Sending reported error (0x80042109)

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I’ve received the following error for all my accounts on a fresh installation of Outlook 2010.

Sending reported error (0x80042109): ‘Outlook cannot connect to your outoing (SMTP) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).’

Solution:
I’ve noticed that Microsoft has changed the default SMTP port in Outlook 2010 from 25 to 587 as you can see in the picture below.

Outlook 2010 setup

So, if your ISP’s SMTP server does not allow port 587, you won’t be able to send e-mails until you change the SMTP port to 25.

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2 Responses

  1. George says:

    You F’in ROCK!!! For six F’IN days I’ve been trying to figure this out, changing MacAfee settings, etc. Once I changed this to 587 all the sudden it works!

  2. Sue says:

    Thank you, I found changing it to 587 worked for me too. Sadly after buying online one of those “fixes” online that did nothing!

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