Get rid of outlook error code 17997

Outlook application is used by you to send or receive email messages to the other locations, but sometimes when you try to send the messages using Outlook exchange server then it gets failed with an unknown error message i.e. Outlook error code 17997. After the prompting of this error code you cannot be able to send or receive mails by using Outlook application. It mainly happens due to the corruption in the PST files or it also comes to you when the Outlook is unable to connect with the mail server. So fix this issue very soon with the help of some manual methods or you can also use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix the issue automatically.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Symptoms –

The most common symptom that you can see is the prompting of the Outlook error 17997 on the screen as;

“Can connect to Exchange server and receive mail, but when sending, the messages hang in the Outbox with error -17997, unexpected data was encountered.”

How to fix Outlook error code 17997

To fix the error code 17997 you need to go through the following manual steps:

  1. Go to the start button.
  2. Type scanpst.exe command in the search box and press enter.
  3. Now run the scanpst.exe tool to the Outlook application.
  4. At the end of the repairing process just restart the Outlook.
  5. Now try to send or receive emails.

The manual methods will surely work to repair the Outlook error code 17997 in your Outlook. But if you are not able to fix the problem manually then you should use Outlook PST Repair Tool to fix it automatically.

Compatible with Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and supports Windows 8, 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit ), 2003, XP, 2000, NT4 (SP6).

Outlook PST Repair Tool will always help you to fix the problem in the Outlook application and its components automatically. With the help of this tool you can usually repair the corruption in the PST files and other errors.


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