Gmail POP Error in Outlook ” Receiving Reported Error (0x800CCC90)”

A customer was receiving this error message in Outlook 2007 the other day.

” Task “[email protected]” – Receiving reported error (0x800CCC90) : ‘Your incoming (POP3) e-mail server has reported an internal error. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP). The server responded: * OK Gimap ready for requests from (IP Address).

Gmail POP Error

The customer was using a Gmail address in Outlook. The account was set up as POP3. I wasn’t sure what the fix for this big error code was going to be. It is actually quite simple.

Solution: 

Step One:  Open Outlook and go File > Account Settings

Step Two: Click the email account you are having trouble with and select Change.

Step Three: Go to the More Settings button.Outlook More Settings

Step Four: Click on advanced tab and change the Incoming server port to 995. Save your settings.Incoming Server Port 995

Once I changed the port to 995 the error disappeared and the customer was able to receive emails.

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HatTip: Google Forums

 

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