How to Fix Outlook Error Code 0x80042108?

Are you receiving an Outlook Error 0x80042108 while trying to access a PST file? Or getting given error message on the screen:

Error Message: SMTP server name - Sending and Receiving reported error (0x80042108): Outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this error message, then contact server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP)?

Outlook Error 0x80042108

Commonly, error code 0x80042108 in Microsoft Outlook evolves due to the enabled SSL authentication, Running Mode of Scanning Programs and other associated reasons which are given below:

Common Cause of Error Code 0x80042108 in Microsoft Outlook:

  • Corrupt Outlook user profile
  • Damage or corrupt Outlook data file (PST)
  • Enabled SSL authentication settings on your system
  • Internet security (Norton) or personal firewall software installed in your system
  • Corrupt registry or incorrect registry changes also cause Outlook error 0×80042108
  • Anti-spam add-in installed in Microsoft Outlook sometime conflicts with Outlook application and cause Outlook error 0×80042108
  • Virus or malware attack
  • Improper installation of MS Office

This kind of error can hamper the work, and even can mold the situation into the data loss.

Resolution to fix Outlook error 0×80042108:

  • Make sure that all the settings of Outlook's profile are correct
  • Repair the damaged or corrupted Outlook PST data file
  • Disable the SSL authentication
  • Enforce the right settings for scanning programs (especially Norton) like Firewall
  • Rectify the corrupt registry values by inputting the right one
  • Open MS Outlook in safe mode which disables the problematic plug-ins or add-ins
  • Remove Outlook profile and re-configure it again
  • Contact to ISP (Internet Service Provider)

Sometimes restarting system can fix errors, so we advise you to restart the system before going through any above method. Maintaining an Outlook profile and its settings are the essence of this article and also the resolution to fix Outlook Error 0x80042108. At last, always be prepared to tackle such errors in Outlook and apply the available methods (Scanpst.exe) to troubleshoot it immediately, But if in case if all these solution get failed then move to a third party utility Outlook file recovery.