Fix: Windows Live Mail Error 0x8DE20003 or Server Error 3204

If you are unable to send or receive mail or access while using Windows Live Mail on your Windows 8 or Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro, you may want to read this article further. Microsoft has released a Windows Live Mail Diagnostic Fix It solution that will allow you to resolve this issue.

Windows Live Mail Diagnostic Fix It

Windows Live Mail Error 0x8DE20003 or Server Error 3204

If you are using Windows Live Mail to access and experience one of the following:

  1. Error: Server: Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE20003
  2. Unable to Sign in or access mail. (, MSN, and Live Mail)
  3. Email address is removed for privacy or Server Error: 3204.

You can download and apply Microsoft Fix it 9833174 from KB2842520 to your system. The wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows. Once you have downloaded it, simply click on it to run it and follow the wizard.

If required, will also help reset Windows Live Mail DeltaSync settings. In case you did not know, DeltaSync is the proprietary Microsoft communications protocol for synchronizing web services with offline clients.

Many users have been facing this issue as is evident from the questions posted on Answers. It was probably due to this reason that Microsoft released this Windows Live Mail Diagnostic Fix It to make it easy for users to fix this problem.

Ever since Microsoft started developing and releasing Fix Its for users of their software, for fixing coming problem, things have gotten very easy for users. All it takes to resolve such problems is to download the Fix It or the ATS and single-click to apply the solution.

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