Are you an Outlook user, currently facing issues like error while trying to send emails from your email account? Though Outlook is world’s most widely used email client application, it is prone to a set of problems. If you are annoyed by frequent Outlook problems and are looking for a way to fix it, here are some helpful tips. You will see a few scenarios of Outlook problems and the solutions to fix them.
Cannot send email from Outlook
The basic purpose of using Outlook is to send or receive emails from your accounts. Outlook lets you set up multiple email account in the application. Furthermore, you can set up multiple types of emails as well, for instance, emails that are supported by POP3, IMAP, and Microsoft servers.
If you faced the error ‘cannot send email from Outlook’ after setting up your email account in the application, there are many things to watch out. These include your internet connection, status of the PST file, virus infection, PST file size, etc.
Internet connection error
If you face frequent issues with sending email from Outlook, it might sometimes be due to temporary internet connection failure. Check your internet connection and ensure that it is active. If you face frequent internet connectivity issue, contact your Internet Service Provider and get the issue resolved at the earliest.
PST file corruption
All your Outlook data is stored as PST file. So, any error with the PST file would affect the functioning your Outlook application. If you frequently come across issues with Outlook, check the status of your PST file. There are many factors that lead to the corruption of the PST file, for instance virus infection, system failure, system changes, etc.
If you have made any changes in your system or suspect virus infection, your Outlook PST file may have been corrupted. In order to make Outlook work as normal, you would need to repair or replace the corrupted PST file. Use the built-in Outlook PST repair tool (scanpst.exe) to repair/replace the corrupted PST file.
Oversize of PST file
By default, the Outlook PST file is set to store up to 2 GB of data. When the PST file reaches its limit, it will stop storing data further. Consequently, you will begin to notice issues like being unable to send emails, unable to receive emails, etc. Backup your important files and clear out the Outlook folders to free some space.