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Outlook Express Error No. 0x80004005

by Sakhar / April 23, 2008 5:08 AM PDT

I have a Dell 4550 running Win XP Pro. When I open Outlook Express I receive the following error message: An unknown error has occurred. Server 'pop.att.yahoo.com' Protocol POP3, Port 995, Secure (SSL): Error No. 0x80004005.

How can I fix this error?

Thanks for your help.

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Weird and Thanks
by Sakhar / April 23, 2008 7:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Try...

I went to the link you suggested and followed the directions of correcting the email count between yahoo mail and outlook express. After opening OE all of the mail in yahoo started downloading. Who would have imagine that an incorrect count would trigger an error! Weird. Anyway, thanks for your help in resolving my four-day old problem that I attempted to solve using other recommended solutions that didn't work. OE has some features that are not present with other email programs. What a relief!

Sakhar

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Yup, weird one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2008 7:31 AM PDT
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But thanks for your fairly clear post. The details were spot on for me to find and offer that article/question/answer.

Bob

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Outlook Express error 0x80004005
by dg0217 / April 28, 2008 4:29 PM PDT
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You are awesome! That worked for me too. I'm going to call AT&T to let them know that this is an issue THEY have and not an Outlook Express issue.

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Jim C's answer from link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 28, 2008 10:25 PM PDT
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"Hi Janet D. I was having the exact same problem and finally figured out the problem tonight. The Yahoo POP3 server was telling my computer that there were 19 new email messages to download, but in reality there were 20 new messages. This was causing outlook express to fail with the 0x80004005 error. Here's what I did to fix the problem: I logged into my account on the yahoo website and went to my email page on the web. I then created a new folder called "temp" in my webmail account. Then I moved all my new emails from my webmail inbox to the new "temp" folder. Then I moved all those new emails right back to my webmail inbox, and that fixed the incorrect count. After that I ran outlook express and sure enough, it downloaded all my messages with no problems.

Just note that the 0x80004005 error is used by Microsoft for alot of different reasons, so your problem may not be the same as mine. One sure way to tell is to count the number of email messages in your webmail inbox when you log into your yahoo account online. See if that number matches the the number that's displayed next to the "inbox" word. If the counts don't match, then you're having the same problem as I had."

Posted in case the linked content goes away.

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error 0x80004005 - the real fix
by ash08648 / June 6, 2008 5:48 AM PDT
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Thank You!
Andy

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