- In Outlook, from the File tab, click Options.
- Click Trust Center, and then click Trust Center Settings.
- Click Privacy Options, and then enable the following setting depending on your version of Outlook:
- Outlook 2016: Let Office connect to online services from Microsoft to provide functionality that's relevant to your usage and preferences.
- Outlook 2013: Allow Office to connect to the Internet.
- Click OK twice.
Note If the Allow Office to connect to the Internet checkbox is grayed out, see the More Information section below for additional details on this setting.
- or -
0 - Do not allow user to access Office resources on the Internet (checkbox is unchecked and grayed out)
1 - Allows the user to opt in to access of Office resources on the Internet (checkbox is unchecked)
2 - (Default) Allows the user to access Office resources on the Internet (checkbox is checked)
NoteThe x.0 placeholder represents your version of Office (16.0 = Office 2016, 15.0 = Office 2013).
This option can also be configured by using a Group Policy setting. This Group Policy setting is located here:
Group Policy Setting path: Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office 20xx\Tools | Options | General | Service Options...
Group Policy Setting name: Online Content Options
Note The xx placeholder represents your version of Office (16 = Office 2016, 13 = Office 2013).
This setting also affects other features in Microsoft Office, including:
- Insertion of Online Pictures.
- Insertion of Online Video.
- Search for online templates.
- Certain document review and proofing resources.
Article ID: 2975407 - Last Review: Jan 13, 2016 - Revision: 1