Connection error in Microsoft® Outlook
What is the connection error message in Microsoft Outlook and how can it be fixed?
There may be many errors while using Outlook. Out of all, the connection error is a major one. Outlook could be used as an email application and could be used for sending and receiving emails. The latest version of the Outlook is Outlook 2010. You need to install only the genuine version of the product, otherwise lots of errors would come up during its use. You have to keep it protected from all kinds of threats since these threats would cause the changing of Outlook configuration and some times connection issues. If the Internet connection has any problems, that would lead to error in connection and the issues with server are other causes. You need to solve all these things. It is seen that some of the non genuine add-ins would make issues in connection and would generate the errors.
Below are discussed some tips to solve the connection error in Outlook.
- Check for proper Internet connection
- Solve server and ISP issues
- Try to start Outlook in safe mode
Check for proper Internet connection
If there are issues with the Internet connection, you would receive the connection error in Outlook. You would take the browser and try to access the websites. If you could not do so, then that means that you do not have proper connection. So, in order to trouble shoot that, check the modem, router, network cables etc. You would also get the reason for not connecting by running the Network Diagnostic tool. When you solve such issues there would not be any connection errors.
Solve server and ISP issues
If the Outlook is not able to connect to the server, that would also cause the errors in connection. So you have to make sure that the Outlook is configured correctly with the server. You have to make sure that all the configurations are correct. Sometimes, the firewall or the ISP’s router would be the cause of connection errors in Outlook. You need to contact the ISP and ask whether they have blocked the port access for connection.
If there are any issues with the Outlook, you coult try to start the Outlook in safe mode. To do so, click 'Start' and then go to 'Run'. In that, you have to type 'outlook.exe /safe' and press 'Enter'. In safe mode there would be customization of toolbar, add-ins or the preview pane. If there are any problem causing add-in or third party software, then that would also be shown and you could take the preventive measure for that. So if there are connection errors causing add-ins, they could not come in to action and the issue would be solved.
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