N/APosted on - 03/23/2012
I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview. After the installation, I cannot send or receive any mails in Outlook 2010. I always get an error:
Task 'Steve – Receiving' reported error (0x80042108) : 'Outlook cannot connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'
I can use my Outlook without any issues before the installation. I tried everything but it still receiving error. Any thoughts or ideas to this issue is appreciated.
Outlook 2010 Unable to send or receive
The error code 0x80042108 is due to a lot of reasons:
The user may not be connected to the internet or the network
The mail server is temporarily unavailable
The account settings may be incorrect
The user profile in Outlook could be damaged
The AV software configuration is not right
The Outlook Express was removed from the computer
The installation of Outlook Express may have been damaged
The user’s personal firewall software configuration is incorrect
Whichever of the reasons above might be causing the error code 0x80042108 you are encountering there are ways to have them fixed. For the step-by-step procedures to resolve the said issue, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813514.