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Questions tagged [windows-live-mail]

Windows Live Mail is a freeware email client published by Microsoft. First released in 2007, the last release is version "2012" which was released in late 2014. It is no longer supported by Microsoft and has been replaced by the Mail app available in the Microsoft App Store.

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Copy mail rule in Windows Live Mail

With Windows Live Mail, I tried to copy a mail rule with the copy button, in order to create a similar rule. But nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong? I mean the copy button in the example ...
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I get nothing but placeholders for images in all email received in WLM 2012 [closed]

All of a sudden I get nothing but placeholders for images in all email received in WLM 2012. Prefs are set to HTML and "block Images" is unchecked. I've also checked Malwarebytes, Avast and Adaware. ...
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Where Windows 7 store date/time shown in Windows Live Mail 'Sent' folder?

Windows 7: where Windows store date/time shown in list of sent emails in Windows Live Mail 'Sent' folder? When highlight Sent folder, right side show list of sent emails, 3rd column is 'Sent' column, ...
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Why does Windows Live Mail strip attachments of ONE contact?

I am trying to solve a very weird issue on one laptop: It has Windows 7 x64 running and is using Windows Live Mail. One specific contact, always gets the attachments stripped/removed. For reference, ...
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Migrating from one IMAP account to another: can I just change server data?

A customer of mine is switching ISPs, so I have to migrate his email from his old IMAP server account to the new one. (He isn't using Gmail; he's using Windows Live Mail). I was wondering which ...
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outlook 2003 vs. outlook live - external POP3 emails

So, I'm trying to configure an external POP3/SMTP account on both of these apps. I have all of the details needed: email address, username, password, POP3 server and port, SMTP server and port. on ...
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Exporting .EML from Windows Live Mail to Outlook corrupted emails

Before anyone says go through 1 by 1. I have 25,115 emails to transfer. So it's not physically possible. Okay I am trying to export and get my old man off Windows Live Mail and onto Outlook. These ...
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How do I make Mozilla Thunderbird close the composed email window as soon as I hit send?

When I hit send in Windows Live Mail, the email window would close immediately, and the work of sending the email would be done in the background and mentioned only in the progress bar at the bottom ...
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Can I consolidate windows live mail files from 2 locations

Recently my system was screwed up and in the process of fixing it, I ended up with a new user account on my PC. I use Windows Live Mail, and now my saved mail is split into two different sets of ...
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Export mail from Windows Live Mail 2012 to Exchange format

I recently installed Office 365 on my mom's computer, and she wanted to transfer all her email from her old email client (Windows Live Mail 2012). I foolishly assumed she set it up using IMAP so I'd ...
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IMAP high bandwith usage

The bandwith usage for IMAP is rather high (6 GB monthly) while we are not sending a huge amount of email. My email provider says this is caused by the fact that the email client checks the server ...
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Not receiving emails from addresses with a specific @ending

Title. I have a @live.com address. I've checked my Outlook "rules," and none of them should be deleting emails from @blank addresses. The sender has confirmed that the emails were "sent" on their ...
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how do I reinstall Windows live mail on Windows 10?

Cant get into my live mail account since upgrading Windows 10. I have tried downloading Windows essentials but didnt work.
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What causes Windows Live Mail to fail with hotmail?

I've been having trouble getting Windows Live Mail to receive mails from my Hotmail accounts. I'm getting the following error when trying to send\receive: Unable to send or receive messages for the ...
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How to turn off self-signed SSL certificate warning in Windows Live Mail?

Every time I open Windows Live Mail 2012 it throws a security warning and won't connect until I press Yes: It's a mail server with self-signed SSL certificate. How do I add exception permanently so ...
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Finding Windows Live Mail Data

My windows computer crashed but I was able to save all my data on a cloud based service. I used Windows Live Mail on the crashed computer. I now have an Apple Mac. As I search through all my backup ...
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Firefox 37.0.2 mailto: launches MS Live Mail app in Windows 8.1 but without a compose window

After a Windows 7 to 8.1 upgrade, email links in Firefox 37.0.2 now launch my mail client (Windows Live Mail) but not a compose message window in that app. In Windows 7, the Firefox option "Email ...
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Signatures not changing automatically when switching accounts - Live Mail

I'm trying to set up a Live Mail client with multiple accounts and separate signatures for each account. I have defined signatures in options -> signatures -> advanced. Each account has one ...
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Spellchecking other languages than default in Live Mail 2011

My buddy is using Microsoft Live Mail 2011. The challenge is: this is a basically German setup - so the menus and dialogs and all are German. He also needs to write e-mails in English and French, and ...
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Does the “Windows Live” email reader on windows 7 work with Outlook.com

My mother in law uses the “Windows Live” email reader on her windows 7 laptop, but as she is changing ISPs we need to setup a new email account for her. Rather than setting the account up with her ...
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Thunderbird: Fetch new messages from server except imported messages

I am using Windows Live Mail for years, but decided to use Thunderbird. I use my mail clients with POP3 connection. I can import my WLM messages into Thunderbird via Import Export Tools and imported ...
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Why Thunderbird doesn't have a “Block Email” option? [closed]

Windows Live Mail has a feature to block email addresses or even domains. Now I'm testing Thunderbird and it doesn't have this feature. Instead, we have to create rules to automatically delete ...
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How to edit “Send to Mail Recipient” on Windows Xp or Windows 7

The client I'm using is Windows Live Mail. Desired outcome: User right clicks on a file and selects "Send To->Mail Recipient" (or another custom created shortcut). Windows Live Mail New Message ...
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Open eml attachments inline in WLM

I use Mozilla Thunderbird but my secretary uses Windows Live Mail. If I forward messages to her, it's usually as an attached eml file to preserve the original message's formatting and attachments. ...
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WLMail displays messages correctly on screen, but prints  where there is =C2=A0 for some messages

There are many questions online related to this. And I understand that =C2=A0 stands for non-breaking space when it appears within a mime part with type: Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 My ...
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Is there a way to find who I sent an email to, after deleting the email in windows live mail from the trash folder, on windows 7?

