Outlook Mailbox is Not Updating Automatically at Startup

Written by Lucy John on April 28, 2023

Real-Time Consequence:

"It seems to be very simple, but when I start the Outlook, it doesn't perform Send & Receive operation of emails automatically. Do I need to change the setting in order to update Outlook inbox automatically? Is it necessary to go for reinstallation or reconfiguration of Outlook 2010 application? Please help me!"

Outlook Emails Are Not Updating Automatically:


Sometimes, Outlook behaves erratically and when you start the app, it does not automatically execute send/receive functionality to fetch emails from the mail server.


Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 users can consider tones of factors for Outlook not updating inbox problem. But generally, if send/receive group in your Outlook is broken or affected, then it leads to long Outlook send/receive time intervals.

Also applies for Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2003, 2002, 2013 and Microsoft Outlook 2016.


Don’t be tensed if Outlook automatic send receive is not working in your Outlook 2010.

As a basic remedy Outlook 2010 users can go as per following instructions:

First, go to Send/Receive tab on Outlook ribbon bar; select Send/Receive Groups -> click on Define Send/Receive Groups… option. Then tick on Schedule an automatic send/receive entry and specify the time limit.

After enabling automatic schedule option, if Outlook fails to update inbox folder automatically, then try next technique and check the outcome.

Outlook Inbox Not Updating Automatically – How to Fix?

Follow this DIY method to resolve the Outlook not updating emails at startup issue:

Step 1: Open MS Outlook 2010 and right-click on Inbox folder and choose Properties option

Step 2: In Properties dialog box select the Administration tab, ensure Update mode under Automatic Folder Updates is set to Full

Step 3: In Automatic Folder Updates, hit on More. Now you will find list of all the folders along with Inbox

Step 4: Expand Inbox to get all folders under Inbox

Step 5: Check the folders that you want to have automatically and set them either to Full or Headers by clicking on None on the right side

Step 6: Exit from Outlook 2010 and re-open it to verify results

Note: If these settings are already enabled in Outlook 2010 and the same problem persists, then remove and re-add Outlook 2010 account and check the result. In case this method is not succeeded, you might have configured PST file improperly in Outlook 2010. So, create and configure Outlook 2010 email profile with the assistance of experts.

During the process, if you come across any situation like Outlook 2010 PST file corruption or don't have a backup of Outlook 2010 PST file data, you can make use of Yodot Outlook PST Repair software.

Outlook 2010 PST File Repair Software:

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Simple Steps to Fix Issues When Outlook 2010 Not Updating Inbox Folder:

Helpful Tips:

  • If you don’t know exact process, then do not try to configure PST file in Outlook 2010
  • Taking backup of Outlook 2010 PST file will help you at the time of data loss or corruption of Outlook 2010 data file or system issues

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