MS Outlook is highly used Windows based email client which furnishes number of quality features along with ease of use and flexibility. It provides number of facilities like emailing, contact management, task management, calendars, etc and all these functions can be utilized with a very simple interface and without any complications. Its flexibility with SharePoint and Exchange server makes it more desirable email client amongst variety of others available in market.
In spite of all these quality features, users' mishandling and lack of knowledge can put them in circumstances where even such predominant email client shows errors and inaccessibility of data. The error we are going to discuss is one amongst such errors. Usually this Outlook error code 0x800cccdd occurs when user is using IMAP server account. When such error is flashed user is completely unable to send or receive emails and every function becomes inaccessible. This error is flashed continuous when user tries to operate the application. Another scenario has been noticed that MS Outlook application hangs when users try to add new mail account.
IMAP server closed the connection 0x800cccdd flashed on your window screen
Outlook application hangs after adding new mail account error code: 0x800cccdd
The basic reason for such Outlook error code 0x800cccdd is application not working properly with IMAP connection. This happens because when MS Outlook account is connected with IMAP account it will not require any parameter to constantly check the operation of send and receive email. In fact as long as IMAP is online it is automated to coordinate with server itself for this email exchange operation.
This error is however not so severe and can be solved by following the below mentioned steps:
Open MS Outlook application and on the main menu select "Tool" option.
You will get a drop down list of various options. Go to the first option available which is Send/Receive option. Again one sub-window will appear in send/receive option amongst which you have to select Send/Receive Settings option.
Now in this settings option click on "Define Send/Receive Groups" and a dialogue box will open.
In this dialogue box uncheck the option of "Schedule an automatic send/receive every _ minutes" and save the changes.
The above steps can be used for the MS Outlook 2003 and MS Outlook 2007. However for MS Outlook 2010 the options are available in different manner as the interface of this advance application is different from previous versions.
Go to File option of menu bar.
Go to Options and a window will open. Here click on Advanced and scroll down to Send and Receive option and click Send and Receive.
In the Send/ Receive group under "All Account" settings you will select the desired option. Un-Check the "Schedule and Automatic Send/Receive every _ minutes".
The above mentioned error was associated with MS Outlook operation itself and hence it was under control complication. However sometimes the errors are severe and such kind of errors cannot be overcome manually. But some other error messages are connected to PST corruption and appear when there is major damage in MS Outlook storage file .pst file. For those severe errors you will have to take help of professional software like PST Recovery which comes handy with advance technology to tackle all type of PST corruption issues.