Disabled all add-ons except Microsoft ExchangeHaving emails stuck in Outbox is a pretty common issue in Outlook: you've wrote an email, clicked to send it, but it stays in the Outbox folder and Outlook is not sending the email, no matter what you do. After that switch to Outbox, right-click the message and select Delete. Symptoms When you send an e-mail message in Microsoft Outlook, the message may remain in your Outbox folder as shown in the following figure. When this problem occurs, the message remains in your Outbox folder until you manually initiate a Send/Receive operation (for example, press F9. Resolving Mac Outlook 2011 Issue When Mail is Stuck in Outbox Folder Outlook 2011 for Mac users generally come up with query that mail message they sent gets stuck in Outbox folder. It appears in outbox folder instead of sent items folder in Outlook 2011 account of users. The outbox is where messages go that are in the process of being sent. When a message has reached its destination, it will go to the sent folder. If your message never leaves the outbox, it may mean that you have entered an incorrect email address or have a problem with your Internet connection. I am transitioning from PC to MAC. Downloaded Office Suite 365. Outlook works fine for incoming mail but cannot send mail. (it goes into my Outbox,) I have checked the settings, changed the default port 25 to 587, which is used successfully by my PC, and then to 465.
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These days, messages are sent as soon as you .. err.. send them, so there's no longer a need for this limbo.
'Many of us are very particular about email delivery and want to know if we have messages waiting to go out.'
Isn't it more likely that many people assume their message has been sent, unless the Outbox appears?
Some people travel a lot, and find that the internet is actually not always available everywhere. In fact, it turns out that there are quite a lot of places where it's not. Furthermore, some people have things like corporate email servers which require them to be connected to a VPN to send email when offsite, which they are often not, whether because of lack of an internet connection or other issues. The problem is compounded by the fact that when you are frequently offline, Mail seems to do a somewhat bad job at actually sending things when you do come back online. Or so one might suspect, but it's hard to verify and even harder to report bugs when the outbox isn't visible to _show_ that you've got waiting outbound messages.
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There's also the case where you're using Mac Mail to access an Exchange server and your Exchange presence is down (this is the problem I had yesterday which left me looking for an Outbox to verify delivery.. or the lack thereof.. and is what prompted my solution.. yes, I'm the author of the hint). In this case, I had full internet connectivity, but the mail server was having problems and I needed to see the contents of the Outbox to know when things were working again, etc.
I have a corporate account that used to be like this in the old days. No VPN, no mail going out or coming. With time the corp IT changed and now we do not suffer the 'Outbox' issue.
The only times I really want to check my Outbox is when the mail does not go and that happens when there are problems and Mail shows me the box.
It is a nice to have option to show the outbox. I believe that Mail should have a setting to enable or disable it.
Rather than creating the bogus SMTP server couldn't I just take my Mac offline (turn off Airport and/or ethernet) and try to send an email using an existing server in order to get the Outbox to show? (I would try this myself but I already tried your hint and haven't figured how to remove the Outbox icon yet.)
I was able to do this more simply by: disconnect from broadband, send e-mail to self, Outbox appears and can be dragged into Favourites bar.
Remember to reconnect!
I didn't have to set a bogus smtp server, just turn of Airport (WiFi) on your computer or disconnect any ethernet cable or turn off any other way that you use to connect to internet. Send an email and automatically it will be sent to the Outbox that will appear, then just move it to the favorites bar.
It's a lot easier this way.
Thank you for the tip.
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No, thank you.
This is not working for me. I get the message that the server is offline, but no offer to send it later and no appearance of an Out mailbox.
I am returning to report that this morning the Outbox appeared when I opened the mail app. So I too now have one permanently!
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Nice tip, thanks!
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Great tip, extremely helpful.
Outbound mail seems to be a bit unreliable, so it's great to be easily able to see if there is anything stuck in the outbox.