Dealing with Socket Error 10013

Anytime you are using a Windows based e-mailing program, such as Window Live, you have the chance of connections going bad. When this happens an error such as a Socket Error 10013 can occur.

Socket Error 10013 Symptoms

Whenever a Socket Error 10013 is present you will know it. Usually this error means that you cannot access your Windows mail messages. You will be able to open the e-mail program itself, but you will not be able to send or receive any e-mail messages rendering your program useless.

 

Socket Error 10013 Causes

A Socket Error 10013 can and will occur if there are settings on your computer that are not properly configured. In many instances it is an anti-virus software that will either not scan the e-mails properly or will take too long to scan them and thus prompt the error. Other possible causes can be a corrupt registry, misconfigured files with your firewall protection, or possibly a virus.

 

Socket Error 10013 Fixes

The easiest way to deal with a Socket Error 10013 is to disable the anti-virus scanning capabilities. Mostly speaking, a scan of your e-mails is an unnecessary step that can eat up CPU usage and cause a slowing and/or timing out of your PC which will cause the Socket Error 10013 to occur.

 

Steps:

  1. Uninstall your anti-virus program.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Reinstall you anti-virus program in “Custom Mode.”
  4. When offered the choice for “E-mail Scanning” select no or uncheck the box.
  5. Complete setup.
  6. Restart your computer to allow effects to take hold.

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