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Windows 11 mail / outlook.live.com - how to delete recent contacts?

There is an infuriating thing that is happening to my Mail app in Windows, however it occurs also in Outlook mail online. Let's say my company is Alpha, and the email is me@alpha.net. I'm a software ...
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iCloud email account won't sync with Windows 11 Mail

I had my iCloud account setup fine on Windows 10, and upgrading to Windows 11, it still functioned well. However, I accidentally revoked my app-specific password from iCloud account setting(which I ...
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How to force Windows 10 Mail app to remove bad account?

I recently migrated my PC from one domain to another. This took some regedit changes... Now one of the configured email accounts in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar app is invalid. The email address ...
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How to disable automatic capitalization in Windows 10's Mail app?

I have disabled autocorrect in Windows' Typing settings: When I write an e-mail in English and include some French sentences, random lowercase words become capitalized automatically, as if they were ...
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There is no email program associated to perform the requested action: send to -> mail recipient

I'm trying to send a file through the GUI by "right clicking", which, on the surface, means a long press, and selecting send to. Selecting mail generates a prompt to configure the default program for ...
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Whenever I switch languages OneNote/Windows mail loses focus

The Alt+Shift combination in Windows 10 is set up to switch between languages. Whenever I press it in OneNote, the ribbon menu opens and the note I'm typing loses focus. I have to press Esc to return ...
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Windows 10 Mail forgets Gmail password almost every day

I use Windows 10 (Enterprise 1703) and logged in to Mail app with my @live.com and @gmail.com accounts. My live.com account just works well, but my gmail forgets password almost every day. I get a ...
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Windows mail will only save attachement

On one of my Windows 10 computers, Windows Mail will not allow me to open directly an attachment. On double click, the save dialogue appears. On right click and open, the save dialogue appears. I ...
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Cannot create folders/subfolders in Windows 10 Mail

I was attempting to follow the directions from this MS article. However, there is no + button and right-clicking reveals no option to create a new folder. I have followed all the troubleshooting ...
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Deleting emails in Windows Mail does not delete emails across all mail clients?

I have setup my gmail account in Windows 10's standard mail app. I would like to make it so when I delete, read, or otherwise modify an email in the Windows 10 client, for that to show across all my ...
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How to disable autocorrect in Windows 10 Mail?

I have the builtin systemwide Windows 10 autocorrect disabled: An overwhelming majority of the time I use the US layout for coding, and writing both English and Slovak text. It's considered ...
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Windows 10 Mail does not obey "Reply-To:"

I use Windows 10 Mail (the built-in Mail app) with an outlook.com e-mail account. For some reasons, it does not obey the Reply-To: field of an e-mail. To add insult to injury, when I reply. I will ...
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Windows 10 Mail not marking emails as read

I have just set up windows 10 mail to use both my gmail and yahoo mail accounts. However, when I look at an email in the Mail app, it does not mark them as read (for either account). Is there a fix ...
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Change spell check language in the Windows 10 mail app for whole email

I have an issue with Windows 10 Mail app, with changing the language for spell check. My system is set up in German, so this is the default setting when writing mails. But every now and then, I have ...
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Windows 10 Mail Client Connected to GMail Account Has Ghost Mail in Inbox. How to Remove?

I'm using the Windows 10 Mail client on my laptop to connect via IMAP to my GMail account. In the course of trying to move an email from the Inbox to another folder, Mail hung up so I tried a couple ...
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Windows Mail app storage

I'm using Microsoft Outlook for my email but I've found out that the Windows Mail (metro app) was also downloading emails. I found this out because I was running out of diskspace. There is about 20GB ...
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Windows 10 Mail app does not sync messages automatically

I've upgraded my HP Envy Ultrabook with preinstalled Windows 8 to Windows 10 about a month ago. All works enough smoothly - except the intrinsic Windows Mail & Calendar apps. They don't sync their ...
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Window 10 Mail freezes when clicking on a mail-item

When I click on a mail-item in the Windows 10 Mail -App, the app freezes and I have to kill it via task-manager. I tried to change the account-settings of the mail, but this has not helped. This ...
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How do I show multiple accounts in Windows Mail's sidebar?

How do I show more than one account's links to Inbox, Sent Items, Draft and etc in Windows 10 Mail's left sidebar like Mozilla Thunderbird's sidebar as shown below?
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Mail account of the Microsoft account not shown in Windows 10 mail

This must be some stupid thing I overlook: in Windows 10 mail three mail accounts are shown, but I cannot select the account associated with My Microsoft account: It is not present. However, in the ...
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Windows 10 Mail program never syncs automatically

I installed Windows 10 late Tuesday night and I've configured several e-mail accounts in Mail. Three of them are Microsoft Outlook accounts and two are Gmail accounts. For each account I've set Mail ...
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Cannot find Spell Check in Windows 8.1 Mail, NotePad, WordPad, or anything

