One of the common errors that are encountered by the user of Mac Outlook 2016 is Error code 3253 displaying the error message “Connection to the Server failed or was dropped”. This error will restrict Mac Outlook user from sending email but is able to receive email. It will occur suddenly without giving any warning, which leaves user clueless of the reasons responsible for the error. The blog will be discussing the possible solution to resolve the Error Code 3253 Outlook Mac 2016.
The Error 3253 signifies failure of the connection to the server that creates problem to the users sending emails. The possible reasons for the occurrence of the error are:
To provide a better resolution for the corresponding error, we will first find out the type of email account setup in Mac Outlook 2016 that can be POP3, IMAP, Exchange Active Sync (EAS) or MS Exchange. To check the type of email account, go to File >> Info >> Account Settings and check the drop down list option. EAS account can be Hotmail.com, Live.com or Outlook.com account.
In next step, we can set up the email account in a new profile in Outlook 2016 using the steps defined below:
In the last section, we will set up the email account in the new Outlook profile created using the steps:
For this, click on Add option present at bottom left corner, select Exchange and enter the information related to Exchange account. User can configure the account automatically by selecting Configure automatically option and click on Add account.
Select Other Email option after clicking on Add, enter the account details and click on Add account.
If user cannot configure the account automatically, we can type the information manually.
Conclusion: The blog is totally focused on the discussion regarding the Error Code 3253 Outlook Mac 2016 related to the failure of connection to the server, which thereby creates problem in sending email. It further describes some reasons of the occurrence of the error along with possible solutions to resolve the same.