Connector error message in Microsoft® Outlook
What is Connector error message in Microsoft Outlook and how can it be fixed?
Outlook is one of the mainly used email application. This is one of the application with Microsoft Office pack. You can also install this separately from the Internet. The Outlook Connector is a free service which is from Microsoft. This is for those people who currently have Windows Live Hotmail accounts and want to check the email by make using of Outlook application. In default, the Outlook would not connect to the Hotmail accounts automatically. But after installing the Connector, you can send and receive emails in Hotmail through the Outlook. This is compatible with all other versions from Microsoft Outlook 2003 and higher.
Read further to know about various issues with Outlook Connector and tips to solve them.
- Issues with connector
- Try to install the updated Connector
- Modify the Registry
Issues with connector
There are some issues with Outlook Connector. Sometime the Outlook Connector would not appear to connect and it would not synchronize the email account in the Outlook. This would be due to zipping requests which are being sent by Outlook Connector to the server. It would happen when you open messages having the zip files. You need to perform some registry modifications. If the Outlook Connector is outdated, then that would also cause issues. In some conditions, you would not be able to send email using Connector and would receive error message.
Try to install the updated Connector
There are chances that whenever your Outlook Connector becomes outdated or need updating, you would get error message. In such situations, you have to use the updated version of the Microsoft Outlook Connector. Then go to the web page from where you downloaded this version of Outlook. Look for the updated version of Connector there and download it. Then, double click it and follow instructions to install it. Then start the Outlook and try to send email from Hotmail. There would not be any error.
Type System Restore in the search box and then click link for System Restore. Then click 'Open System Protection'. Select the drive form the restore point and click 'Create'. In the field of description, type 'Outlook Connector Registry Change' and click 'Create'. Wait till the restore point is created. Then go to registry editor and choose the key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware Microsoft Microsoft Office Outlook Connector in left pane. Select 'Edit' and highlight 'New'. Then select DWORD value and enter ZipRequestDisabled. Then press 'Enter' and after that click 'Modify' present in Edit. Type 1 and click 'OK'.
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