The error 0x80004005 is a common problem in Outlook, whether you’re using the email client from Microsoft 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, or earlier versions, and it could be caused by a number of reasons, including from a third-party antivirus blocking scripts, malicious attack, missing or corrupt keys in the Registry, or a problem with your Outlook profile. Whatever the reason it might be, if you’re dealing with this issue, and you previously were able to send and receive emails from the cloud, then the best resolution is to create and switch to a new Outlook profile. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to resolve error 0x80004005 with the “The operation failed” message in desktop version of Outlook on Windows 10.

How to fix error 0x80004005 in Outlook

To resolve error 0x80004005 sending and receiving emails in Microsoft Outlook, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you’ll start with new profile and you should no longer see the error 0x80004005 trying to receive emails from an online service. Control Panel mail option Outlook show profiles option Outlook manual account setup option Outlook set new profile default If the rare case that the problem continues, and you’re using a third-party antivirus, such as Norton Antivirus, then you can also try disabling the scripting blocking feature from the app settings. Or if you’re running Windows 10, you can remove the antivirus and revert back to the Microsoft Defender Antivirus to see if that fixes the problem. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.