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.
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.
Allow the ability to turn off Metered Warning. I use my laptop with unlimited data.
Jake Charlton commented
I have 3 Network connections on my PC. The main network, unmetered and ideally used for everything internet related. 1 goes to a LAN without an internet connection, marked as Metered. The other goes to another LAN that has a cell modem connected to the internet and is marked as Metered.
I temporarily lost connection to the main network. Outlook gave a yellow warning at the top about using a Metered Network and in offline mode temporarily. Thank you for that, that meets expectations.
Then I restored the Unmetered connection, but Outlook remained in offline mode.
I closed are resumed Outlook, still the metered connection warning.
I rebooted my PC, still the metered connection warning.
I unplugged the LAN with the Cell modem, still the Metered Connection warning.
I then pressed connect anyways, which put me online again, and then re-attached the Cellular connected LAN, and hoped Outlook would not use it.
1. Have multiple internet connections, some metered, 1 not.
2. Disconnect the unmetered network, observe metered connection warning.
3. Re-connect unmetered internet connection.
Metered Connection warning would go away and outlook would exit offline mode and resume as it had before the disconnect.
Metered connection warning would persist, until the connect anyway button is pressed.
It would be better to allow the user to switch off the warning. I mark my connection as metered in order to control downloading of updates. Emails are measured in MB not GB so the metered connection warning is superfluous.
Please, remove the "metered connection" warning once and for all, or at least please introduce an option to disable it. Like forever.
Have a way to repair or set your email to not have that appear that is easy to access for all forms of Windows.
STOP warning on metered connection, atleast give us an option to turn it off.
Disable or toggle 'Metered Connection' setting in Outlook so that devices connected to a cellular network can default to automatically retrieving mail without having to manually select the "allow this connection" button that pops up when you start Outlook - annoying and repetitive task which negatively effects the user experience.
As of writing this post, the only method (based on web query results) is to set the network connection as not metered in the network settings pane for Windows. This is not ideal as changing this field will result in other applications downloading updates etc, that would have been blocked due to the metered connection flag being set to true.
Get the application to work! How dare you decide you won't send my mail, when you think I'm on a metered system, and I'm not.
Conversion Update to Outlook 2016 - Metered Connection and upgrade flag - I didn't ask for this update, and now I cannot email anyone. I can receive email, but not reply. It says I have a metered connection but I do not. It says it is currently updating to Outlook 2016, and it will take 15 minutes or more, but it has been saying that for days!
Luke Walker commented
the option to Connect or refresh easily would be amazing, as trying to use my outlook 2016 while its disconnected and offline is really not helpful at all and I don't receive any e-mails! Don't know why these incredibly basic options are not available, but as my outlook decided that it will go to a metered connection disconnect I have started to notice the lack of basic options.
Seems abit pointless adding my email here as I cant receive any!
Luke Walker commented
How about not ******* off? I understand about my ******* tariffs and internet usage so I do not need you disconnecting my outlook because you THINK it may incur a charge with my provider! A warning would have sufficed not disconnecting me all together with no obvious way to select it to reconnect and ignore you ******* tools!