Removed any extra settings and log on/log off scripts.- Reverting all Windows Updates (going back to a prior snapshot taken of the VM).- Disabling A/V software.- Updating VMware Tools.I *think* this might be a DNS issue, but I'm unsure as to how to narrow it down. I was having zero problems with this setup until later this summer when we had several new network printers installed.When Outlook won't connect to the outgoing server, it's usually because the firewall is blocking Outlook.
That changed when more and more programmers became acquainted with computer virus programming and created viruses that manipulated or even destroyed data on infected computers.
Before internet connectivity was widespread, computer viruses were typically spread by infected floppy disks.
This is often because the Firewall is checking the Outlook version, not just for
Task '[email protected] Receiving' reported error (0x80042108) : 'Outlook cannot connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server.
I've also had enough of the shotgun approach to solving this issue as it is getting me nowhere. Chris I'm having this exact same issue, nearly word for word, but I'm using ESXi 4.0 and it is my Domain Controller that is having the issue.
I had a @#($ storm yesterday when both servers failed because of these events.
(Firewall is under System and Security Category.) Click the link on the left of the firewall panel to allow apps through the firewall.
Find Outlook in the list of applications and verify that is it checked to allow access.
Antivirus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses, hence the name.