Common Issues with Outlook App

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager software system that is included in the Microsoft Office suite. Outlook is primarily an email client, but it also includes calendaring, task management, contact management, note-taking, journal logging, and web browsing.  The desktop version of Outlook is one of the most popular email client apps in the world. However, while it may be a well-designed application with many useful features for keeping track of your messages, tasks, and appointments, it may eventually stop working.

Outlook not Receiving/Sending emails

Lots of the time users working on Outlook face that they can’t send or receive any email. Let’s consider what may have caused the problem.

  • There could be a problem with the network connection of your computer.
  • A system component (like a firewall) might be blocking the mails from coming.
  • The mails could be stored in the spam folder instead of the main inbox.
  • Your email account might not be properly synced with Outlook.
  • You could have entered the wrong account credentials or configuration details.
  • Outlook's server might be down or the email client can be unavailable.

Outlook password pop up issue 

One such error that could occur is Outlook constantly prompting for a password. It irritates the user who is engaged in some urgent work, such as drafting or sending an email with critical information, because he must enter the password for the Outlook profile every time he wants to continue working. It is not a normal function in Outlook and must be resolved in order to continue working with the application. 

Outlook crash (error codes mentioned)

  • Outlook can crash for five reasons:
  • Windows system infected with a virus or malware code.
  • A Hardware issue
  • Corrupted Outlook installation files
  • Damaged Outlook data files
  • A conflict between third-party add-ins or between Outlook and a third-party Outlook add-in.

How to create a new profile? 

A profile is an essential component of your Outlook experience. The profile is made up of the accounts, data files, and settings that govern where your email messages are saved. More (non-Exchange) mail accounts, such as Gmail or, can be added to your profile. Alternatively, you can alter the settings for your account's data files. To learn how, go to edit an Outlook profile.

If you need to switch to an old Outlook profile on the same PC in order to copy data from it, follow the steps in the Switch to an Old Outlook Profile section.

Outlook not opening

When you select the Microsoft Outlook program from the Start menu or a shortcut icon, but Outlook does not open, the correct solution is dependent on what you're experiencing and the version of Microsoft Outlook you're using. Most commonly the problem can be, Files have been damaged, A tainted profile, problems with the navigation pane.

There are other factors that can play a role as well. Perhaps you've installed a new program on your computer that doesn't play well with Outlook, or your system has a virus. Regardless of the specific cause, there are a few key troubleshooting fixes to try.