Error synchronizing subscribed folders in MS Outlook 2010


  • I get this error message when I open MS Outlook 2010 in Windows 7 after creating a new email profile  !  Task 'Synchronizing subscribed folders for ( my email address )'  reported error (0x800CCC0F) : 'Outlook cannot synchronize subscribed folders for  ( my email address ).  Error: This IMAP command cannot be sent to the server before the connection was terminated. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP)' How can I fix this problem, please?

    Monday, August 01, 2011 6:05 AM

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  • Does it work when you do a manual send/receive via F9?

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    Monday, August 01, 2011 9:22 AM
  • Hi,

    generally when you get this error no. then definetly its the third party issue. either the anti virus or the firewall.

    1.If the customer is having the cable connection . >>>call the ISP to remove the firewal they have in router.

      2.if the customer is having the dial up connection >>>call the ISP to remove the firewal they have in router. >>>call the modem service provider they will remove the firewall from the router.

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    Wednesday, August 03, 2011 2:30 AM
  • I have this problem also. It just started end of last week. We have three computers running Outlook 2010 and they all started doing this at the same time. I have contacted my ISP and they can't find any problem. I tried disabling my firewall and that didn't help either. Our routers are just basic ones that don't have any firewall. All our accounts are with google. Some are gmail accounts and some are Google Apps accounts. They are all doing this. I have got a few different error messages. Sometimes it's an error when checking for new mail.
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:19 PM
  • what changes we need to implemnt from firwall side to resolve this sissue?
    ramana reddy
    Saturday, December 24, 2011 1:49 PM
  • Solution

    1. Navigate to File >> Options >> Advanced >> scroll down to the send/receive heading >> click on the send/receive button on the right
    2. On the right hand side of the send/receive groups window that opens click on the Edit button
    3. Un-check the "Get folder unread count for subscribed folders"
    4. Under Received mail items, check the option "User the custom behavior defined below"
    5. In the window below that displays your Gmail folders just select inbox and leave the others unchecked
    6. Click Ok and then exit out of options and perform a send/receive to test if it is now working

    This worked for me.

    • Proposed as answer by Ronan Halpenny Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:12 PM
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:58 AM
  • Thanks SamRice. Your solution worked and it was quite annoying problem.
    Friday, September 28, 2012 4:01 PM
  • Thanks SamRice!!
    Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:07 PM
  • Samrice = Superstar!!!
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:07 AM
  • Good solution.


    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 8:01 PM
  • Excellent solution, thank you !
    Monday, December 10, 2012 10:51 AM
  • SamRice,  You are good!
    Thursday, January 03, 2013 9:09 PM
  • Thank you SamRice, it worked!
    Monday, February 18, 2013 3:40 PM
  • @ SamRice  thank you very much... works fine
    Friday, March 15, 2013 6:35 PM
  • Works like a charm - thanks SamRice.
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:39 AM
  • Thankyou for your help it was appreciated.
    Sunday, July 14, 2013 12:55 AM
  • SamRice= Rockstar
    Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:44 AM
  • oh thanks.i had the same problem and i could solve it with this solution. :)
    Wednesday, January 08, 2014 7:17 AM
  • I dont know how to get to the screen that allows me to do this. Please help!! The IT dept at my work cannot figure out why i keep getting this error message and I can't take it anymore it needs to be fixed. I use a go daddy account, it used to sync fine with my old computer but on my new computer NOTHING is working. 

    Can someone walk me through the steps so that I can get to where SamRice started?

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:36 PM
  • Thanks SAMRICE
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9:25 AM
  • "Samrice = Superstar!!!"

    I second that!

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 1:03 AM
  • Thanks SamRice - another satisfied customer - BobLaQ
    Friday, July 24, 2015 8:22 PM
  • This solution is still providing help to people 3 years later! Thank you SAM RICE!!
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:53 AM
  • it worked thanks mate
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 3:46 AM
  • Brilliant - sorted me as well !!
    Sunday, November 15, 2015 2:09 PM
  • Perfect, thanks
    Tuesday, January 05, 2016 2:53 PM
  • Worked perfectly - thanks! 1/20/2016
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:43 PM
  • WORKED for me this solution.

    Thanks a lot!

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:44 PM
  • 02 de Julio del 2016 y aun es muy util tu solucion.

    Muchas Gracias

    Saturday, July 02, 2016 5:21 PM
  • Thanks SamRice / Ronan Halpenny - this works.

    Monday, August 08, 2016 9:37 AM