Of course, you can’t fully send emails from Outlook if the computer isn’t connected to the Internet … but it’s surprising how many people don’t know they can write and click Send any time – whether the computer is connected to the Internet or not.
We often use the relatively interruption free time on planes to catch up on emails. Outlook will run quite happily using the locally stored copy of your data (Email, Contacts etc.).
During this ‘offline’ time you can read, reply, forward and make new emails.
Any messages you send will sit in the Outbox, like this recent ‘end of flight’ example with 31 messages awaiting a connection.
Peter’s personal record is 73 messages written during a flight from Sydney to Singapore.
When the computer and Outlook is connected to the Internet again, Outlook should automatically send the messages out.
Of course, this doesn’t work with browser based email which usually needs a connection. It’s another reason why it’s good practice to link your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail/Outlook.com email with Outlook. This keeps a copy of the messages on your computer for faster and offline access.