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Your mailbox is already locked

This error ‘Your mailbox is already locked’ appears while a single mailbox is configured on multiple computers and one session already in progress while another session tries to access the mailbox. When POP3 client establishes the connection with POP3 server it exclusively locks the mailbox for that session.

Error Samples

With Outlook Express

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was rejected. Account: ‘Another account’, Server: ‘mail.domain.com’, Protocol: POP3, Server Response: ‘-ERR Your mailbox is already locked‘, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92

With Microsoft Office Outlook

Task ‘mail@domain.com – Receiving’ reported error (0x8004210E) : ‘Your mailbox is temporarily unavailable because another e-mail message is being delivered to it or another mail application is accessing it.  The server responded: -ERR Your mailbox is already locked

 Troubleshooting the Issue

There is no action needs to be taken from your end. The error will disappear automatically as soon as the mailbox is unlocked by the ongoing POP3 session.

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Gopal Thorve

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