This document explains how to fix  “Outlook Cannot Connect To Your Outgoing Smtp Email Server Hotmail” error if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating,  launching/opening, performing action like sending or receiving emails, configuring emails etc.

This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Outlook:

  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 365
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office (2013/365/2016)

Cause of Outlook Error Code

  • Incompatible Internet proxy configuration
  • Temporary Internet files location contains active malware

How to Resolve Outlook Cannot Connect To Your Outgoing Smtp Email Server Hotmail Error

Step 1: Temporarily Disable any installed 3rd Party Antivirus

Some times Antivirus/Malware/Adware programs mark Microsoft office installer files as Spam and block it from installing. Please refer your vendors website for disabling it temporarily. Once installation is done you can activate it again.

Step 2: Check System Integrity
1. Press Win Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter CMD and Click OK.
open command prompt3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and hold Ctrl+C and press Ctrl+V in command prompt)

 sfc /scannow 

sfc scannow
The system will take some time to check. Let it run for a while. If it finds any issues in “system” integrity it will automatically fix it.

Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator

 You can contact our 24×7 customer Live Technician for any help during the whole process. 

In most cases Outlook Cannot Connect To Your Outgoing Smtp Email Server Hotmail error code should be resolved by following above steps. If however the issue still persists it means there is some critical issue with your system which needs to be fixed manually and is recommended to be done by an experienced Computer Technician.

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Last Updated: 17/02/2016
Solution ID: 646419

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