Outlook Error 0x800ccc0f – The Troublemaker and Troubleshooter

The Outlook has been amongst the perfect desktop email application so far. However, problems in the client tend to take place not only due to the failure of the application or its programming, but sometimes due to the malfunctioning of an associated program also. In the following segment you will learn more about the scenario in which such erroneous messages occur, the troublemakers behind it, and applicable troubleshooters for it.

What Could Lead To Reported Outlook Error 0x800ccc0f?

The error number 0x800ccc0f appears on the screen when a send/receive gets failed to synhronize emails successfully in Microsoft Outlook. This error is also known as Microsoft's Catch-all error for it starts interrupting tramission of emails over a network.

Basically, this happens if any of the following condition is true:

  • Your ISP is blocking port 25.
  • Personal firewall installed.
  • Antivirus mail scan (especially in the case of Norton/Symantec).

Reasons Behind Sending Error 0x800ccc0f

Generally, the most common cause behind an MS Outlook send/receive failure error is discovered to be the dependent file corruption.

  • Dependent PST files are responsible for establishing connection between Outlook client machines with the Server and to carry out email transactions. But, when these shared dependencies (PST File) available on your operating system gets corrupted somehow, lead to failure of connection resulting in the occurrence of the discussed error.
  • However, you may also experience the reported error 0x800ccc0f in case of email corruption (email which may has the malware items embeded in attachment) detected on the POP3 server.
  • Another severest cause behind the occurrence of Outlook error 0x800ccc0f is damaged user profiles in Outlook application or faulty antivirus configuration.

Fix Outlook Email Send / Receive Failure Error

There are some possible fixtures that can troubleshoot this erroneous issue in Microsoft Outlook. You may try some to resolve the issue on your own:

NOTE: Always ensure that before trying anything you are not experienced at, create a backup copy of your data before applying any of the below methods to resolve the error.

  • Before trying anything in Outlook, make sure that nothing is wrong with your system and applications installed on it. Hence, run an updated antivirus program and scan your entire computer completely to free it from any kind of viruses.
  • Remove temporary files from Temporary Folder of your system and manually reach to all folders to clear out prefetched files from the system. This way damaged Outlook files available in the Temp Folder will be prevented from loading.
  • Also, by deleting the respective user profile from MS Outlook is a way to get rid of this error. Later, create a new profile and try sending out a test mail. If the issue was caused due to corruption of Outlook profile then this may probably fix the issue to a great extent.

Following the above mentioned troubleshooters should probably assist you at resolving reported error 0x800ccc0f. But, in any case you are facing any failure in accessing your Outlook data despite of all the trials then probably the problem is with:

  • Spam mail in your Outlook profile
  • Faulty Outlook account email settings
  • Corruption of the entire PST file itself

In case of PST file corruption, the only thing you can possibly do is use Inbox Repair Tool by Microsoft which will automatically be suggested on repeatedly accessing a damaged / corrupt PST.

What Next?

Scanpst.exe can only recover PST file that are less corrupted. Otherwise, there is a strict need of using a third party application to get rid of the Outlook error 0x800ccc0f. Outlook PST File Recovery is a suggested external program suitable to be used in such circumstances. The tool comes with the guarantee of resolving any level of PST file corruption without hampering its contents.