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Re: Receiving error 0x800408FC

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Re: Receiving error 0x800408FC

I too have been crazy with this same problem for over two months.

While the Comcast folks may be correct that Outlook 2003 is an old and no longer supported mail client, over the years I have invested a lot of time into my personal Outlook setup. This envolves mail segregation by sender, by content, by keyword, etc. When email comes into my Outlook, Outlook splits the mail into unique folders by catagories, thus saving me an incredible amount of time examining each email to determine whether I should read it, keep it, act upon it, or 86 it.

It took a great deal of time to create these interlocking rules. To just say "well it's old and outdated so get something new" without regard is not very understanding on the part of the poster. While I agree and do plan to switch to a more current email client, Comcast should have had their flipping ducks in a row with an upfront answer that would tide me over until I had the time to make the transition.

As it is, my attempts to find a solution to this MYSTERY have consumed an huge piece of my life that I will never get back - time that I could have used to switch to a new email client. Comcast should remove all the dead end "solutions" to this problem, and point folks to this thread which finally solved this issue for me. I like Comcast and believe that they could do better.

 

Just saying.

 

BTW does anyone know of an email client that can filter emails with the same specifics as Outlook 2003's "email rules"?

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Re: Receiving error 0x800408FC

What are your current settings, and which part isn't working specifically?





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Re: Receiving error 0x800408FC


cfmolt wrote:

I too have been crazy with this same problem for over two months.

While the Comcast folks may be correct that Outlook 2003 is an old and no longer supported mail client, over the years I have invested a lot of time into my personal Outlook setup. This envolves mail segregation by sender, by content, by keyword, etc. When email comes into my Outlook, Outlook splits the mail into unique folders by catagories, thus saving me an incredible amount of time examining each email to determine whether I should read it, keep it, act upon it, or 86 it.

It took a great deal of time to create these interlocking rules. To just say "well it's old and outdated so get something new" without regard is not very understanding on the part of the poster. While I agree and do plan to switch to a more current email client, Comcast should have had their flipping ducks in a row with an upfront answer that would tide me over until I had the time to make the transition.

As it is, my attempts to find a solution to this MYSTERY have consumed an huge piece of my life that I will never get back - time that I could have used to switch to a new email client. Comcast should remove all the dead end "solutions" to this problem, and point folks to this thread which finally solved this issue for me. I like Comcast and believe that they could do better.

 

Just saying.

 

BTW does anyone know of an email client that can filter emails with the same specifics as Outlook 2003's "email rules"?


What do you expect Comcast to 'do better'? They are in the business of providing network connectivity, and enhancing their network to use IPv6 is a major step forward in technology. They are not in the business of supporting mail client configurations, other than providing basic connectivity settings. The problem is not with their network, so they have litttle in the way of responsibility (or ability for that matter) when it comes to resolving the Outlook 2003/IPv6 issue

 

Microsoft do not support Outlook 2003 anymore, and they do not recommend disabling IPv6, especially on Windows 8, so if you continue to use an unsupported mail client, they won't provide you much support, other than what you can find documented on their support websites. If you continue to use an unsupported mail client AND go against their recommendations by disabling IPv6 then I don't see how they can be held responsible for fixing the problem. Basically, if you use unsupported software in an unrecommended OS configuration, you are pretty much on your own from their perspective.

 

If you decide to purchase a newer version of Outlook to replace 2003, you should be able to export the rules from 2003 and import them into your new version. Alternatively, there are a number of free email clients that provide extensive filtering capabilities (Thunderbird and GMail are a couple of examples, although GMail isn't strictly an email client) Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to have been much luck when it comes to converting Outlook rules to other client formats due, presumably to the proprietary nature of the formats.

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Re: Receiving error 0x800408FC

See this too.

http://www.msoutlook.info/question/138



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