Find ways to fix Outlook Send Receive Error

by Mett Smith Email Support

One of the most common error messages encountered by Outlook users is Outlook Send and Receive Error 0x80040610. As the name suggests, this message completely prevents you from receiving and sending email messages. It can be difficult for non-technical people to solve the problem. It is difficult to determine the specific cause of the problem because there are many.

From your antivirus program to suspicious emails and incorrect Outlook email settings, the causes are many. Still, you can implement certain methods to quickly fix the bug. This piece will show you exactly how to deal with this error message whenever it appears.

Ways to fix send and receive error in Outlook

Read these simple ways to fix this particular error. They are not difficult to understand. So you will be able to overcome the problem independently.

1. Turn off the security program

Antivirus programs often cause Outlook settings to be corrupted. In most cases, they are the culprit of problems such as sending and receiving errors. Here's how you can disable your security program.

Go to "Control Panel" and select "Network Connections".

Right-click on the "Network Connections" option.

Now select “Properties”.

Under the "Security" tab in the Properties section, find the "Firewall" option.

Turn it off and check if you are still facing this issue.

2. Correct your Outlook email settings

Incorrect email settings are another common cause of seeing sending and receiving errors. Use these points to properly configure your email settings.

Start Outlook and click on the “File” option.

Tap on "Account Settings". Continue by tapping on the same from the drop down menu.

In the Account Settings window, click "Change".

Then tap on “More Settings”.

Now select “Outgoing Server”.

Check the box "My outgoing mail server (SMTP) requires authentication".

Now check the "Log in to incoming mail server before sending mail" box.

Restart Outlook and check if the error has been resolved.

3. Repair your Outlook

Sometimes a simple Outlook repair process is able to get rid of the 0x80040610 error. You can easily restore Outlook to normal operation with a repair.

Go to the "Settings" area.

Find the list of applications and select "Microsoft Outlook" in it.

You will see "Advanced options" under its name.

Select it and click "Repair".

Regardless of the type or version of MS Outlook you are using, you can perform this process.

Note, however, that if you're using Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, or 2010, you'll see a "Repair" option under Programs and Features.

From there you can select "Uninstall", then "Outlook", then "Change", then "Repair".

4. Empty the Windows Update cache folder

Another somewhat technical method to fix the Outlook Send Receive error is to clean the Windows Updates folder. Here are simple instructions on how to proceed.

With the Windows key pressed, press the R key.

A window will appear.

Enter "%windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" here

Now click OK button.

Windows Explorer will open.

Remove all items in this folder.

Now go to “Windows Services” and right click on “Windows Update”.

Select "Start" and check the problem status.

5. Use the System File Checker tool

System File Checker, or SFC, is a built-in tool that scans your file system. Here are the points to run it.

Click "Start" and type "cmd" in the search field.

Cmd will appear as a black icon.

Right-click on it and select "Run as administrator".

When prompted for an administrator password, enter it and click "OK."

A black window will start. Here you can enter commands directly.

Type "sfc /scannow" and press Enter.

This procedure takes quite a bit of time.

If you have other work on your computer, minimize this window and continue working.

Return to this window after the process is complete.

After it completes, reboot the system.

Final Words

A receive send error in Outlook prevents users from accessing their emails. The methods in this article are quite simple but effective. However, if you need further assistance, please contact the expert email technical professionals.

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