How to Fix Outlook Error 0x80040610 in 7 Simple Steps

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Key notes

  • The Outlook error could have occurred due to a weak internet connection or malware infection on the computer. 
  • This guide will explain all the methods to resolve the problem. 
How to fix Outlook error 0x80040610 in x simple steps

If you have encountered Outlook error 0x80040610, it will stop you from using Outlook even to send or receive emails. 

In this guide, we will discuss some potential fixes to get rid of this error code right after talking about probable causes. Let’s start! 

What causes the Outlook error 0x80040610 on Windows? 

There could be several reasons why you got this error code on Outlook; some of the common ones are: 

  • Weak internet connection – If your internet connection is unstable, you might get this error. Check the speed of your internet and contact your ISP to fix it.
  • Malware infection – Viruses on your computer might cause all kinds of issues, including this one. You need to run a deep scan using reliable antivirus software to remove the infection. 
  • Large and malicious emails – If you have malicious and large emails in your mailbox, you might see this error. Go through your emails and delete the unwanted ones.
  • Incorrect settings – If your email settings are misconfigured, you might not be able to send or receive emails and get this error code. 
  • Outlook data file is corrupt – If the Outlook data file is damaged, you might not be able to access emails, notes, and contacts on Outlook, hence the error. 

What can I do to fix the Outlook error 0x80040610 on Windows? 

Before moving to the actual troubleshooting steps, go through these preliminary checks: 

  • Check your internet connection.
  • Delete the large and suspicious emails.

1. Disable Windows Firewall and Antivirus temporarily 

1.1 Disable Windows Firewall

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and click OpenCP 0x80040610
  2. Select View by as Category and click System & SecuritySystem Security CP
  3. Click Windows Defender Firewall.WDF
  4. Now click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.Turn OFF 0x80040610
  5. Select Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) for Public and Private network settings.Firewall off and OK
  6. Click OK to save changes.

1.2 Turn off Real-time protection

  1. Press the Windows key, type Windows Security, and click OpenWindows Security open
  2. Go to Virus & threat protection and click Manage SettingsManage settings 0x80040610
  3. Toggle off the switch for Real-time protectionReal time protection off2

2. Start Outlook in Safe mode 

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box. OUTLOOK SAFE MODE
  2. Type Outlook.exe /safe and click OK to open Outlook in safe mode. 
  3. Try using Outlook now to send or receive emails; if you see issues, the PST file might be damaged. 

3. Check Outlook email account settings 

  1. Go to Outlook, and click File.File 0x80040610
  2. Then click Account Settings from the drop-down, and select Account SettingsAccount Settings
  3. On the Account Settings window, click ChangeChange Account
  4. Click More Settings, and go to the Outgoing server tabMore settings
  5. Place a checkmark next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  6. Also, click on the checkmark next to Log on to the incoming server before sending mailSMTP 0x80040610
  7. Restart the Outlook app. You can delete the settings and reconfigure the email account settings. 

4. Repair the Outlook app

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and click Open
  2. Select View by as Category and click Programs.Programs 0x80040610
  3. Choose Programs and Features, and click Uninstall a programUninstall a program
  4. Select Microsoft Office and click Change.Change OFfice 0x80040610
  5. Click Repair to start the process.Repair
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process. 

5. Fix the PST file with the Repair tool

  1. Close the Outlook app. Press Windows + E to open Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate to this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16Scan 0x80040610
  3. Locate and double-click the SCANPST.EXE file to run the Inbox Repair tool.Start
  4. Click Start. The tool will run a scan and shows you the error in the folders.

6. Change Server Timeout

  1. On the Outlook app, click File
  2. Click Account Settings, then click Account Settings.Account Settings 0x80040610
  3. Select ChangeChange Account
  4. Click More SettingsMore settings
  5. Now click Advanced, and use the slider for Server Timeouts to increase its value. 
  6. Click OK.

7. Create a new Outlook profile 

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and click Open
  2. Select View by as Small icons and click Mail (Microsoft Outlook)Mail 0x80040610
  3. Now, click Show Profiles.Show profiles
  4. Select Add button. Add profile
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the setup. 
  6. Again in the Control Panel, go to Mail, then click Show Profiles.
  7. Select Always use this profile to set it as the default profile.Always use  0x80040610

So, these are methods that you can follow to fix Outlook error code 0x80040610. Please let us know in the comments section below if you have questions or concerns about this error code. We will be happy to help! 

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