Outlook Error 0x80042112

June 4, 2007 – 3:57 pm

Outlook Error 0x80042112I get to see a lot of errors in Outlook on a regular basis.  Most of the errors come from users at the company where I work.  Some of the errors come from the Asia offices where a majority of the computers are somehow lucky enough to get these errors.

So when I get an error message the first thing I do is Google search for the number, in this case it was 0x80042112 and I only found one website with that error number indexed on Google.  Yahoo! was the same, just the one website.  Live.com (Microsoft’s search) gave me the same website.  Ask.com made my search into a mathematical equation.

Why then, am I on here giving you the error?  Good question!  The reason is that if someone else comes up with this error I hope that they can retrieve my posting and know how to fix the problem (I know you already knew that, you were just giving me a good lead-in).

In order to resolve the error I had to find out which email account was causing the problem:
remove that email account;
close Outlook:
re-open Outlook;
re-create the account;
close Outlook immediately (before the send/receive process commences);
start Outlook and everything should be fixed.

Are all those steps necessary you ask?  Yes.  I tried only removing an account then re-adding it, no success.  I tried all the steps leading up to the steps I listed, but only had success of not getting that message once I completed all the steps.

Outlook Error 0x80042112

  1. 19 Responses to “Outlook Error 0x80042112”


    By Bill on Jun 12, 2007

  3. well i tried ur method for my gmail account, but it does not seem to work…outlook always tries to download a 8.9 MB message, fails at the end and gives the same error…can u please help me on this…

    By Vinod Baliga on Aug 13, 2007

  4. If you are having problems downloading a message that is too big (always a possibility) then you should change your email settings to download only the message header or to change your settings to only download xx kilobytes.

    With GMail you are also able to log into your online account and review/delete the message (or move it into another location so that Outlook does not try to download it).

    For more detailed information regarding the above, leave another message and I’ll make a post showing detailed information on how to correct the problem you are experiencing.

    Thanks for reading!

    By dms on Aug 15, 2007

  5. its very usefull
    Thanks for publishing this…

    By Ash on Nov 21, 2007

  6. I tried it but its not working. I even tried to use Outlook Express instead of Outlook 2007 but still nothing…

    By Yannick on Jan 31, 2008

  7. works now, I first didnt do it properly…

    By Yannick on Jan 31, 2008

  8. after deleting and recreating the account did the emails got erased?

    By miguel on Apr 4, 2008

  9. Sorry Miguel, your comment slipped through my attention.
    The answer is no, no emails got erased. If you are worried about that, you can make a backup of your email database though. When in question, make a backup! If you need more detailed work, let me know and I’ll help you out with that.

    By dms on May 2, 2008

  10. I have tried this fix to the Outlook error 3 times without success.

    Do you have any other ideas?

    Thanks for your help.

    By bob0512 on Jul 31, 2008

  11. What about downloading duplicate emails? I have around 3 GB of emails stored on my email server. Is there anyway of avoiding downloading all the emails which I already have downloaded on my PC?

    By carpediem on Aug 25, 2008

  12. The email program has a memory, it marks messages as READ that are on the server if they are currently unread in order to better track, but besides that it’s a program function.

    Once the emails have downloaded once, they shouldn’t repeat unless you create a new email account (essentially starting over again for the email program).

    Another option would to create a folder online and have a folder that isn’t the “INBOX”, which email programs will not attempt to download email messages from.

    By dms on Aug 25, 2008

  13. Thanks a lot dms… That worked like a charm.

    By carpediem on Aug 25, 2008

  14. Its been a while since this was written… I received an email today from someone I know that came across this same error. Amazing, this is still happening…. Guess it doesn’t matter how old or new Outlook is, the problems still exist.

    By dms on Dec 17, 2010

  15. DMS….lets hope you can help. SAME error message as everyone else is showing – Yahoo email though. I tried removing account and reloading / closing and reopening. No luck. I only get the message AFTER i have waited 10 minutes for the emails to try and come in. I even disabled virus protection, cleared everything off of the server….you name it. Now….when I check emails in Outlook (2007), it just runs for about 10 minutes with nothing coming in. I personally think it is some sort of junk email stuck in between the server and Outlook. Any ideas?

    By Matt on Jan 21, 2011

  16. I’ve run into this problem with Outlook from versions prior to 2000. I’m going to state that Microsoft has this problem and the only fix is recreating accounts in every location.
    Recreate the account on your local Outlook. Wipe out email account databases online, do what you need.
    Mostly, just start using Outlook Anywhere if you need to use Outlook.

    Good luck!

    By dms on Mar 7, 2011

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