0x80004003 Windows Live Mail

The Windows Live Mail is an old email client program developed by Microsoft, and it was stopped five years ago. Still, you can continue to use the latest version for basic email tasks. When you access the emails on the Windows Live Mail, you come across the error 0x80004003 that indicates the SMTP error. Continue to read the reasons causing the 0x80004003 Windows live mail error and the different ways to resolve it.

Cause of the error:

  • Step 1: The error occurs when the SMTP server settings of the Windows Live Mail is not correct.
  • Step 2: If the email server is down, then the Windows error appears on the system.

Solutions for the error:

Verify the SMTP server settings

  • Step 1: Launch the Windows Live Mail on the desktop, then click the File menu.
  • Step 2: Select Options from the list of menus, next, choose Email accounts.
  • Step 3: Now, the Accounts window opens up, click your email account and select the Properties button.
  • Step 4: In the Properties window, under the Servers panel, check the Outgoing mail (SMTP) entry.
  • Step 5: Make sure the server address if the correct one that supports your email account.
  • Step 6: Also, see if the SMTP server needs authentication; if so, tick the checkbox of My server requires authentication and click the Settings button.
  • Step 7: Choose any one authentication information, and select OK to solve 0x80004003 Windows live mail error.
  • Step 8: Return to the Properties window and go to the Advanced tab.
  • Step 9: Verify if the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server port number is correct, and if the server needs security, then check the checkbox of This server requires a secure connection (SSL).
  • Step 10: Click Apply, next, select OK.

Remove and re-add the email account

  • Step 1: Open the Properties window on the Windows Live Mail program and choose the email account.
  • Step 2: Click the Remove button to remove the account from the Windows Live Mail.
  • Step 3: Close the Windows Live Mail window, and later restart the program.
  • Step 4: Again go to the File menu and open the Email accounts window, then add your email account.

Make Windows Live Mail app default

  • Step 1: After you open the Windows Live Mail program, press the Alt, F, O, and M keys together to open the window.
  • Step 2: In the window, go to the General tab and select Default Messaging Programs to solve 0x80004003 Windows live mail error issue, next, navigate to This application is the default mail handler, then select the Make Default button.