Question: What is Outlook/WM E-mail client error (0x800C0133) mean? How can I fix outlook to work properly again?
Are you getting an error in Microsoft Outlook Expressing that says this?:
"An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'name', Server: 'mail.yourdomain.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C0133"
You might think it's your ISP's fault or your web host but it's not. This is your fault! Seriously, this error can mean a few things but what the error is complaining about in general is, you have too much email! I have seen this error not to long ago while I was at work answering the ticket system for a pretty popular web host. At first I thought it was the users connection settings because this seems to be the case 99% of the time when a client complains they cannot receive or send email using their email client of choice.
After some talking back and forth, I asked the client if I could look at her computer through a remote session. After I logged in, I played with all the settings and had trouble myself. While I was doing this, I noticed something. She had a ALOT of email, and I mean TONS! Ignoring the obvious when I was troubleshooting this at first. I finally decided to investigate the exact error code provided in the error which was [0x800C013x]. After looking it up on Microsoft's website, it appears this error is populated when the email limit has hit inside Outlook.
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From my research it looks like there are a couple of ways of getting things working back to a normal state. First, let's look at all of the reasons why this may have happened in the first place. These are:
1.) Too many emails in a specific folder. Most likely this is your biggest folder inside Outlook it's self. This is estimated to be around 2500 or so emails, depending on file attachment sizes.
Solution A: Delete some of your emails
Solution B: Create a new folder and move some of your emails from your largest folder to the new folder you have created.
You might be thinking, I don't have time to transfer each email 1 by 1 to another folder. Well, you don't have too. If you don't know how to transfer multiple files to another folder inside your version of Outlook, then feel free to follow these simple directions:
1. Create the new folder inside Outlook if you haven't already. You can name this folder whatever you want. In this example we will assume you want to move the top 50 emails from one folder, and move them to your new one.
2. Single left click the first email in the folder that your trying to size down.
3. Now hold down your shift key on your keyboard.
4. Scroll down to the very last email you want to move and single left click it. In this case it would be the 50th email down. Don't let go of the shift key yet!
5. Now that you have all the emails highlighted that you want to move, you will now want to hold down the single left click button on any of the highlighted emails and 'drag' them over to your new folder.
6. Release single left click. Release the shift button.
7. You should have successfully moved over the selected 50 emails in this example.
These instructions can be applied to hundreds or thousands. I only used the number 50 in this example.
Solution C: Compact all of your emails. To do this, click on your [Tools] tab at the top of Outlook, and then click on [Options]. Now once the menu loads click on [Maintenance] and finally, click on [Compact Messages].
2.) Your Inbox is corrupted probably because you have too many emails, or a email that formatted improperly.
Your Outlook error 0x800C013x should now be resolved. If you get a new error, type the code into the search feature on our website and see if you get any results. If not, post what error your getting below in the comments, or submit a thread in the forms for further help.
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