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Microsoft Outlook Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with Microsoft Outlook and wondering how to fix it?” - Sara N., United Kingdom

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of Microsoft Outlook

For a long time, Microsoft has been at the forefront of developing great applications, playing a critical role in the computing industry. Microsoft Outlook is an email application that was developed by Microsoft specifically for the Windows operating system.

Microsoft Outlook is usually considered an “information and planning manager”, as it comes with a variety of features beyond a simple email client platform. Microsoft Outlook comes with many sub-applications such as a Calendar, Contacts Manager, where one can be able to store important contact information, as well as a Task Manager, that can help you arrange and plan your schedule.

Microsoft Outlook is used heavily in the office environment, especially on corporate “intranets” where colleagues can easily share information through a local network. Microsoft Outlook can be integrated with other business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange server.

With Microsoft Outlook, you can organize emails, set up appointments and meetings, and share information on the web through Microsoft SharePoint Server, which can be implemented on a variety of servers.

What Problems are Associated with Microsoft Outlook?

Some of the common errors that are associated with Microsoft Outlook include “server could not be found”, “server unexpectedly terminated the connection” and “timed out” errors. Other errors that users can experience with Microsoft Outlook are slow and sluggish performance where email applications can take longer to respond to various commands.

Some Microsoft Outlook users have experienced problems when emails fail to be deleted, even after a user has removed them from their inbox. This case happens when the folder containing deleted emails becomes corrupted.

Other errors involve failing to send and receive email messages. These errors are usually caused when incoming and outgoing mail server settings are incorrect. Thus, it is important to always ensure that the right mail server parameters are set and proper configuration is done.

These errors usually appear with an associated error code, which you should record in order to find the cause of the problem.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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