How to Fix a Time Out Error in Hotmail & Outlook

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How to Fix a Time Out Error in Hotmail & Outlook
Fix the source of the timeout error with Hotmail and Outlook. (laptop image by Charles Taylor from Fotolia.com)

Outlook is a popular personal information management application developed by Microsoft. Included as part of the Microsoft Office suite of products, Outlook is primarily used for the sending, receiving, searching and management of e-mail messages. Users who have configured the program to work with Hotmail may occasionally receive timeout error messages. These messages result from an overly-full deleted items folder on the Hotmail website.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Point your Web browser to hotmail.com. Log in using your Hotmail username and password.

  2. 2

    Click the "Manage Folders" link in the left-hand column of the main Hotmail screen.

  3. 3

    Click the link labelled "Empty" on the line labelled "Deleted." Click "OK" when prompted to remove all of the email messages contained in your Deleted Items folder.

  4. 4

    Open Outlook. The timeout error message no longer appears when the program sends and receives e-mail from your Hotmail account.

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