Error message when you try to use Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003 to access an account: "Task 'http://services.msn-: Folder:Inbox Synchronizing headers.' reported error (0x800CCCF7)"

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

The DAV service allows you to access an account by using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. This service is scheduled to be discontinued at an undetermined future date no earlier than January 2009. After the service is discontinued, you may be unable to access an account by using Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007. 

When you try to use Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 to access an account after the service is discontinued, you may receive an error message that Outlook is unable to connect to your e-mail server, or you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:  
Task 'http://services.msn-: Folder:Inbox Synchronizing headers.' reported error (0x800CCCF7) : 'To use Microsoft Windows Live Mail account in Outlook, you must install the most recent version of the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector for Live Mail. The server responded 'This operation is not permitted for this type of client.'
To resolve this problem, download and install the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector for For more information about the Outlook Connector for, visit the following Microsoft Web site: 

How to obtain the software update for Outlook 2003

Microsoft has released a software update to Outlook 2003 to improve the error message that you receive when you try to connect to by using the WebDAV protocol after it is discontinued. To obtain that update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note Installing this update does not resolve the problem that is described earlier. To resolve the problem, download and install the Microsoft Office Outlook Connector for

Software update information for Outlook 2003


To apply this software update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Software update replacement information

This software update does not replace any other software updates.

File information

The English version of this software update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 943649 - Last Review: 09/13/2013 01:54:00 - Revision: 7.0

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