Outlook Errors – Resolving Time Out Messages

April 2nd, 2008 by Markus Leave a reply »

For many people there is nothing more frustrating than getting errors in their Outlook/Outlook Express. I have talked to people who have taken an hour to do a simple 2 minute email just because they kept receiving Outlook errors.

Generally Outlook errors are fairly simple things to fix so I will begin over the next few weeks to write some posts that will assist you if you are having trouble with Outlook errors. Today I will talk about a simple fix you can do if you ever receive a time-out error message.

Sometimes when you receive an error message in Outlook (something like 0×80040900) you may also receive a message beside it that says time-out error message. You may be able to totally fix this problem by increasing the server time-out setting, just follow these points below to resolve this problem;

Outlook 2000 (CW)

  • Go to the Tools menu, click Services
  • In the Services tab, select Internet E-mail
  • Click Properties
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Gradually increase the server time-out setting until the problem is resolved

Outlook 2000 (IMO)

  • Go to the Tools menu, click Accounts
  • Select the target account
  • Click Properties
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Gradually keep increasing the server time-out setting until the problem is resolved

Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003

  • Go to the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts
  • Click View or change existing e-mail accounts
  • Click Next
  • Click your POP3 account
  • Click Change
  • Click More Settings
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • Gradually increase the server time-out setting until the issue is resolved.

Outlook 2007

  • Go to the Tools menu, click Account Settings
  • Click to select the target POP3 account
  • Click Change
  • Click More Settings
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • You must now gradually increase the server time-out setting until the issue is fixed

Outlook Express 5.x and 6.0

  • Go to the Tools menu, click Accounts
  • Click the Mail tab
  • Click your POP3 account
  • Click Properties
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • You must now gradually increase the server time-out setting until the problem is fixed

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Here is a quick screenshot of the advanced tab in Outlook 2007 where you can alter the time-out settings;

Outlook 2007 Timeout Settings

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