Socket Error 11004 on Your PC

Often when there is a valid name of a requested file that cannot be connected with for some reason a Socket Error 11004 will be generated. This message can make trying to send email extremely difficult and frustrate any PC user.

 

Socket Error 11004 Symptoms

Anytime a Socket Error 11004 comes up it is with a Microsoft program that deals with e-mails. Usually, when this error occurs the user will be able to receive their e-mail messages but will be unsuccessful in sending any of their messages.

 

Socket Error 11004 Causes

The most common cause of a Socket Error 11004 is a miscommunication. This error signifies that the host trying to be reached does exist, but it can’t be reached for some reason. This can be due to misconfigured files, a bad space character at the end of server name, or it could be a corrupt registry on the PC itself.

Fixing Socket Error 11004

The first thing to do when presented with a Socket Error 11004 is to ensure that the server name is typed in correctly. If it is then you can run a check for a solution using the Windows checker on your PC:

 

Steps:

  1. Click the Start Button.
  2. Go to All Programs.
  3. Click on Accessories.
  4. Right Click the Command Prompt.
  5. Click Run as Administrator and enter password if prompted to.
  6. Type sfc/scannow into the command prompt you see.
  7. Await for scan and repair to take place.

Restart your computer once the scan and repair are complete.

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