager also is broken.
At least give me an option to disable it somewhere.
The offline mode for metered connection needs to be configurable. I don't want this behavior at all for instance, as I have a "metered connection" e.g. LTE modul in my Notebook to access my mails.
A setting which you can choose to have outlook still connect online while your system is set up under a metered connection, instead of going in offline mode. I used metered connection on my pc for a while to save data, but would like to still receive emails, without having to choose to connect every time I open outlook.
I work with the LTE modem every day. Outlook 2016 warns you that the limit is a connection and does not receive/send mail until you turn it off. The connection does have a limit of traffic, but the mail, the sites, the updates to the antivirus bases, and the messengers are quite sufficient. I wouldn't want to do this, so I wouldn't have enough traffic limit.
I'd like to be able to leave a Limitirovnnoe connection without changing its settings, but I would be able to turn off the limited connection notification in Outlook 2016.