Outlook Express Error 0x80042108

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Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP)

Troubleshooting steps:

  1. Make sure Outlook Express and POP3 are allowed in your firewall
  2. Restart Outlook Express
  3. Restart your computer
  4. Disable email scanning in your anti-virus program
  5. Call your ISP to see if there is a problem with their mail servers
  6. Delete and recreate the email account in Outlook Express
  7. Do a system restore to a point before the problem started
  8. Try a different email program such as Mozilla Thunderbird