OL2000: Error Message: The Server Could Not Be Found

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ERROR MESSAGE

When you attempt to log on to your mail server, you receive one of the following errors:
The server could not be found.
-or-
Unable to connect to the server
-or-
The operation could not be completed because of an error on the network. Try to log on to the network again, and then repeat the operation.

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:

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

AT&T Worldnet Configurations

For additional information about using Outlook with AT&T Worldnet,please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
196081 OL2000: (CW) Connection Error Using AT&T Internet Mail

196431 OL2000: (IMO) Connection Error Using AT&T Internet Mail
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MCI Mail Configurations

For additional information about using Outlook with MCI Mail, please seethe following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195502 OL2000: (IMO) Connection Error Using MCI Internet Mail

195503 OL2000: (CW) Connection Error Using MCI Internet Mail
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MindSpring Mail Configurations

For additional information about using Outlook with MindSpring, please seethe following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195780 OL2000: (CW) Connection Error Using MindSpring Internet Mail

195779 OL2000: (IMO) Connection Error Using MindSpring Internet Mail
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SPRYNET Configurations

For additional information about using Outlook with SPRYNET, please seethe following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197228 OL2000: (CW) Connect Error Using SPRYNET Internet Mail

197227 OL2000: (IMO) Connect Error Using SPRYNET
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GTE Configurations

For additional information about using Outlook with GTE, please seethe following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
197662 OL2000: Connection Error Using GTE Internet Mail

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CompuServe Configurations

For additional information about using Outlook with CompuServe, please seethe following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
195789 OL2000: (CW) Configuring CompuServe with Internet E-mail

197095 OL2000: (IMO) Configuring CompuServe with Internet E-mail

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