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"connection to server has failed"?

This comes up when I try to check my email: The connection to the server has
failed. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol:
POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10061, Error Number:

Does any one know how I can fix this?

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Every time my computer comes out of standby, and I try to receive
mail, Outlook Express sends an error message that says connection to
sever has failed.
I tried closing and reopening Outlook and that does not help.
I have to reboot the computer and then it works normally.
Anyone know a fix for this?

When I setup the mail account, the account can send and receive email.
BUT, when I setup the email account in home it cant send email, but it can
receive email and show the following error message:
"The connection to the server has failed. Account: '', Server:
'', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error:
10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E"

What can I do?



I have a web mail service and i use outlook express to download my mesasages

I have been using OE for sometime now until 4 days ago. i thought it was a
problem with my machine and i did a system restore.

Afer setting up OE it keep getting the the following message

"The connection to the server has failed" with the following details
shown below

Account: Customer Service(Niko Consult)
User name:

Running XP Pro, receive this message when trying to send from OE6: "The
connection to the server has failed. Account: 'Richard & Lee-Ann Horowitz',
Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No,
Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E"
All email settings are correct, contacted ISP, have followed KB article
191687 as much as possible since we aren't running Windows NT, and any other
pertinent KB articles I could find, have reinstalled OE6, don't know what
else to try. Help!
LA Horowitz

I need some help with the following. I have 2 email accounts. When I'm at
home I used one and when I'm on the road I used the other one. Everytime I'm
at home and used email account2 to send messages I get the following error
The connection to the server has failed. Account 'accounname' Protocol:
SMTP, Port 25 Secure (SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number 0x800CCCOE
The ISP made a few recommendations but I'm still having this problem. I used
to be able to send emails without any problems. One of the suggestions was to
use my home ISP SMTP server. I don't want to be going back and for with the
SMTP servers. I have tried everything. The only thing I have not try is to
remove the software which I don't this its possible.
I have also tried to used my old version of out look which is outlook 97 but
I have the same problem.
Any help on this would be appreciated.


My granparents recently got a laptop and set up their Outlook Express. Up
until recently they were able to send and receive emails, and now they can
only receive. The following message appears when they try to send an email ..
The connection to the server has failed.
Account: '', Server: '',
Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10051, Error
Number: 0x800CCC0E

I've having a look with no success (i'm their grandaughter) Does anyone know
how to fix this?



I am having a tough problem with a Windows 2003 server. One of the
symptoms is that if I reinstall Apache, I get the Windows Installer error
"Failed to connect to server. Error: 0x800401F0." This is after installing
Windows Installer 4.5. I am constantly repointed to KB 319624, but that
article applies only to Windows 2000 Server. Since messing with things such
as DCOM permissions is tricky stuff, I am extremely reluctant to make
changes on a production server unless I know that it is safe. Does anyone
know if a similar article has been written for Windows 2003 or if those DCOM
permissions are okay for Windows 2003? If they're okay, I could use a

Hi all,

I have a problem arose recently: exchange server 2000 Sp3, Windows 2000 Sp4, 1.3 Ghz, 512Mb RAM is servicing 30 users. Several times a day random users (Outlook 2000 and 2003) does experience an error, the window says something like: "the connection to the exchange server has been lost..." and 3 buttons: retry, work offline and cancel. On retry the connection resumes. Although the error is not serious but it takes a minute or two for people to sit and wait for their mail to come alive. During the mail shortage the network has usual performance.
It does not look like a hardware productivity lack as perfomance monitor does not show any abnormally long queues. The application and system logs does not have any "criminal" events. Please advice where to look at.


When I log in to Outlook Express 6.0 to retrieve email, I frequently get a
message that says the connection to the server has failed......error number
0X800CCC0E. We have 2 accounts. Sometimes only 1 account fails. Other times
both fail. Sometimes it connects just fine.

This is a new problem in the last week. Has something changed? How do I
correct this?

error message is:-

The connection to the server has failed. Account: '',
Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No,
Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

I've contacted the email supplier ntlworld and their bit is working. I've
tried disabling norton internet security and that didn't solve it either. Any
ideas? This has just started after years of untrubled use.

I am a Netware fan. I see MS has finally incorporated some Netware qualities in their software. I am in Exchange 5.5 and am having difficulties. I can NOT connect to server in the Microsoft Exchange Administrator. When you first log in you get "What server do you want to connect to?". I enter STISP, because that is my servers name. Then, after a brief pause I get " A connection could not be made to the Microsoft Exchange Server computer STISP. The Microsoft Exchange server computer does not respond. Microsoft Exchange directory. Id No: DS_E_Communications_problem."
What do I do? This is two seperate sites that this has happened to me at. Same error. Can anyone help?Jeff

I am running Office 2007 and I have a problem with OUtlook.
I own my domain and host it through a reputable company and use IMAP to read
my mail as I ave mutliple computers in three locations and this is the best
way for me. One one machine, my main one I am having trouble in connecting to
the IMAP server. Often in the bottom right of the outlook window there is a
send/recieve error or I have to go to file->connect to... and then I will get
a pop-up, cannot connect to server.
Al ports on my ISP are open, and I use the default 143 and 25 ports for
IMAP. The hosts allows up to 20 open connections to the IMAP server. Has
anyone had this problem and does nayone know the reason or fix for it.
Pulling my hair out over here!

