Outlook cannot find server...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ronnielj52, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. ronnielj52 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2011
    Until today, I've never had this problem with Outlook (2011 version).
    The error code is: 3176
    Error message:
    Outlook cannot find server. Verify the server information is entered correctly in the account settings, and that your DNS setting in the network pan of system preferences are correct.

    All settings info is correct. So, I tried Mac mail and tried Entourage too. Same problem.

    I am able to go online so I know my server is working.

    Anyone have suggests, advice, help?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Oh, wow!
    • What kind of server?
    • Is it an Exchange Server?
    • If it is an Exchange Server, then which version is it? Is it Exchange 2007 or higher?
    • If so, then are you trying to access it from without the same domain or from an outside domain?
  3. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Your ISP's DNS servers, which resolve server names to IP addresses so
    that your machine can connect, have given your Mac some bad information.

    Look into using namebench:


    Enter new DNS in System Preferences > Network > Advanced tab > DNS
    Hope this helps!
  4. windowstomac macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2011
    It does sound like a name resolution problem. If you are trying to connect to the name of your server, try putting its IP in the settings instead.

    Beyond that would need to know what you are trying to connect to i.e. Local Exchange, hosted Exchange, corporate Exchange via VPN etc. etc. etc.

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