OL2000: Error Message "Unable to send this item."

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ERROR MESSAGE

When you attempt to send a mail message, you receive the following error message:
Unable to send this item.

NOTE: Microsoft Office 2000 has built-in functionality that allows you to get more information about difficult-to-troubleshoot alerts or error messages. If you want to enable this functionality for this and other error messages in Microsoft Office 2000, please download the Microsoft Office 2000 Customizable Alerts file from the Microsoft Office Update Web site at the following address:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8FBEE1D3-C5BB-4A36-A2F7-DC63DE2A818C


NOTE: If you reached this article by clicking the Web Info button in an error message, you already have Customizable Alerts enabled.

CAUSES

WHAT TO TRY

Outlook Mail Configurations

A problem may exist in the configuration of your Internet e-mail account in Outlook. Additionally, there may be a connectivity problem with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

For additional information about configuration problems with your Corporate or Workgroup installation of Outlook, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195795 OL2000: (CW) Troubleshooting Outlook Configuration Problems

Problems with the Mail Message Store

The message store for Outlook is the personal folder. This file stores Outlook objects using a special internal folder structure. If the file is damaged, it may not allow the delivery of incoming or outgoing mail.

For additional information about troubleshooting personal folders in your Corporate or Workgroup installation of Outlook, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195717 OL2000: (CW) How to Create a New Personal Folders File
For additional information about troubleshooting personal folders in your Internet Mail Only installation of Outlook, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195723 OL2000: (IMO) Creating a New Personal Folder For an IMO Account
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More information

For additional information about mail sending errors related to the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) server, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
223477 OL2000: Error Message "An unknown error was returned from the SMTP server"
223455 OL2000: Error Message "The server could not be found"

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Article ID: 223465 - Last Review: August 16, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
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