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Outlook hangs on updating inbox

Important: Some of the information below asks you to make changes to your software and/or usage of them.

In those cases you can contact your ISP and ask what is wrong.

This issue is caused by installing one of the following updates that have been pushed out by Microsoft on 11/12/13: KB2837618 or KB2837643 If you have not already done so, please avoid this update for a bit until Microsoft corrects the issue.

If you cannot avoid the update, we will provide you with further steps regarding a temporary fix for the issue.

When you set this interval too short, a new auto check will take place before the previous one can finish and thus the send/receive tasks can accumulate so that Outlook is basically stuck in an endless synchronization process.

You shouldn’t set the automatic send/receive interval to less than 5 or even 10 minutes.

It has come to our attention that many Outlook 2013 and Office 365 users are having issues within synchronizing IMAP folders recently.

This appears to be happening across all hosts due to a recent update that Microsoft has pushed out to all of its users.

“Synchronizing folders” is the generic term for when Outlook is sending and receiving messages and when (if your mail account type supports it) uploads changes to the mail server.