Synchronizing Subscribed Folders Error

“Are you receiving the synchronizing subscribed folders error while trying to configure an IMAP account with the Outlook application?” If yes, you’re not alone. Recently, many users, like you, have been facing this error with Outlook. Continue reading this page to know why you’re receiving the synchronizing subscribed folders error and how to fix it.

Cause of the error:

Usually, when you set up an IMAP account, the Outlook application reads its header information. Once it is read successfully, you can use the send/receive option to complete the rest of the email synchronization process.

But, when Outlook fails to read the header information, the “Outlook can’t synchronize subscribed folders” or “synchronizing subscribed folders: reported error (0x800CCC0E)” message is displayed on the screen.

Solutions of the error:

Even if this error looks complicated, you can fix it easily and quickly.

Increase the Send/Receive time

Select The Define Send And Receive Groups
  • Step : 1 Open the Outlook application.
  • Step : 2 Locate the SEND/RECEIVE menu and click on it.
  • Step : 3 Now, expand the Send/Receive Group option by clicking the checkbox beside it.
  • Step : 4 Select the Define Send/Receive Groups option.
  • Step : 5 Click the Edit option.
  • Step : 6 Select the “Download headers for subscribed folders” option.
  • Step : 7 Click OK.

Now, configure your IMAP account with the Outlook application. Try the next solution given below if you receive the synchronizing subscribed folders error again.

Re-adding the account

You Want To Remove
  • Step :1Open the File menu in Outlook.
  • Step :2Select Account Settings > Account Settings > Emails.
  • Step :3Locate and click on the email account (from the list) that you want to remove.
  • Step :4Click the Remove button.
  • Step :5Close and relaunch the Outlook application on your computer.
  • Step :6Re-add the account and check if the error is fixed.
  • Step :7If not, perform the next method.

Clean boot your Windows computer

Hide All Microsoft Services
  • Step :1Open the Run application.
  • Open The Run Application
  • Step :2Type msconfig and tap Enter.
  • Step :3Now, the screen titled “System Configuration” will open.
  • Step :4Click on the Services tab.
  • Step :5Locate the Hide all Microsoft services option and click the checkbox beside it.
  • Step :6Click the Disable all button.
  • Step :7Now, go to the Startup tab of the System Configuration screen.
  • Step :8Click on the Open Task Manager command followed by the OK button (if necessary).
  • Step :9Select and disable all the items in the Task Manager window.
  • Step :10Restart the computer.
  • Step :11Reinstall the Outlook application and configure the IMAP account with it.
Open The Run Application

Contact us if the synchronizing subscribed folders error is displayed again on the screen.

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