Outlook 2010 Unable to send or receive

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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.


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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 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/813514/error-occurs-when-you-send-or-receive-an-email-message-in-outlook-or-o.

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