This article will guide you on steps to resolve #IMAP #server closed the connection #0x800cccdd #Outlook #error. We also saw that the reason for this error is an incorrect IMAP settings.
A server connection #timeout means that a server is taking too long to reply to a data request made from another device. Timeouts are not a reply message: they show up when there isn't a reply and a server request is not fulfilled in a predetermined length of time.
Sometimes Outlook users get the 0x800CCCDD error ('Your IMAP server closed the connection') whenever they send or receive #emails via an IMAP account. This particular error code is signaling that the Send/Receive feature has failed.
To stop Outlook from timing out:
1. Click Outlook 2010's "File" tab.
2. Double-click an email account's name in the list to edit its settings.
3. Click the "Advanced" tab on the settings window, then locate the Server Timeouts section.
4. Click "OK" and then "Cancel" to save the new timeout setting for the selected account.