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Unable to add work email in Outlook 365

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  • Event viewer logs shows Error: 0xCAA50021 Number of retry attempts exceeds expectation.
    Exception of type 'class Exception' at operation.cpp, line: 27, method: Operation::Retry.

    Source AAD, Event ID - 1098


    • Edited by teckOL Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:21 PM
    • Moved by Marilee Turscak - MSFT Friday, March 15, 2019 12:16 AM Question unrelated to Azure Active Directory
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:20 PM

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  • Can you please include a screenshot? At what point do you receive this error? 

    Please refer to the troubleshooting guides for adding an email account to Outlook. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/add-an-email-account-to-outlook-6e27792a-9267-4aa4-8bb6-c84ef146101b

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/cant-add-email-account-in-outlookcom/183ede9f-1867-45cd-b1cb-47e0b8b76d90?auth=1

    Friday, March 15, 2019 12:14 AM
  • Hello teckOL,

    What code do you use for adding accounts in Outlook?

    Note, the forum is for developers. I'd suggest posting non-programming questions to the https://answers.microsoft.com web site instead. There you also may find similar forum threads:

    1. Outlook 2016 acct set up errors
    2. Something went wrong - unable to add new accounts Outlook 2016

    Finally, have you tried to add a new account through the Mail applet in the Control Panel?


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    Friday, March 15, 2019 4:52 AM