If you see Outlook error 0x80042109 on your Windows 10 PC when trying to send emails through Outlook, this article can help you solve the problem. For some users, this error can be a serious problem because it prevents them from using the Outlook application. In this article, we have discussed the possible ways to solve this problem.
Outlook cannot connect to your outgoing mail server (SMTP). If you keep getting this message, contact your server administrator or Internet Service Provider (ISP). Error 0x80042109.
Check your Internet connection
Slower or lower network performance may be the main reason for these Outlook errors. So, first of all, check your network connection properly and make sure that the connection speed is good and working properly. If possible, change your Internet Service Provider (ISP) Internet connection and see if that solves the problems.
Reinstall Outlook on your computer
The error can also occur because Outlook is not installed correctly. So reinstall it on your computer.
To do this, you must first uninstall the software and then reinstall it. After reinstalling the software, try sending the email again. If it was sent successfully, it means that the failure was due to an incomplete installation.
However, if the error persists, it is recommended that you restore the points by going to the “System Restore” option and selecting the “Restore my computer to an earlier point in time” option. This will undo the changes.
Check your email settings
Check your email settings to see if SMTP is selected for your outgoing email server. If not, this may be the cause of the problem. To check your email settings and select an option, you need to do the following:
- Click Tools, select Account Settings, then POP 3 Account and click Change.
- Now check your name and email address.
- Check the inbox and outbox server fields and make sure they are correct.
- Now click the outgoing server and make sure “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” is selected.
- Then click “Advanced” and activate the option “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)”.
- Now click OK to confirm the settings.
Install any pending Windows updates
- Click Start and type updates in the search box, or just look for the Windows Update Center section.
- Look under “Uninstalled Updates” and right-click each update to start the process.
Remove unnecessary files using the command line
- Press Win + X and select Command Prompt (administrator).
- When a confirmation window appears, click Yes.
- Enter the cleanmgr command in the command prompt window and press Enter.
- The system should now scan for unnecessary files and delete them automatically. When the window appears, check all the boxes next to the system locations that have unnecessary system files.
- Finally, click OK and close the command line.
When working in Outlook, Microsoft Outlook error 0x80042109 can appear for several reasons. Whatever the cause, the solutions presented in this article are sure to help you fix the error. We recommend you to use Stellar Outlook Repair to fix this error. The advanced recovery tool can repair all corrupted Outlook files.