I don’t use Outlook Express personally because we have Microsoft Office and that came with Microsoft Outlook (woo hoo), which syncs nicely with my HP Ipaq PDA (woo hoo again) :). But, we have many clients that use Outlook Express because it is free for Windows users and works well for the most part.
But, that means that we get calls from those same clients when they get one of those indecipherable error codes. Then, they have to try rattle off a lengthy series of numbers and letters which represent some obscure Outlook Express error code, which I am sure means something to someone. But not to me.
To make a long story longer, we try a few things, make a few suggestions which all ultimately seem to end up with the client restarting Outlook Express or rebooting the computer and order is usually restored until the next error.
Well, Harry at webhosting.uk.com has posted a nice little list of Outlook Express errors and some possible solutions that one could try the next time they get one of those codes. If you are a hands-on type of troubleshooter, you should check it out.
I thought his list was very informative and definitely gave me some ideas to try the next time one of our clients calls and starts rattling off an error code that starts with “ox800” and ends with “oCrap” :).