I am trying to change connection agreements to connect to server running
Exchange 2003.
When I follow the Exdeploy "configuring connection agreements to use new
server", I receive error message: ID no: c103aa1d.

EXdeploy suggests the following:
Under Exchange Server information, in Server, type the name of the new
Exchange Server 2003. In Port, type 379, which is the port Site Replication
Service (SRS) uses. Unlike other Exchange 5.5 directory services, SRS is
hardcoded to respond to LDAP requests only on port 379.

The use of port 379 seems to conflict with Q290295 which say's use port 390,
which is the port I use in ES5.5

Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

When some employees log onto our Remote Access Website I don't want them to
have the option to Connect to Server Desktops.

I do I restrict access to Connect to Server Desktops and Connect to Client

My exchange server 5.5 experienced a hard shutdown on Friday and now when someone from a remote location trys to connect thru Outlook 2000 to the server thru pop3 accounts they get "Unable to connect to server" message Error code 0x800ccc0e
Everything thing else appears to be working fine with the exchange server, consistency checked out ok etc.
I had a similiar problem before and the pop3 connectivity started working again on its own after about a week of downtime with no known reason for it working again.Any suggestions on how to get the pop3 connectivity working again?Thanks

I want connection to server o remain on after send and receive is finished.
Outlook 2003

IRegarding Outlook 2003, using MS Word as my editor, connected via an
Exchange Server...when I compose an email and don't send it immediately,
sometimes I get an error that says "Object Not Connected to Server" when I do
want to send it. It can be as little as 30 minutes between drafing and
wanting to send. I am not disconnected from the server -- everything else
works including polling on the application except that particular email. I
can't copy the receipients to a new email, and I can't send the original. I
end up having to re-type all addresses and copy/past the body into a new
email. Why does this occur and what can I do?

I have Windows XP Pro, with Office 2003. My antivirus is AVG (if that's
I have a hotmail account. The problem is that almost every time I go to get
my messages, I get the "connection to server could not be established". Then
I have to click "connect to hotmail" and go through all this.

Everything else works fine but this. Can anyone offer me advise?

How can I remove this message:
"you can Connect to server using the Network or use Offline or Cancel".

I always CONNECT but the next time when I access Outllok 2003 again I have
to do CONNECT gaian.

Is there anyway to remove this message?


While I can open my Outlook program, I cannot recieve email. I click
send/recieve and I get the following errors... "unable to connect to server"

I have tried to check the staus of my connection and there is nothing. I
have a laptop and don't know what else to try.

Argh! For 3 years, no problems--now, since 6/3/07, I cannot get my laptop to
connect to our microsoft exchange server for Outlook. My OS is Vista, and
I'm using Outlook 2003. No changes on our server, per our IT person. When I
open up Outlook, I am asked for my username and password as always. I
complete this, but Outlook is unable to connect to the server via http from
my home, giving me an error 0x8004011D (Unable to connect to server). Funny
thing is that, when I'm at work on our LAN, it works just fine. This appears
to just be a remote http issue. My internet works fine, all other features
of connectivity from home work fine. Another funny thing--if I enter the
wrong password upon opening up Outlook, it does not tell me this and ask me
to re-try. I just spoke with our IT person, who told me that he did update
the SSL for the exchange server last week--could this be the problem? If so,
what steps do I take to fix this. Thanks so much for any help.

I have been running OE ver6 on XP SP2 for some time now.
Last week I began having a problem. From bootup then opening OE it runs fine.
After a while it stops and give an error message indicating it cannot
connect to server (my ISP). Closing OE and reopening does
not help it requires full reboot to get it connected again. ISP checked
their side and no problem found.
What suggestions do you have to make repair? Help greatly appreciated.


I have Microsoft office professional 2003 and for about the past week i've
had two error messages in outlook. One when I open Outlook, I get "Qurb--in
use by another application". It lets me press okay and I can enter Outlook
just fine. Then lately for about the last three days I am getting an error
when i press "send/receive". It says "the connection to server was
intererrupted 0x800CCC0F. The server responded +OK 4218 octets". For the
past three days my Outlook hasn't been pulling any messages!!! Can any one
help please, this is my business account, need to retrieve those messages.

I'm using Outlook 2003, and work from home, connecting to my company's
exchange server via VPN (encryption, firewalls, etc.). I use Word as the
email editor.

If I draft an email, put in recipient addresses, and then leave it in draft
for a little while (minutes), I get a window that says "object not connected
to server". At that point, the recipient email addresses go away, and I have
to start the draft over from scratch.

Any ideas how I can keep this from happening?


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