Monday, January 30, 2012

Resolve PST file errors to get access to Outlook

While working on your Microsoft Outlook, one day suddenly you get the message “No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.”. You try endlessly to send and receive operations but nothing helps. For accurate performance of Outlook, it requires to identify the root cause of this error message. Generally, this problem is related with Internet connectivity and account setting issues. Whenever, the settings are configured incorrectly then this problem may arises.

However, there may be some other reasons for the above error message which includes:

  • Incorrect settings of Anti-virus software
  • Outlook installation is damaged
  • Outlook profile is corrupted

You may also get some similar error messages which also caused due to the above reasons. These are listed below:

The server could not be found. (Account:account name, POPserver:'mail', Error Number: 0x800ccc0d)

Task 'server name - Sending and Receiving' reported error (0x800ccc0f): 'The connection to the server was interrupted. If this problem continues, contact the server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP). The server responded: ? K'


The operation timed out waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server 0x8004210a

To get a fix for all these errors, first check your Internet connection and your Mail setup account settings. If these are correct then you can try some other methods like to start Outlook in safe mode, delete any damaged email from your mailbox, check settings according to your Anti-virus vendor or finally if none of these works for you then it might be possible that your Outlook profile or PST file is damaged.

You can create a new Outlook profile and can import the existing PST file data into this new profile. But if your Outlook .pst file is corrupted then you need to repair PST file to regain access to Outlook. For this purpose, Inbox Repair Tool can be used to scan and repair the .pst file. But this utility can be helpful only when .pst file is not severely damaged.

Thus in most of the scenarios, when .pst file gets badly damaged then it become inevitable to use a solution which could recover the .pst file with precise qualities. An Outlook PST repair software from Stellar is a software with improved features for repairing and recovering corrupt .pst file. It provides unique features like recovered items preview through free demo version, recovery of selective items, advanced scan and repair within just 3 easy steps.

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