While accessing your emails on Outlook, you can come across different errors, but that doesn’t mean, you should stop using Outlook. All you need to do is, accumulate details regarding the error and find a solution for the same. Now, one of the most common errors that people come across while using Outlook is 0x8004010F. If you too are experiencing this error when accessing emails in your Outlook, then you should know that this error has occurred because Outlook data file cannot be access or due to the failed operation.
This error code appears when you have exported a .PST file to put into your Outlook, whether from an older computer or any other source. This error is most likely to appear in Outlook 2010 and 2013, and the error doesn’t let you send or receive emails unless you resolve the issue.
You will also find many users saying that the error can only be fixed by creating a new account from scratch, but it will be an arduous task for those having multiple accounts linked with Outlook.
Here is how the problem of ‘Sending Reported Error 0x8004010F’.
Method 1 – Change the folder in Outlook
This is a simple method that can restore the functioning of your Outlook and let you send and receive emails without any issue. Here is what you are going to do to change the folder in Outlook.
- Open MS Outlook and then go to ‘File’ followed by ‘Account Settings’.
- Choose the account you are facing issues with and then, click ‘Change Folder’ button at the bottom.
- Choose ‘Personal Folders’ or ‘Inbox’ and then, click ‘Send/Receive’ all. Doing this will resolve the issue and you’d be able to use Outlook like before.
Method 2 – Create a new profile and add Outlook again.
If the method 1 doesn’t work, then move onto method 2, which is adding a new account in the new profile on Outlook.
Here is how you can create a new profile on Outlook:
Creating a new profile on Outlook is no big deal, but make sure that when you create a new profile, your email data will be lost from the previous profile, especially if your account was configured as POP on the hard drive. If it was IMAP, then your new profile will download everything again from the webmail when you configure the new account. If you had configured the email using POP settings, then it’s time to switch to IMAP.
- To configure a new profile, go to ‘Control Panel’, and then choose ‘Mail 32 bit’ option. If you can’t find this option, then enter ‘Mail’ in the search box to bring it up.
- As the ‘Mail’ pane opens, select ‘Show Profiles’.
- Now, click ‘Add’ and give the new profile a name. Click ‘OK’ and you will see a new window where you will have to enter your email information to configure the new account. Enter the information and move ahead with the on-screen steps.
- Then, set the new profile that you created as the default by selecting the new profile name from under the box labelled as ‘Always use this profile’. Then, click ‘OK’ to confirm it.
To ensure that your new profile works, keep in mind to configure the new email account in a successful manner. Though, Outlook gets these settings on its own, but if you are not aware of the settings, then you must confirm those before creating a new profile. For that, you can take help of Outlook support providers.