If you are trying to send an email with Outlook and receive an error code then you can understand how annoying it is to have a random error message appear with no real information behind the reason it has appeared.
Many times with error code 0x800ccc0f the message will state “No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it” or that “Task ‘server name – Sending and Receiving’ reported error (0x800ccc0f)” The good thing about error code 0x800ccc0f is that the error message will actually be able to provide a bit of information as to what is going on that is preventing the Outlook program from sending your emails to who you want them to go to.
The main cause of error message 0x800ccc0f is that the computer is not connected to the internet. Although it may sound simple, the first thing to do to try to fix error 0x800ccc0f is to go into your control panel, and open up the internet options. Ensure that there is a connection that is sending and receiving data, so that you can rule this out as the cause of the message 0x800ccc0f.
If there is data being sent the next thing to look at is if there is a security program that could be preventing the Outlook program from being able to connect directly to the internet, and then again bringing up the error code 0x800ccc0f. You might have to check to see if the firewall, or anti-virus program have an exception list that you can add Outlook to so that the error message 0x800ccc0f does not come up anymore.
Another cause of error message 0x800ccc0f appearing is if your Outlook program itself is damaged. If this is the case there are two different things that can be looked at to fix the problem of error message 0x800ccc0f. The first thing that can be done is a system optimizer or registry cleaner being run on your systems registry. It is possible that a corrupt file in the registry has caused the error 0x800ccc0f to appear on your system. These registry cleaners are often the quickest and easiest way to find errors in the registry. The second option to fix error code 0x800ccc0f is to manually remove and re-install your Outlook program which can be very hard to do for a beginner computer user.