How to send emails that are stuck in the Outbox of Microsoft Outlook. It wasn’t sent at all. Try the following tricks to fix the messages that unknowingly get stuck in the Outlook outbox. lose and restart the Microsoft Outlook client. If the email is still there, try one of these tips.
Send emails stuck in Outlook Outbox
Emails you send might get stuck in the Outlook outbox if you open and close the email while it’s in your outbox instead of opening and sending it.
Email properties such as “To” and “subject” may be changed from a configured font to a regular font, and the “sent” status may be changed to “None,” which can restrict the email from being sent.
To send the email, double-click it, and hit the ‘Send’ button.
An email may get stuck in the Outlook outbox if the attachment is too large. Outlook allows 20MB, but some providers may block emails with attachments larger than that.
For general email performance, it is not recommended that you send an email larger than the 2MB size. So, when you try to send the email and double-click it, you get an error message saying-For general email performance, it is not recommended to send an email larger than 2MB in size. Therefore, if you try to send an email that is too large, you will receive an error message saying-
Re: Outlook error when trying to open or delete an emailSince Outlook tries sending the email to Outbox, you may not be able to open or delete it. To fix this, you can try disconnecting your Outlook from the email server.
- Go to Outlook Preferences
- Drag the email to Drafts
- Save the attachment to a network location
1] Go to Outlook Preferences
Make sure you are in the “Send/Receive” tab. In the “Preferences” section, click on the “Work Offline” button. If you double-click on an email and get an error message, try the following.
2] Drag the email to Drafts
Sign out of Windows, close Outlook, sign back into Windows, and start Outlook.
Now, hold the email and drag it to ‘Drafts.’ Go back to the ‘Send/Receive’ tab and click ‘Work Offline.’
3] Save the attachment to a network location
The email you saved is in the Drafts folder. To find it, click the Drafts folder and then double-click the email.
Right-click the attachment and choose ‘Save As’ option. Save the attachment to a network location and copy the path of the file in the network location.
Paste the path of the file in the email message body. Here, right-click the attachment again and choose ‘Remove’ option to delete it from the email.
If you have a message that’s stuck in your Outbox, you can fix it so it gets sent.
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