How to Add a Send and Receive Button to the Quick Access Toolbar in Outlook 2013

You may find yourself often clicking the Send and Receive button in Outlook 2013 if you feel that you aren’t getting your messages fast enough.

This button is located in the navigational ribbon at the far-right end of the Home tab.

But you might be interested in adding that button to the toolbar at the top of the window, too, if you think that would be more convenient.

This location is called the Quick Access Toolbar and provides you with the ability to put some commonly used functions in a location that can be a little more convenient for you.

So continue reading our tutorial below and see how to add a send and receive button to Outlook 2013’s Quick Access Toolbar.

How to Put a Send/Receive Button at the Top of the Screen in Outlook 2013

The steps in this article are going to show you how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar by adding a button that you can click to send and receive manually.

Outlook will still continue to perform its regularly scheduled send and receive tasks if you click this button.

Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.

Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.

outlook 2013 file menu

Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.

outlook options

Step 4: Click the Quick Access Toolbar tab at the left side of the Outlook Options window.

quick access toolbar settings

Step 5: Select the Send/Receive All Folders option in the left column, then click the Add button to put it into the right column. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply the change.

how to add send and receive to outlook 2013 quick access toolbar

Now that you know how to add a send and receive button to the Quick Access toolbar in Outlook 2013, you can make it easier to check for new messages manually within the application.

Summary – Adding a Send and Receive Button in Outlook

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Click File.
  3. Select Options.
  4. Choose Quick Access Toolbar.
  5. Select Send/Receive All Folders, click Add, then click OK.

Would you like to change the Outlook settings so that it checks for messages more often? Learn how to change the send and receive settings in Outlook 2013 and make the application look for new messages as frequently as you would like.

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