First of all, it should be noted that Windows Live Mail is a discontinued freeware email client from Microsoft. While it was designed to function on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, however, it has also been compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10. As Microsoft has withdrawn support for Windows Live Mail, a user experiencing issues with their Windows Live Mail program may not be able to seek assistance from MS.
Though a user may face varied issues with their Windows Live Mail program, one of the most common and most frustrating problems that users face frequently is the Windows Live Mail Error ID 0x800ccc0f. If you are also seeing the error id 0x800ccc0f on your screen when using Windows Live Mail, you can try overcoming the problem by following the workarounds provided below.
Guide to Fix Windows Live Mail Error ID 0x800ccc0f
When you see the Error ID 0x800ccc0f, you may not be able to send and receive emails using your Windows Live Mail program. In such a case you can try clearing the error by following these solutions.
Enable Server Authentication
Some of the users facing the same issue had fixed the error by enabling the Server Authentication from account properties. To enable server authentication, follow these steps:
- Press Windows and I keys on your keyboard to get to the Settings section of your computer.
- Next, you will need to select the Account option in the pop-up window.
- Then, select the Properties option to continue.
- On the Properties page, you will need to go to the Servers
- In the Servers tab, select the checkbox next to the “My server requires authentication” option.
- After that, simply click on the Apply button to confirm the changes you made.
Once you are done following these steps, reboot your computer and check whether the error code is clear or not. If this doesn’t help you fix the issue, move to the next workaround.
Disable Antivirus Program and Firewall Settings
Sometimes the error id 0x800ccc0f can also occur due to the Antivirus program or Firewall settings installed on your computer. Sometimes such security programs or settings may block a port used by email account. To check if the problem is being caused by your Antivirus program or Firewall, you will need to disable them (one at a time) and see which one is exactly causing issues. If you find any of the programs causing the error, you can contact the manufacturer for appropriate assistance.
Reinstall Windows Live Essentials
If both-of the above-mentioned solutions don’t clear the error, you can consider reinstalling your Windows Live Essentials. Here are the steps to do so.
- Press the Windows Key and R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
- Once you are in the Run dialog box, you will need to enter “cpl” in the box and click on the OK button to continue.
- Next, you will need to select the Windows Live Essentials option in the popped-up window and right-click on it.
- After that, you will need to select the Uninstall option and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.
Reduce the Number of Recipients
Depending on the email service provider, the error id 0x800ccc0f could be occurring because of the email server which surpasses a certain number of recipients for a single email. If you are also sending a single email to multiple recipients using your Windows Live Mail, you would want to limit the number of recipients. Doing so should help you clear the error if the reason is the number of recipients.
Change the Mail Sending Format
Another way to fix the error 0x800ccc0f is by changing the mail sending format from HTML to Plain text. To know how to do so, follow the instructions provided below.
- Launch Windows Live Mail on your computer.
- Once it gets opened on your screen, you will need to go to Tools > Options > Send.
- Next, you will need to change the Mail Sending Format from HTML to Plain
- Once you are done making the changes, you will need to click on the Save option to confirm the changes.
Once you are done saving the changes, you will need to reboot your system and then check if the error is cleared or not in your Windows Live Mail program.
So, these are the different workarounds that you can use to clear the error 0x800ccc0f in your Windows Live Mail.