MS Outlook is generally used as a de-facto standard and the email tool for exchanging the corporate emails. Given its ease-of-use and popularity, organizations across the globe widely use it for emailing and calendaring purposes, among others.
While MS Outlook offers a broad array of useful features with great ease of use, but, sometimes, we encounter some errors in the Outlook’s functioning due to which sending and receiving emails comes to a halt. Most organizations have specialized engineers to troubleshoot and fix the MS Outlook errors, but, there are some common errors which can easily be fixed with a few easy steps.
This guide provides an insight on the common MS Outlook errors and the steps to resolve them.
1. Send Receive Error
Most of the times one receives this error message is when they are trying to send an email to a user, but, it does not go through. This error is usually related to how the email message has been formatted.
To fix this error, first of all check the destination address which you have mentioned. Sometimes, this error is generated because of the incorrect destination address. Some advanced versions of MS Outlook identify the incorrect email address and let users know that the destination address is unrecognized. But, all versions may not be able to do that; therefore, you would have to check the destination address yourself if you want to fix send receive error.
Sometimes, this error comes up if you are sending the HTML based email message and there is some problem with its HTML formatting. In such scenario, one should change the format of the outbound to a plain text from HTML. This will resolve the error message.
2. Outlook Keeps Asking For Your Password
When this error occurs, users are prompted to provide the password every time you try to send the email. This problem arises when the Outlook is not configured to store the user’s passwords.
Usually, when you link your Outlook account to POP3, you are required to enter the name of the user, the password, your email address, incoming mail server, username, and password. While entering the details, a checkbox is provided, which when checked stores the password associated with the user and do not ask for the password every time. But, if this checkbox is left unchecked, you are prompted to provide the password every time while sending the email.
To resolve this issue, navigate to “Control Panel” and then click on the “Mail” option for editing your Outlook profile. Here, while providing the username and password, check the box in front of “Remember My Credentials”
3. Errors Arising Due to Problematic PST Files
Sometimes the error in the Outlook arises due to the problematic PST files. When the Outlook’s data storage file, that is, the PST file gets corrupted, then an error message is displayed similar to the following:
The best solution for the corrupt PST file error is the “scanpst.exe” tool. This tool scans the entire Outlook’s file structure and database to identify the problematic PST files. It also helps in recognizing the exact error location and helps in finding out that whether the error requires a repair or the data has become corrupt. Scanpst.exe program comprehensively reviews the current state of the file structure and lets the user know that exactly what the problem is.
4. Outlook Not Implemented
While trying to open the MS Outlook, sometimes users get the message that “Outlook nit implemented”. This is an indication that Outlook has been damaged and thus, it can’t be opened.
You can fix this Outlook error message through the control panel. If you are using Windows OS, you can fix this issue by opening the “Control Panel”, and then navigate to “Programs”, then “Programs and Features”. (In Windows 8 and further, you can directly click on “Programs and Features”)
Here, select the “Microsoft Office” and then click “Change”
Now, choose “Repair” and click “Continue”; follow the further prompts to repair your MS Outlook implementation.
The aforementioned errors are very common and MS Outlook users encounter them from time to time. But, now that we have discussed how you can easily resolve these issues, you won’t face any hassles and your work would not be impacted due to these issues. With this free guide of MS Outlook tips and tricks to pull out from your pocket, you may not get overwhelmed if you suddenly face MS Outlook issues.