Microsoft Outlook - Contacting the server for information

Issue

When working in Microsoft Outlook (switching between emails, opening a new email, clicking reply, etc.) following message randomly pops up and Outlook is unusable until it goes away (normally in 2-3 seconds).

Microsoft Outlook - Contacting the server for information

Contacting the server for information

Resolution

The issue was resolved by enabling option Don't download pictures automatically in standard HTML email messages or RSS items in Outlook's Trust Center

Microsoft Outlook Trust Center

File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Automatic Downloads.

Microsoft Outlook 2016

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