Outlook Express Error : 0x800CCC13 SOCKET WRITE ERROR – Unable to read Winsock

  1. This error sometimes appears when trying to download e-mails with an attachment. Having software such as Netnanny installed can cause this to happen. Disabling the software can resolve this error.
  2. Remove the TCP/IP protocol and reinstall it. In windows, go into Network from the Control Panel. NOTE: You may need your Windows CD for this task!