I've sent an email with sensitive information, with Windows Live Mail, then put it in the trash folder of the software, then emptied the trash folder. The person on the other end never got the email. ...
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Lost Emails “Windows Live Mail”

Had a power failure, computer shut down.When power restored computer started up but went through many functions before starting. All "Windows Live Mail" folders and messages have disappeared
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Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application, 'Actual ...
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Search mail content in WLM (Windows Live Mail)

I can search the word in mail subject or sender/receiver of a mail easily as: But, I want to search a word in mail content. I tried following: But the "Message" option greyed out! Why? How to ...
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When loading Hotmail from Windows 8 icon, I receive an error about its digital certificates

When I try to load Hotmail using the desktop icon on a newly installed Windows 8 PC, I receive this error. "We couldn't connect to myname@hotmail.com because of a problem with its digital ...
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Win Live Mail font size increase in Win 8

How can I increase the font size for Windows Live Mail under Windows 8? I've tried everything I can think of!
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How can I trace where an email originated from

I have been receiving abusive emails and would like to trace the original location. I have gone through the email header but unfortunaly this does not show the x-originating-Ip address. Is there any ...
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How to share one Windows Live Mail account for all users

Is there a way to setup Windows Live Mail with one email account and have it automatically shared for all users without having to configure Live Mail for each user? I want all users to be sharing the ...
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Live Mail 2009 does not open or save attachments

I can not open attachments in Windows Live Mail 2009 (all the types of attachments, PDF, JPEG, Word documents, etc.) I cleared, "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially ...
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Live Domains - email marked as spam

I'm using Domains Live for my domain as email service provider. However, those emails I send are usually marked as spam... I have set the MX record to Prove domain ownership and TXT record of Server ...
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How to change an email's received “sender” field to another name? If possible in GMAIL

Is it possible when I send and receive email that someone has it's name identified as another name? Is there any better option for doing that? I use Windows Live Mail, receiving from my GMAIL account, ...
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Cant connect to my live e-mail account with outlook

I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64, Outlook 2013 x64, and Windows Live Mail account. For some time, I can no longer access my account. It says "Disconnected" and can't connect. Windows Phone 7's built-in e-...
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Windows Live Mail will not open

Had 2011 fine for over a year, then last week it just hung on startup - little circle and says "starting". In task manager it is open as a process, but not as an app. I tried offline, reinstalled, ...
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Windows Live Mail Error ID 0x800CCC60 when trying to send

When sending mail from Windows Live Mail, it cannot send and shows the following error: The SMTP server returned an error. Subject 'test' Server Response: +OK Dovecot ready. Server: 'mail.test.com' ...
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Import account from Windows Live Mail to Outlook 2013

Is it possible to import emails and settings from Windows Live Mail to Outlook 2013? The accounts I would like to import are POP3 accounts like Gmail and my ISP.
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Many iexplorer instances open when clicking on a mailto link

Whenever I click on a mailto link, my computer gets whacko and starts a recurrent series of calls that open more and more instances of iexplorer. I need to manually enter the task manager and kill the ...
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Fix multiple emails being stuck in Outbox

This is an example of the error message that pops up for each of the 19 messages stuck in Windows 7 Live Mail outbox: The message could not be sent. The setting for your outgoing email [SMTP] ...
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Can Live Mail be set to perform operations asynchronously

I have Microsoft Live Mail attached to two different IMAP mail accounts. When I delete a message, the UI sometimes freezes. Is there a way to set Live Mail so such operations do not block the UI?
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Increasing font/typeface size in Windows Live Mail (Windows 7)

I am a handicapped user. As my handicap progresses, I find the font/typeface size used in the read panel is progressively harder to read. I already have the font size set to "largest". Is there a way ...
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Word Document as body of email

I am using Word 2010 and I need to send a word document (with images) using either windows live mail or gmail but I need to have it appear as the body of the email NOT an attachment. Can anybody help? ...
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Create Rule from Message: Win 7? Where is it?

There are things I much prefer in Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail: one of those things is the ability to create a Mail Rule whilst viewing a message. You would simply do so andthe new rule would ...
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WLM Contacts Failed To Import

Using Windows 7 Pro. Testing backup for WLM Contacts. I exported to a CSV file. Trying to Import, I get Import in Progress, with no movement in the progress bar. Waited 20 minutes, still no ...
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Minimize Windows Live 2012 to Windows 8 system tray in desktop mode?

I want to run Windows live 2012 in system tray, so that it can run without having an instance on taskbar when minimized. This was possible with Windows 7 by running Windows Live Mail 2011 in ...
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No contacts after importing a WAB file

I'm trying to import a WAB file (Outlook Express contacts) into Windows 7. The file is 173 KB and definitely has lots of contacts in it. However, once it's been imported the only contact that's in the ...
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Windows Live Mail throwing Error ID 0x80048820 while Updating my E-Mail Account

What Happened : I just switched on my PC in morning and I got CMOS diskette error(Dell Inspiron 530S), it just activates the floppy drive, so I switched it off from the BIOS in the next restart. ...