Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dealing With The Outlook Failure To Connect To The POP3 Server

Folks who do not want to go through the process of typing the login credentials every time when they have to sign into their email account can set up their accounts in Microsoft Outlook. Outlook, being an email client application allows users to set up their desired email accounts in it. If they want, they can command Outlook to remember their passwords so that they do not have to type them every time when they want to sign into the account. In addition to the emailing tasks, folks can use Outlook to maintain calendar, manage tasks or share folders.

About Outlook problems

Problems in Outlook are quite common owing to a number of reasons. Corrupted PST files, error with connecting to the POP3 server, error during the set up process and many other errors might contribute to these Outlook issues. In this article, you would find the steps required to fix the Outlook issues owing to problem with connecting to the POP3 server.


  • Launch your browser and check whether you are able to load web pages. One of the major reasons for Outlook not being able to connect to the POP3 server is a weak internet connection or no internet connection at all. If web page loads in your browser, it implies that there is an active internet connection. In such a scenario, you need to diagnose the exact cause of the problem. 
  • Navigate to the Tools menu, which is located at top of the screen and select Accounts from the resulting menu. 
  • Select the Account Settings option and check the information provided in the window. Cross-check the POP3 server details and make sure that it is provided correctly. Outlook will not be able to connect to the server if any of letters in the POP3 server address is capitalized or misspelled. If you are unsure about the POP3 server address, get in touch with the customer service department of your email service provider and request them to provide you with the correct information. 
  • After gathering the correct details from the Email service provider, type them in the respective fields and save them. 
  • Restart your Microsoft Outlook application and see if the application is able to connect to the server. 

The steps given above should help you troubleshoot the Outlook problems due to the failure to connect to the POP3 server. If you notice that the problem is reappearing, ring up the Outlook support expert for help.

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