Outlook Express & Outlook Send Receive Error (Solved)

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    July 19th, 2017
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    March 8, 2021
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Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express are both known email client in today’s world which not only helps us in connecting with the outer world but also is an efficient tool in making our day to day work easy.

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But like other applications, it also faces various types of issues. If something doesn’t work accordingly your Microsoft Outlook and OE will show an error.

And one of the major error that most of OE and Outlook users face is “Outlook Send Receive Error

So with this article, you will come to know how to resolve this Outlook send and receive Error.

What Is Outlook Express & Outlook Send Receive Error

Send receive an error in Outlook is nothing but a small error which occurs due to various syncing and other issues. There are various types of send & receive errors in MS Outlook that you may see like:

  • Outlook receiving error 0x80042108
  • Microsoft Outlook send receive error 0x800ccc0f
  • Outlook send receive error 0x8004060c
  • Send receive error 0x80040600
  • Outlook send receive error 0x8004010f
  • MS Outlook send receive error 0x80040610
  • No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it
  • A time-out occurred while communicating with the server
  • The server could not be found
  • Bug in update KB2412171 for Outlook 2007

How To Fix Outlook Send Receive Error

Microsoft Outlook send and receive error is a common and an annoying phenomenon and resolving it is not an easy task. But here, I would be telling you some of the best manual techniques to resolve this Microsoft Outlook Express & Outlook issue

Method 1: Checking Your Internet Connection

One of the first steps that you may need to take is to check your internet connectivity. For this, just open the browser that you use and go to any website. If the webpage opens at a normal speed. Then it is an indication that your internet connection is Ok. In this case, you need to move on to the second method.

Method 2: Deleting Spam or Suspecting Emails

Although the Outlook and Outlook Express are quite good is detecting spam emails but there are sometimes when your email client may virus or a malware-ridden email which is causing this Outlook Send Receive Error. So try to delete spam messages and emails

Method 3: Disabling Anti Virus Email Scanning

Integrating anti-virus with Microsoft Outlook or OE has some disadvantages so it is always suggested not to use or integrate an anti-virus in email clients.
But if it is integrated then follow these steps to disable it:

For Outlook 2003 & Older Versions:

  • Click on “Tools”
  • Scroll down to “Options”
  • Click on “Advance Settings”
  • Now select “Add In Manager” or click on “COM Add-Ins” button
  • And disable the required add in
    Note: Most probably the anti-virus add-in is located in “COM Add-ins”

For Outlook 2007

  • Go to “Tools”
  • Scroll down to “Trust centre” and choose “Add-ins” which is shown on the left pane
  • Now scroll down at the bottom of the page and click “Manage” and disable the add-in

For Outlook 2010 And 2013

  • Go to “File” menu
  • Go to “Options” and select “Add-ins”
  • Click on “Manage” and scroll down to “add-in category” and disable anti-virus add-in

Method 4: Review Firewall Settings

Sometimes firewall blocks incoming and outgoing emails from MS Outlook and Outlook Express which causes send receive error in outlook. So do have a look, whether your email clients are kept under exceptions or not.

Method 5: Reviewing Email Settings

If your account is not configured properly then there are good chance that you will receive this Outlook send receive error.

  • Check the email address with which the account is integrated
  • Review the type of email account: IMAP, POP3 or HTTP
  • The review you email id and password
  • Check the name and address of the email account: IMPA or HTTP or POP3
  • Review email port numbers

if everything seems ok then I would suggest you to reconfigure it again from scratch after deleting your profile.

Method 6: Starting In Safe Mode

Starting in safe mode help users detecting and fixing problems generated during a fault startup. To start Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express in safe mode, user have to hold on the CRL key and click on application shortcut. As soon as you will click, you will be asked whether you want to start the application is safe mode or not. Click “Yes”

Method 7: Deleting Outbox Emails

Sometime when you send a heavy file through MS Outlook or Outlook Express, it get stuck in the outbox. And deleting it becomes hard. And sometimes these unsent files may create Outlook send receive error 0x80040610. To make that possible, first enable the “Offline mode” of MS Outlook / OE and then delete the file.

Method 8: Changing Server Time-Out

Server time-out is basically the time limit defined for Outlook to wait for its server to respond when sending or receiving a file. By default, the time mentioned is only 1 minute which is very low for big files. So increasing the server time-out to 2 or 3minutes is always a good option.

Method 9: Repair Using MAPI Repair Tool

If your mapi32.dll file is corrupt then there are chances that you will be facing Outlook Express Send Receive Error. To resolve this, run MAPI Repair Tool which you will find under C:\Winnt\System32 or C:\Windows\System32 folder.

Author’s Verdict

The above share methods are one of the best methods to fix send receive the error in Outlook.  However, these techniques might not work, if your files are corrupted. For that, you might have to go for a recovery tool.
Outlook Express users can go for DBX recovery tool or you may check out this article Outlook Express: Repair Corrupted DBX File

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And MS Outlook Users may opt for Outlook PST repair tool or may check out this article How to Repair PST File if SCANPST.EXE Fails?

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Hope you liked this article and if you have any questions regarding how to fix outlook send receive error, you may mention it in the comment section.

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