I am a novice Windows 8.1 user. I bought a new Windows machine last week and I cannot find any spell check function in Windows Mail, NotePad, WordPad, or anything. In Windows 8.1, I went to PC & ...
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How to deactivate the embedded email system in Windows 8.1

I have an Windows 8.1 tablet. I login into Windows with my Google Apps e-mail (read Gmail account). It automatically picked up my e-mail creds and now is downloading e-mails to my machine. Well, I ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut to windows mail in windows 8? [duplicate]

When I right click on it from the apps list (whatever replaced the start menu), I don't get an option to open file location, or even pin it anywhere. It doesn't seem to be in C:\Program Files\...
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Windows mail app not pulling down gmail contacts

I've linked my gmail account to my Surface. I can use the mail app fine, however one very annoying thing is that the mail app doesn't appear to list all of my gmail contacts despite me telling it to ...
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How do I search for email on the server in Windows Mail?

The Windows 8 mail app only downloads up to 2 weeks of mail down to my Surface. My Windows Phone does the same, but if I search my email and there's nothing within the last 2 weeks, the phone prompts ...
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Hash tag on URL gets stripped off upon clicking link on Windows Mail

In our newsletter we have a link with this URL: http://www.someshop.com/index.php?a=some_name#same_page_anchor This works in Gmail and Yahoo. However, in Windows Mail, when we click the link, the #...
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Activate Windows 8 Mail Notifications

Windows 8 has now the feature of the Notifications, which is also activated in the PC settings. For the calendar I get nice notification while working on the Desktop, but I don't receive a ...
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Windows 8 Mail app doesn't work with Gmail when 2-step verification is enabled

I'm unable to link my Gmail account to Windows 8 Mail app when I have 2-step verification enabled on my Google account. The error message that's given is: "That email address or password didn't work." ...
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Vista 64x Window Mail won't close the WinMail.exe process when exiting

I've been running Windows Mail fine on my Windows Vista 64 computer for several years. A few days ago, for no apparent reason, it began failing to stop its WinMail.exe process whenever I'd exit the ...
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How to open EML files in Windows 8 Mail

Title pretty self explanatory. In Windows 7, i was using Outlook and .eml files were automatically associated with Outlook and opened properly. With Windows 8, they are not associated, and i tried ...
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Windows 8 Mail unable to open

When I click Mail from the "metro" screen the fullscreen interface appears for 2 seconds, then closes and returns me back to the metro screen. I am unable to open Mail. I tried removing and re-...
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Connecting to Exchange with Windows Mail vs. Outlook 2013

Why would I be able to connect to an Exchange server with the Windows 8 Mail app, but not Outlook 2013? When configuring Windows 8, all I provided was the server, domain, username, password, and I ...
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Windows mail showing "content preview" text - how can I turn this off?

All of a sudden Windows Mail has started showing this kind of thing on ALL emails: How can I stop it showing this? It's only just started doing it. Here's another example:
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Windows Mail on old laptop to new Windows 7 laptop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7. I use Windows Mail on my old (Vista) laptop. I have four years of emails (and attachments) organized into many folders. My hope is to get all of that onto ...
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Windows Mail unable to send after stalling pop server

I have 2 users that are unable to send email through their Windows Mail (Win 7). One user exceeded our daily email limit and exceeded the number of recipients limit, and the other send many large (...
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POP3 Account suddenly cannot receive emai through SMTP l when used on Windows 7

I was using my ISP's POP3 email account with Windows Live Mail on Windows Vista. Today I upgraded to Windows 7 using a upgrade disk but using a custom install. Before upgrading I exported my email ...
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How to uninstall Windows Mail?

How do I uninstall "Windows Mail" (not Windows Live Mail). When I want to use IMAP (or POP), I normally use Windows Live Mail. I have no need for Windows Mail. (Windows Mail, in its old incarnation, ...
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Migrate from windows mail to outlook express

I need to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP. Is it possible to import mails and address book from Windows Mail to Outlook Express?
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Recovering mail from hardrive (broken os)

Friend of mine broke his Windows (doesn't boot). I will probably have to re-install OS. I want to mount his hard drive in my OS to back up some important files. He said that he uses Outlook express ...
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Find edited Word attachment opened via Windows Mail (Vista)

If you open (not save) a Word attachment in Windows Mail, then it will open the document up in Microsoft Word. This is saved somewhere, and you can edit the file and save it (i.e. no "save as" dialog ...
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Export from Outlook (not express) - import in Windows Mail

I have Outlook 2003 on an old laptop running XP - and I need to move contacts and mail to a new Vista running Windows Mail. Windows Mail does not seem to be able to import pst-files. What to do?
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Access synced notes from iPhone on Windows other than through Mail/Outlook?

I see from the iPhone how to page that synced notes on Windows appear in MS Mail or Outlook/Outlook Express. I don't use any of these programs. Can I access the iPhone notes some other way? I don't ...
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