MS Outlook is a flourishing email client application with periodic development and new highlighting features. Outlook Users are sending and receiving emails with the help of Exchange server connectivity as objects in a data model. But while message exchange, users are facing errors and it is necessary to handle the root cause of Outlook connectivity to e-mail server error.
Error Code: 0x80042109 – “Outlook Cannot Connect to the Outgoing Email Server”.
While using Outlook for sending a message, it is necessary to connect to a server using a secure RPC or HTTPS connection. When the server connectivity request fails, an error is generated i.e “Outlook Cannot Connect to the Outgoing Email Server”. Usually, in this case, it is preferred to contact to your Server Administrator or Internet Service Provider. But this is not an exact solution.
Various causes responsible for the occurrence of the error are:
The error can be solved by various methods in order to fix the problem.
Make sure that outgoing server SMTP option is enabled. You can check and select the option as follows:
Due to improper installation, the “Outlook Cannot Connect to the Outgoing Email Server” error is faced by the user. Therefore after reinstalling the application, try sending the email again. If the process is successful then the error was caused by Outlook Application.
Anti-virus can also affect Outlook activities and to ensure that it is disabled:
Go to task manager ( shortcut key: Ctrl + Alt + Delete) and confirm no Antivirus activities are processing at backend.
For troubleshooting “Outlook Cannot Connect to the Outgoing Email Server” error, the user can pursue any of the above methods according to the situation. While, in the case of PST file Corruption, the user can go for PCVITA Outlook Recovery tool. This tool will repair any level of corrupted PST file very efficiently.