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Ways to Fix Outlook Error 0x800408fc

Outlook error 0x800408fc is a common issue that is found in different Outlook versions, including 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013. The fact that it happens even without altering any settings in Outlook Network, it might seem like a serious error at first. Another possible reason for its occurrence is when you mentioned incorrect mail servers in Outlook settings.

In this article, you will get to know of all the various methods that can fix the 0x800408fc error. It also includes the usage of application software that can fix the issue with ease.

Methods to fix Outlook Error 0x800408fc

You can use several methods to fix Outlook send/receive error 0x800408fc. Before you learn about any method, you must ensure to specify correct mail server settings for your email account. Here are some of the efficient methods that you can use.

Method 1: Disable TCP/IPv6 Protocol

One of the most effective ways to fix error 0x800408fc is to disable the TCPIP/IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) in your active network adapter. The following steps will guide you through implementing it.

Step 1: Press 'Windows' and 'R' keys, to open the Run command dialog box.

Step 2: Write 'ncpa.cpl' in the box and press 'Enter.'

type ncpa.cpl in run dialog box

Step 3: Now, double-tap on your active network adapter.

Step 4: Click on 'Properties.'

open properties

Step 5: Uncheck 'TCP/IPv6' and click on 'OK.'

uncheck box TCP IPv6

Now, launch Outlook to check if the issue is resolved or not.

Method 2: Change Mail Server Ports

The second most efficient way to fix the 0x800408fc error is to change the incoming/outgoing mail server ports in the Outlook mail program. Follow the steps to know how to do so.

Step 1: Open Outlook.

Step 2: Click on 'File' and open 'Account Settings.' You will see an email tag.

open account settings

Step 3: Double-tap on your email account to change its settings.

Step 4: Click on the 'More Settings' tab.

Step 5: Now, in the 'Outgoing Server' tab, select the box named 'Outgoing server requires authentication.'

open outgoing server and check the box

Step 6: Open the 'Advanced' tab and implement the following settings.

Step 7: Check the box 'This server requires an encrypted connection SSL.'

Step 8: In case you are using an IMAP account, set the Incoming Server Port to 995 or 993.

Step 9: Now, set 'Use the following type of encrypted connection' to 'SSL.'

Step 10: Tap on 'OK' to save changes and restart Outlook.

Method 3: Check that the Mail Server is up and running

Another effective way to fix the 0x800408fc error includes examining the 'ping' command. It helps you to check if the mail servers are easily reachable from your network. For instance, if the name of your email server is 'mail.example.com,' when you write it in command prompt and press 'Enter,' you will get 'ping mail.example.com.'

Now, if you don't get any revert from the mail server, but you can visit other internet sites by using your web browser, then it's a different issue. In such a case, you must check your firewall settings. You can also speak to your email service provider to check whether the mail server name is correct or not.

check mail server network connection

Method 4: Try the professional Outlook repair tool

If you want to repair PST files, various DIY ways can help you with the process. Depending on the cause of the corruption of PST files, DIY methods may not be the best solution to solve the problem. In such cases, you can use the repair tool.

Wondershare Repairit for Email is amongst the best software applications that can repair PST files.

The main features of Repairit for Email:

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  • Repair damaged PST & OST Files in Outlook in all Email corruption scenarios, such as hard disk crashes & bad sectors, virus attacks & tojan horse, outlook corruption & malfunctions, improper shutdown procedure, etc.

  • Restore Outlook emails deleted for a long time and extract the email messages, folders, calendars, etc. within seconds.

  • Restore Outlook Emails deleted for a long time with a very high success rate.

  • Repair emails in bathes without size limits and support to preview all of them before saving.

  • Compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11, Windows Server 2012/2016/2019, and MacOS X 10.11~ MacOS 12 (Monterey).

To do so, download Repairit for Email and follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Add PST files

As when you launch the application, you will have to choose PST files for repair, please click on the "+Select File" button.

upload pst file

Upload the corrupt PST files by clicking the "Find" option, then click the "Repair" button to start the repair process.

scan and repair

Step 2: Repair PST files

Repairit is now scanning and fixing the corrupted files, just wait for a moment.

repair pst files

Step 3: Preview and Save

You will get a preview of all the corrupted/deleted PST files. It includes all the restored emails, contacsts, calendars, and more. Click on the "Save" tab to save the fixed files.

preview and save

Further Reading:
Here are the useful articles to help you.
1. Repair Unknown Error 0x80040600.
2. Solve Outlook Error 0x800CCC67.
3. Fix Outlook Error 0x800ccc0e.

The Bottom Line

Outlook error 0x800408fc is one of the typical mail server connectivity issues that can prohibit the incoming and outgoing mails over the server. But it is not that big of an issue and can happen because of various reasons. With Wondershare Repairit for Email, you can easily solve the issue and repair the PST files.

Make sure that you follow the process as described in the article.