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How to fix outlook error code 3260 mac?

It happens mainly if the POP settings are not correct in your system. Though you are able to receive the emails or other messages but unable to send it. This is a very drastic situation so it is very important to solve this issue as soon as possible. You can resolve this issue manually or automatically to make your computer safe from any further damaging or corruption.

Symptoms

If you try to configure Outlook for Mac to connect to an MSN, you may receive an error message:

An operation on the server timed out. The server may be down, overloaded, or there may be too much server traffic.

Could not retrieve mail.
Account name: <Your account name>
Error code: 3259
or
Could not connect to server check your account settings or make sure you can connect to your network. 
Error code 3260 

Cause

The POP settings are not correct.

  • Corrupt download or incomplete installation of Microsoft Outlook software.
  • Corruption in Windows registry from a recent Microsoft Outlook-related software change (install or uninstall).
  • Virus or malware infection that has corrupted Windows system files or Microsoft Outlook-related program files.
  • Another program maliciously or mistakenly deleted Microsoft Outlook-related files.

Resolution

To configure your MSN account with Outlook for Mac, follow these steps:

Modify the MSN POP3 account settings

  1. Start Outlook.
  2. Click Tools then select your MSN account.
  3. In the Incoming Server box, type pop3.live.com.
  4. Change the port to 995.
  5. In the Outgoing Server box, type smtp.live.com.
  6. Change the port to 587.
  7. Click More options.
    Incoming and Outgoing Server settings snapshot
  8. In the Authentication click to choose Use Incoming Server Info.
  9. Close the window.
  10. Retry send and receive.

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  • rahul singh

    I am getting a 3260 error when I try to check email. Why?

  • Roman Miller

    I cannot receive any email and I cannot send any emails. It says: Outlook cannot connect to the server. Verify that your computer is connected to the network.
    I am connected to the network so I don’t understand what is issues?

  • Gaurav Singh

    I am using Outlook 2011 for Mac (with Lion OS) and my emails have suddenly stopped sending and are sitting stuck in the outbox. The error messages received is 3259 (“an operation on the server timed out…..”)

  • Phillips

    Emails have suddenly stopped sending and are sitting stuck in the Outbox!!!

  • Benett Mallinson

    Desperate for some help please. I recently switched from PC to iMac and purchased Office for Mac 2011. Been using Outlook with no problems for the last couple of months. All of a sudden, this morning, even though i am still receiving emails to my POP account, I cannot send them. Get the following error message Mail could not be sent Error Code – 3259.

  • ravi lodhi

    What is reason of this problem?