Microsoft Outlook is a great email management tool. With over 400 million users worldwide, it has secured its spot right after Google and Apple email managers. But unlike other email managers, in Microsoft Outlook you can easily link all your email addresses from various service providers (Google, Yahoo etc.) and manage them from one single platform.
But the platform of Microsoft Outlook is a little glitchy with errors. This is probably why it isn’t the most used email client. But compared to its feature of managing emails from different clients, it’s a good trade off. That’s because these errors in Microsoft Outlook are easily solvable.
There are quite a few types of errors in Microsoft Outlook but the most repetitive one is [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3]. What causes it? How to fix it? Let’s find out.
What is the error [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3]?
This error mainly means Microsoft Outlook is not working properly. Reasons could be an installation problem or something else. That is why this error does not allow you to access and send emails to your clients, eliminating Microsoft Outlook’s main functionality which is to manage and send emails from different clients. That is why it is necessary to solve this error as quickly as possible.
Causes of [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] Error
The error refers to the fact that Microsoft Outlook is not functioning properly.
Our best guess for the error to occur is errors in the installation process. There could be some small errors that occurred in the installation process of Microsoft Outlook and thus causing this error.
Another reason could be using multiple accounts. If you use more than one account in Microsoft Outlook and rapidly switch between them, the software codes and algorithms might fail to update that quickly and get tangled with each other and create errors in the software code. Software code errors are also identified as [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] errors in Outlook.
Our final guess is that you have installed more than one email client in the computer. Having multiple email tasking software can create a conflict between the software and ultimately all of them might fail to do their tasks. Just like that Microsoft Outlook will conflict with the other software and show the [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] error.
How to fix the [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] error?
Now that we know the reasons for the [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] error, let’s look at how to solve it.
- Use a single account
One of the reasons for the error is using multiple accounts in Microsoft Outlook and rapidly switching between them. So if this error occurs, you can simply log out of all the accounts and log in one account from the beginning. This may remove the [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] error. If not then you should try the other methods.
- Clearing Cache and Cookies
If using a single account did not solve the error, then there are probably some damaged codes in the software. So the best thing to do now is try different methods of fixing those error codes. One of the easiest ways that does not require you to be a software coder, is to clear the cache and cookies of Microsoft Outlook.
Clearing cache and cookies will delete all old data and codes related with them and update those spots with system default codes. If the damaged codes were all in these cache and cookies section codes, then your Microsoft Outlook application will be fixed and the error [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] will no longer appear.
- Update Microsoft Outlook
Your version of Microsoft Outlook could be outdated. That is why it is showing errors. Give it an update and see if the errors are showing again or not.
- Use verified software
Microsoft is getting stricter about pirated software. If their software gets pirated, a fail-safe allows it to not function properly and show error. So check if Microsoft Outlook or Windows is verified.
- Use Trouble Shooting Center
If clearing cache did not fix the error in Outlook, then the problem might be more deeper than we thought. It may require you to reinstall Microsoft Outlook. We know how irritating the installation process is. Re-build your software and rearrange everything from the start. But luckily there is another way and that is to use a troubleshooting center. Every software and application nowadays has a troubleshooting center for identifying and eliminating any software errors.
Some people may prefer the reinstallation process rather than using a troubleshooting center, which is completely understandable. It may be tiresome for browsing troubleshooting centers and following their installation step by step, but if done properly, it can save you from all the troubles you have to go through for reorganizing the software after reinstallation. So it’s worth a shot.
Here is how you do it. Open the start icon in your computer and go to settings. In settings you will find updates & security. In there you will find the troubleshooting option. Click on it and guide it to the error in Microsoft Outlook.
- Reinstalling Microsoft Outlook
If you are unfortunate to solve the error with troubleshooting or clearing the cache, then we are sorry to say that you will have to reinstall Microsoft Outlook on your computer.
Reinstalling is the most effective method for solving errors [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3], there might be some errors in the installation process before. It could be an incomplete installation or a broken one. So before reinstalling, learn the steps of it from a help center or from YouTube. Now there’s a video about everything on YouTube.
If you reinstall Microsoft Outlook properly, there won’t be any reason for the error [pii_email_5b2bf020001f0bc2e4f3] to show up again. Except if you are using multiple email accounts together or you have installed email client software on the computer.
- Using the web browser
Reinstalling Microsoft Outlook will surely solve the error. But if you don’t know how to install Microsoft Outlook or do not want to go with all the trouble of installation and reorganizing the software or you are in an emergency, then perhaps you can try the website of Microsoft Outlook.
Simply go to your browser and browse to Microsoft outlook and sign up using your email. If the web version is showing the same version, then clear browser data, cache, and cookies and try again.
Microsoft Outlook is a great addition for your workplace. But it often shows errors. Rather than sitting around, you should try out the methods mentioned above and solve them.