“I am using Outlook 2016 with exchange server (on Windows 10 platform). Since last week I have started receiving error message 0x80070057 in MS Outlook whenever I perform a send/receive operation. This is a new laptop, and I have been using it for less than a month. How can I overcome this issue?”
Queries like these are quite common and are growing in numbers. Send/receive error code 0x80070057 is exclusive to MS Outlook and is found to have affected Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 users. If you are one of the few unlucky ones, then you might see the following error message whenever you click on the send/receive button.
Communication tools like MS Outlook are used by many individual users and corporations. There is no doubt that MS Outlook is the most trusted email client around the globe. Like any other tool, Outlook too is not perfect and need a few bug fixes. Common errors and corruption issues such as Outlook Not Responding and File Access Denied can come up from time to time. However, recently, a new 0x80070057 error has been reported to Microsoft community by several Outlook users. This happens when the user clicks on send/receive tab; this, in turn, can make Outlook client freeze and can also prohibit the user from sending or receiving emails. Moreover, it might even stop you from connecting to Microsoft Exchange. Several users with relatively newer Outlook profiles on Microsoft Exchange server repeatedly encountered this error.
Primarily this error can pop-up during synchronization of MS Outlook with Exchange server. Following are the few known causes of this error:
We have devised a few ways to manually fix the error code 0x80070057 which are outlined below:
System file checker (SFC) is a tool developed by Microsoft that can repair corrupted files in a Windows installation.
It is often the incorrect Outlook installation which is responsible for the error code 0x80070057. So, go to the Control panel and look for Programs and Features. Then look for MS Outlook and Uninstall it, then reinstall it to check if it worked.
One can also take advantage of the inbuilt repair tool known as Scanpst.exe to repair your PST or OST files. For Outlook 356, 2019 and 2016 Scanpst.exe can be found here-
(Any version) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\office16\
If you have tried all the above manual methods to get past error code 0x80070057 but to no avail. It might be time to consider using a professional third-party tool for this purpose. One such tool is Kernel for Outlook PST Repair. This Outlook PST repair tool comes jam-packed with impressive features and is equipped with state-of-the-art algorithms. Some of the salient features are outlined below:
Once you are done with the installation, launch the tool. The welcome screen shows a friendly user interface. One can either select a single file or multiple PST files for repair (see the snippet below).
In conclusion, we have briefly discussed the cause of error code 0x80070057.
Moreover, we have looked at a total of six manual methods to overcome this issue. Additionally, we have discussed features of Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool, in case you are unable to solve the problem with the manual methods. We recommend Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool as it can accomplish PST repair related tasks quite easily