FIX: Error 0x80070426 in Windows 10 Mail App

Error codes 0x80070426 is one of the many error codes associated with the Windows 10 Mail program. For most users, error 0x80070426 appears after they are informed by Windows 10 Mail that the settings for their email account are not up to date, and then every attempt they make to update their email account’s settings is met with error code 0x80070426 and a message stating the chances they want to make cannot be made. For other users, error 0x80070426 shows up when they try to sync Windows 10 Mail with their email account or even open Windows 10 Mail. Once error 0x80070426 showed up, some of the users who have been affected by it in the past also reported many of the other built-in Windows 10 applications (such as Weather and Calendar) not working at all, working slowly or also displaying error 0x80070426.

Error code 0x80070426 can be caused by anything from a corrupted or damaged system file to a pending update. Thankfully, error 0x80070426 can be fixed, and the following are some of the most effective methods that you can use to try and fix the problem on your own:

Method 1: Run an SFC scan

An SFC scan is basically designed to scan your computer for corrupted or damaged system files and then repair all of the damaged files that it manages to find. In addition, running an SFC scan is probably the most effective solution to error 0x80070426. To run as SFC scan, go here and follow the instructions provided.

Method 2: Reset the Windows Store’s cache

Press the Windows Logo key + R to open a Run

Type wsreset.exe into the Run dialog and press Enter. This will reset the Windows Store’s cache and quite possibly fix error 0x80070426 for you.

Method 3: Fix the problem using Windows PowerShell

Open the Start Menu.

Type powershell into the Search bar.

Right-click on the program named Windows PowerShell that appears. Click on Run as Administrator.


Type the following into Windows PowerShell and then press Enter:

Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online

Once the above command has been executed, re-download the Mail app from the Store and test.


Method 4: Switch to a different antivirus program

Some antivirus programs – McAfee antivirus, in particular – seem to somehow interfere with Windows 10 Mail and give birth to error 0x80070426. If your antivirus program is what is causing error 0x80070426 in your case, simply go to Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a program and uninstall your antivirus program. Error 0x80070426 should be no more as soon as you install your antivirus program. Leaving your computer unprotected is not a very good idea, so you should download and install a different antivirus program.

Method 5: Check for and install any and all available updates

In many cases, restarting their computer, opening Windows Update, checking for updates and installing all available updates fixed the issue for users suffering from error 0x80070426. If none of the methods listed above have worked for you, checking for and installing any and all available updates just might do the trick.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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FIX: Error 0x80070426 in Windows 10 Mail App

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