Error 0x8004210a

Looking to fix time out error – Error 0x8004210a?

Is there any way to sort out MS Outlook – Error 0x8004210?

How can I resolve the error of Outlook which is identified as Error 0x8004210?


MS Outlook is equipped with several functionalities and among its ingenious features storing, accessing, managing and sending or receiving mails and messages is a great feature which has taken this application to the heights. But this application is quite susceptible to error messages and one of the error messages that Outlook users generally encounter while sending and receiving mails is ‘Error 0x8004210a’. The error message that user get in this regard is quite similar to the messages as mentioned below –

"Task ‘smtp server name - Sending and Receiving’ reported error (0x8004210A): ‘The operation timed out waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).’"

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"Task ‘smtp server name - Sending and Receiving’ reported error (0x8004210A): ‘The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).’"

This error message is generally occurs when user is using POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) email account in sending and receiving mail in MS Outlook 2002. This is something like time-out error as after this error message users are not able to receive their emails and accessibility to the MS Outlook also stops. As a result important and critical emails become inaccessible. The reason behind this problem is the change of configuration settings due to antivirus software. The configuration setting is set as it prevents incoming and outgoing of mails to and from the MS Outlook application.

Once you encounter with error 0x8004210a MS Outlook mailbox becomes inaccessible and some measures need to be taken in order to resolve it. As a starting procedure you can quit the antivirus program and change the advance settings and see if the problem persists. If you continue to get this error message then the possibility is there that your PST file or mailbox folder has been corrupted due to which sending and receiving emails is abandoned. So, in order to repair the corrupted or damaged PST file and make it accessible any third party software need to be used. It is because the inbuilt Scanpst.exe tool is not efficient enough to repair this PST corruption. So, try PST Repair software and resolve the MS Outlook error 0x8004210a in seconds.


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