Written By Mithilesh Tata
Updated on April 13th, 2021
Microsoft Outlook is an amazing email client offering various services to the users. Its hassle-free solutions help organizations and individuals to carry forward email communication across the globe. Using Outlook, users can share all the mailbox items like emails, events, journals, calendars, tasks, contacts, etc. But, there are some sorts of errors in every email client and hence in Outlook also. Here, we’ll carry forward our discussion about Outlook error 0x80040900 which occurs during send/receive operations.
It is one of the errors that appear in a frequent manner. It may appear even due to a small issue. However, it mainly arises while performing send/receive operations in Outlook. It throws the error message when the ports or mail server are specified incorrectly in the Account settings of Outlook. The error message code 0x80040900 is displayed as:
There are a variety of factors that can make the occurrence of Outlook 0x80040900 runtime error. Some of them are as under:
The error message 0x80040900 may be encountered during installation of the program, during abrupt shutdown or startup of Windows, or due to improper installation of Windows OS. You need to troubleshoot error in Microsoft Outlook to resolve the send/receive error.
Many users just start executing various troubleshooting process and forget to check whether they are connected to internet or not. So, be ensured that you are connected to a network connection and then proceed. You can do so by simply opening the browser and making a search for a website.
Sometimes, Antivirus application or Windows firewall blocks the email server, and due to which the error appears. So, you need to disable the firewall settings and turn off the Antivirus application so that you’ll be sure that no email server ports are blocked.
You need to follow the below-mentioned settings to successfully set up an email account.
Now, open the Account settings in Outlook and verify that the email account settings specified by you are correct by following the below steps:
If the issues are still not resolved, try out these solutions:
If the methods which have been explained above do not work, there are high chances that your Outlook profile is corrupt. To fix it, you need to repair the Outlook PST file. You can do so by using an inbox repair tool that is provided by Microsoft for free. It is also called ScanPST.exe. But, remember that scanpst.exe is applicable only for minor corruptions in the PST file. If there are severe corruptions in the Outlook profile, the inbox repair tool may not be helpful. In that scenario, you need to use a professional solution.
If nothing works, you can simply opt for an Outlook PST Repair software tool. It can repair your corrupted PST file irrespective of the severity of corruption because of its sophisticated algorithm. Also, the interface is quite intuitive and user-friendly so that it can easily be operated by both technical and non-technical users. It is available as a demo version for a free evaluation.
All the manual methods have been explained. Use them and if you are not able to fix the Outlook error 0x80040900, go for third-party Outlook PST Repair software. Thanks for reading this technical blog. I hope you found it useful and interesting.
About The Author:
Mithilesh Tata is an Email Migration and Data Recovery Expert. He has a keen interest in Technology & Entrepreneurship. Also, he loves cricket, music, and books.