Outlook: A Filtering Error Has Occurred -199

When you open Outlook Express 4.5 for Macintosh, or you attempt to send or receive mail, you may receive the following error message:

A filtering error has occurred -199.

CAUSE
This error can occur if a file is trapped in the Outlook Express cache.

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Start Outlook Express 4.5 Macintosh Edition.
On the Tools menu, click Empty Cache.
Click Empty entire cache.
You can also resolve this issue by upgrading to Outlook Express 5.02.

If you are unable to open Outlook Express, use the following steps:
Locate and open the Otlook Express User(s) folder (usually found where the application program is located).
Open the identity folder from within the Outlook Express User(s) folder.
Drag the cache folder out to the Desktop.
Close all folders.
Start Outlook Express.
  • 432 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Receiving reported error (0x80042108)

This error can occur for many reasons. We have found it is most common when your inbox needs to...

What are my mail server names?

Your mail server names are mail.yourdomain.com. The server name will be the same no matter how...

What is my master mail account?

When your account is created, a master mail account is set-up by default. This account is...

Server Error 0x800CCC90, Error Number 0x900CCC92

There are many reasons for the above error. Make sure you are using username@yourdomain.com...

How do I block emails containing zip attachments

For blocking .zip attachments you will want to use the "Account Level Filtering" area of your...