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Log onto incoming mail server (IMAP): The host '' cannot be found.


My outlook stopped being able to send and receive emails two weeks ago and after having checked all the setting are correct it still isn't working.

Error code on Send/Receive is

Task 'Synchronizing subscribed folders for xxxxx.' reported error (0x800CCC0E) : 'Outlook cannot synchronize subscribed folders for xxxx. Error: Cannot connect to the server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'

When in the account settings the error I get is this

Log onto incoming mail server (IMAP) Failed

Any other suggestions?

This is only happening on Outlook 2016 I am still able to access emails on ipad 

Thanks in advance



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Re: Log onto incoming mail server (IMAP): The host '' cannot be found.

Nightmare to diagnose at a distance.  Let's do logical steps. Answer or respond as appropriate

1. Are you a VM broadband customer and is the address you are trying to access linked to your broadband account in My Virginmedia.

2. Are you using these settings?

with SSL and authentication properly set

3. We need to get a session log to see what is going on. Only if the above advice doesn't solve. Guidance here:

Its the VM 3xx code that is important 


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