Outlook Error Codes

Outlook users sometimes report having difficulty either sending or receiving email.

The most common error we come across is this one.

Error Code 0x80042108

'The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (smtp) server.'

There could be any number of reasons for why this error message is created.

See the following link.

Read more: Fix Outlook Error 0x80042108 while sending emails.


In the first instance, try this simple FIX which has worked for more than one of our customers.

Turn your router:

  • OFF for a couple of minutes,
  • then back ON again.