Fix Microsoft Outlook “Not Implemented” Error in 2016/2013/2010

Siddharth Rawat Siddharth Rawat Updated On - 04 Nov 2019

The Outlook not implemented error takes place when you Send/Receive, Reply, Forward, or Send a message. The error pops up on the screen saying: “Not Implemented”. Hence, you cannot send emails, or receive emails. So, how will you get rid of this error and start using Outlook normally back again?

We have devised a few helpful ways that you can consider for fixing this error. Before moving to the resolutions, let us first explore the common reasons behind this error.

Causes of Outlook Error: Not Implemented

Following are some of the most prominent reasons behind this error:

  • Antivirus Application
  • An antivirus application scans emails before sending or receiving them. This can be the reason why send/receive button hangs up and the error ‘Not implemented’ is raised.

  • Installed Add-in in Outlook
  • The occurrence of the error could be due to Outlook add-ins or plug-ins which interrupt the performance and smooth working of Outlook.

  • Outlook Send/Receive Settings file damaged
  • The error can take place if the send or receive settings are not working due to damaged to the settings file.

  • MS Outlook not installed properly
  • If you have two MS Outlook versions on your system, then ‘not implemented’ error could occur.

Solutions to Fix MS Outlook Not Implemented Error

Solution 1: Disable Antivirus Program

The antivirus application is configured to scan any email that is sent by you or received in your inbox. This scanning process can delay or hang up the process of sending and receiving email messages. Hence, it is advised to disable antivirus.

Solution 2: Disable Installed Add-Ins

Launch Outlook in Safe Mode to check for issues that are caused by add-ins. If Outlook works appropriately properly in Safe Mode, then disable add-ins from the Outlook.

Step 1: In Outlook, go to File > Option and select the Add-ins tab.

Step 2: Click on the Go button; a new pop-up dialog box will open.
the Add-ins dialog box

Step 3: Disable one plug-in at a time.

Disable one plug-in

Step 4: Restart the Outlook application.

Step 5: Finally, check for the issue solved or not.

Note: To open Outlook in safe mode, follow the below steps:

  1. Hold +X keys. This will open up the Run dialog box.
  2. Enter outlook.exe /safe in the text box.
  3. Check the title bar for confirmation.

open Outlook in safe mode

Solution 3: Recreate Send/Receive Settings file

Step 1: Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\ location.

Step 2: Look for the SRS file.

Step 3: rename the SRS file to something like ‘Outlook.srs.old’. Once you restart the Outlook, a new SRS file will be created automatically.

Congratulations! You have successfully reset the SRS file. Proceed to check if Send/Receive is functional or not.

Solution 4: Create a New Outlook Profile

Creating a new Outlook profile is one of the simplest methods to resolve the Outlook error. The second part of our blog “Fix Outlook Send/Receive Error 0x8004010F” shows the steps to create a new Outlook profile.

Solution 5: Use PST Repair tools

  • Use Outlook Inbox Repair Tool – ScanPST.exe
  • ScanPST.exe is an inbuilt utility that can find and fix minor issues in Outlook PST file. You can find this tool in the Office installation folder. It is an extremely beneficial tool for resolving errors related to PST when nothing else works. The detailed operation of this tool is described below:

    1. Depending upon the Outlook version, Scanpst.exe tool can be found here-
    2. In Outlook 2019: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
      In Outlook 2016: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16
      In Outlook 2013: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
      In Outlook 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14
    3. Open scanpst.exe
    4. Browse for the .pst files and click Next. Also, the PST files can be found here (inside the Documents folder)-
    5. C:\Users\user\Documents\Outlook Files

    6. The tool will now check for consistency.
    7. If any inconstancies are found, then click Repair.
    8. If successful, then you will be prompted with the following message.
    9. Open the Outlook and try to access the repaired file.

    Please note: The tool fails to deliver results when the PST file is severely damaged.

  • Use Kernel for Outlook PST Repair
  • Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool is the most proficient solution to repair PST files. It helps to repair, recover and restore the content of corrupted, damaged or inaccessible PST files. The tool successfully saves all the PST file content to healthy PST file and different destinations such as live Exchange, Office 365, and different webmail clients. A snippet of the interface is shown below.

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Concluding Lines:

You can fix “not implemented” error in Outlook using any of the methods mentioned above. If traditional methods don’t work to repair Outlook 2016/2013/2010 errors, try a PST repair tool like Scanpst.exe or Kernel for Outlook PST Repair.