Many outlook users regularly complain about this most painful outlook problem. So we are sharing here guide to fix this problem for many outlook versions. This error occurs when there is no connection with your mail server or your account settings are incorrect.
The problem may be also caused by a damaged user profile in outlook, corrupted e-mail item or incorrect configuration of your AV software.
Large emails usually in excess of 1.5Mb cause this problem. Microsoft Outlook requires to see both the header (start) and footer (end) of the message to be considered actively retrieving data. If this exceeds the server timeout period, it is considered inactive.
It should be known different error messages for timeout
problems in outlook like 0x80042108, 0x800ccc67, 0x800ccc81,0x800ccc0e and more time out message…
So find here easy guide for many outlook version including 2003, 2007 and outlook express 5.x and 6.0 to fix this very frustrating outlook problem –
Fix time-out errors for outlook 2003:
Step1: Go to ‘tools->e-mail accounts->click view or change existing e-mail accounts->next.
Step1: Go to ‘tools->account setting, and select your POP3 account.
Step2: Click ‘Change->More Settings->Advanced‘ tab. Now you can increase the server timeout to avoid this problem again.
Fix time-out errors for outlook express 5.x and 6.0:
Step1: Go to ‘tools->account, and click on ‘mail’ tab.
Step2: Now select your POP3 account, click ‘properties->advanced‘ tab. Now you can increase the server timeout to avoid this problem again.
I hope if you will follow this Microsoft outlook support guide to fix outlook time-out issue, it will work. If the given solution didn’t fix your outlook time-out problem, then something is wrong in your system registry. You need to repair your computer registry.