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Outlook cannot be used unless it can connect to its Exchange server. At times, such issues can be troubleshot by just power cycling your operating system and closing the Outlook for a while. But, you cannot solve the issue on yourself, follow the below-mentioned effective solutions in detail and fix Microsoft Outlook cannot connect to the server. Visit Office.com/myaccount
Method 1: Fix ‘Microsoft Outlook Cannot Connect To The Server’ Issue By Disabling Outlook Add-ins
Even after most of the Outlook extensions are verified by the developers, they sometimes conflict with the settings and do not work properly. This further causes Outlook to not connect to the server. Hence, to get rid of this issue, disable Outlook extensions by following the below-mentioned steps.
Start Outlook and navigate yourself towards the upper-left corner and click on ‘File’
Drop down the options and click on the second last tab that is ‘Add-ins’
Scroll down the window and navigate towards the end, besides the ‘COM Add-ins’ there is a button ‘Go’ hit on it
Click on ‘Manage’ and a list of all the Outlook extensions will open in front of you, ‘Uncheck’ all the presented extensions
Click on ‘Ok’
The aforementioned easy steps will disable all the Outlook add-ins. Once the extensions are disabled, restart your device, and the server issue will also be solved. If you still cannot connect to Outlook mail server, follow the next method.
Method 2: Update Microsoft Outlook To Fix Outlook Cannot Connect To Server
If your Outlook cannot connect to server, we have the simplest solution for you. Check if there are any recent updates available for both your Outlook application and Windows. Software updates improve features and help patch existing bugs. Office 365 or other regular versions are usually updated automatically if an upgrade is required, but with some devices, you need to update your Outlook software manually. Read and follow the below-mentioned steps and update your Outlook software. Office.com/myaccount
Start your Windows operating system and open the Outlook application
Navigate yourself towards the upper-left corner and click on the ‘File’
Drop down the options and select the options of ‘Office account’
Under the ‘Product Description’, navigate yourself the lower-right button and click on ‘Update Options’
If there are any recent updates available of the software, it will be mentioned on the screen, click on the option
Hit the button of ‘Download and Update’ to confirm your choice and the Outlook will automatically start updating.
If your Outlook 365 cannot connect to exchange server and want to update the Windows software, follow the below mentioned steps.
Start the Windows operating system and press ‘Windows’ and ‘S’ keys together
Type ‘Update’ in the blank box and the ‘Windows Updates’ folder will automatically open
Your Windows will be ‘Checking for updates….’, you will soon be shown ‘Updates are available’ if there are any recent updates
Hit on the ‘Update’ button and it will start downloading automatically on the computer
After you apply the aforementioned steps and update both your Outlook and Windows, restart your operating device to see if the Outlook cannot connect to server issue has been resolved.
Method 3: Rebuild Outlook Data File And Fix Outlook Cannot Connect To Server
Microsoft Outlook uses two separate data file types, namely ‘.pst’ and ‘.ost’. Both types of files are vulnerable to certain errors that could cause problems with Outlook connectivity. Follow the below-mentioned steps and try to reconnect your Outlook with the server.
Close the window of ‘Outlook’ and go to the ‘Start’ menu on your system
Open the ‘Control Panel’ folder and navigate towards the ‘Mail’ to open it
In the ‘Mail’ folder and scroll down the page and hit on the ‘Data Files’
Search for a file by your ‘Email address’ and open it
Open the ‘File Location’ and check what is the type of the data file. If it is ‘.pst’ type, do not make any changes and if it is ‘.ost’ type, right-click on the name and rename the ‘Outlook extension’
After this, close all the windows one by one.
After you follow the aforementioned steps, your Outlook profile will automatically start rebuilding the data file. The entire process of the ‘Rebuild data files’ may take more than 15 minutes, it absolutely depends on the number of the Outlook data files. Once the process is complete, you will be notified with the following message ‘All the data files are rebuilt up to the date’.We assume that the microsoft outlook cannot connect to the server is fixed.
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