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Q: Thunderbird vs. Windows Live Mail

Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail?
Which is better?
What is your opinion and why?

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A: Thunderbird vs. Windows Live Mail

I switched from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail because I could sync a calendar and contacts with it across three separate computers. Each of my three have a shortcut on the desktop for Windows Live Mail, so wherever I am, I can quickly access all of them. Thunderbird doesn't have this option, and I didn't want to run it from a flash drive, because I might not always have them with me.

If it is a single computer you'd be installing this on, there's no better or is just up to your personal preference.
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Recently i switched from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail.
I managed to import/export my TB mails to Windows Live Mail, but i can't seem to get my contacts into the Windows Live Mail.
I'm Thunderbird i exported my adresbook into a .csv file.
When i import that file into my WLM contacts i only see 2 contacts.
When i open de csv file, i see alot more contacts.
Anyone got a solution or tip for me?

A:Mail Contacts from Thunderbird to Windows Live Mail

You could try a repair of WLM. Go to Programs and Features, highlight "Windows Live Essentials", click on change/uninstall at the top, and choose repair in the next window. All installed parts of WLE will be repaired, including Mail.
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Bonjour, j'utilise windows live essentiel comme bo?te mail.
Je voudrais migrer vers thunderbird
Existe it une solution simple?
Merci d'avance

A:windows live mail to thunderbird

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I'd like to switch from Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird.

Or is it easier to switch from Incredimail to it...I have switched between the two and am irritated with both.

I need to transfer all my contacts and my emails/folders.

A:Windows Live Mail to Thunderbird

Take a look at this: Getting your mail out of Windows live and into Thunderbird
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I have imported the settings etc. of one of my Plusnet mail accounts from Thunderbird to Live Mail.

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It must be me, so what have I done wrong, guys?

A:Thunderbird in Windows Live Mail 2012 problem

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I'm using Windows 7 x64, Thunderbird

I've long used Thunderbird without too many problems; then I installed Windows Live Mail (because I can search it using Windows Search).

Now, whenever I start Thunderbird, I get an error message about how it "Could not connect to the mail server Connection was refused." This happens even when Windows Live Mail is NOT running.

Windows Live Mail seems to work correctily. T-Bird is still set as my default mail reader.

A:Thunderbird stopped working after installing Windows Live Mail

SOLVED. There was a problem with the firewall. I removed the Thunderbird rule, let the firewall re-discover it, and now it's okay.
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I need to import my previous mail from both Thunderbird and Ms-outlook. I searched in Google but i can't get right solution. I successfully signed in to my account using unfortunately i can't get my previous emails.

A:How to import mail from Thunderbird and MsOutlook to Widows Live Mail?

check this link. Might be helpful.

Export Mail from Thunderbird to Outlook
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Hello, I have a question... actually 2 questions... 1) is Mozilla Thundebird compatible with Windows 10. Yes or No?? If Yes - 2) HOW to import e-mail from Yahoo mail into Thunderbird on W/10?. My husband's computer has W/10 and I am unable to import his mail into Thunderbird .

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Can't import mail to Thunderbird from Yhaoo mail on Windows

Yes, it's compatible, just make sure you are using the latest version:

Not sure what you mean by import from Yahoo. If you are using Yahoo mail on the web and you want to use it with an email client like Thunderbird then you need to setup the email account in Thunderbird and it can download the emails. Here's a good guide on setting it up using IMAP which will give you all the folders you see on the web:


If you want the Yahoo Contacts and Calendar then there are two extra steps:
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Hi, All
First time in the forum.

In Win Live Mail when I click on an email it goes poof! and disappears. This is an intermittent occurrence, but now it is happening more frequently. Occasionally, I can find it in Trash, but not very often.

I installed Thunderbird, hoping it would fix whatever glitch was in Win Mail. But, the same thing is happening.

I don't what what to do at this point.

Hoping someone can help me out.

Thanks so much in advance,
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Was using Windows Live E-mail, switched to Thunderbird, now want to return to Windows Live-simple? When I click on Windows Live (on desktop) it's asking me if I want it to be the default e-mail-provider. All unread e-mails (26) are showing on the Windows Live screen but, I have read these already on the Thunderbird e-mail. As you probably gather when it comes to computers I don't have much of a clue, I don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill! Any advice would be welcome for a simple soul!

A:Thunderbird to Windows Live

My first impulse is to ask you why you are switching back?
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Hi I had to re install my OS After I did that the fun of installing everything started and one of those things was Windows Live Mail I've done this before when I bought my new computer and had some issues importing my mail as well which was the same idea Live mail to Live mail Now I'm facing the issue again and find it hard to find a simple and straight forward answer to my issue as most topics go about Windows mail or show importing methods which aren't the same as I used before so I'll try to explain as good as possible what I encounter I click on import messages and select email messages Then it lets me choose a folder from which I can install I select my external HD where the back up is Then when I want to add it I get the option to either select the folders I want to add or I can add all of them Strange importing Live Live to Windows Trouble Mail Mail Windows thing here is that it doesn't show my inbox or any subfolder and I had many subfolders but only shows the deleted folder When I do proceed it adds that what it Trouble importing Windows Live Mail to Windows Live Mail showed and I don't have anything imported other then the deleted folders Now I might be doing something wrong as in the past this was the way I could import and export Maybe I don't have enough rights for the folder I do hope that someone can help me out and have a straight forward solution because if I lose all these emails I will go crazy Looking forward to any help Jeroen

A:Trouble importing Windows Live Mail to Windows Live Mail

Name a folder in my documents. Call it Windows live mail backup
Make a sub folder call it backup
Click on options/ email
Click on export mail
It should pop up with all the folders, in box etc.
highlight each folder. You will have to do it with the crtl key because using shift key sometimes does not work
It will then give you a browse where to put it. Put in the backup folder you made. Them copy and paste the folder onto the flash drive
On the new computer you will do the same thing bit you will pick import instead of export
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A:Do I need Windows Live Messenger with Thunderbird?

I would not delete it, just in case you decide to change in the future, or you are seriously short of disk space. I would check MSConfig to ensure that it is not being loaded on start-up, but otherwise ignore it
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I cant get my Outlook to work consistently. 
I keep getting this message. 

Unable to send or receive messages for the Outlook (simone.natalie) account.

Server Error: 3219
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE00005

I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it but no luck
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All help appreciation and thanks in advance!

A:transferring e-mail messages and folders from windows mail to windows live mail

Create a folder on your Desktop. Drag the Windows Mail messages into the folder. Now drag the messages in the folder to Windows Live Mail.
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hi to you all,
i've decided to switch to windows live (version 2012),too many crashes on thunderbird..
my question to you all is, how do i transfer my address book from thunderbird (version 15.0.1) to my windows live account ??
a simple an easy step by step instruction/guide please...
have looked on tinternet but cant find any real advise or solution..
have tried to use mozback up but didnt work..
so your help would be greatly received..
many thanks in advance

A:thunderbird to windows live address book

Open up Thunderbird click on Address Book then go to File> Select all then go to Tools> Export Then use the drop-down arrow and choose .csv and give it a name and save it in a convenient place.(look at screenshots)
Now open up Windows Live Mail click on Contacts then click on All Contacts then click on Import and choose .csv then click Browse and Navigate to where you saved the .csv click open then click Next that should import your address book.( look at screenshots)

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MS and their mail systems are giving me grief I have a Vista PC using quot Windows Mail quot and want to transfer email folders lots and messages to Windows using Windows Live Mail Note Windows Mail Troubles Vista Live Win7 Solved: transferring to Mail 2011 Windows Windows Mail was a replacement for Outlook express on Vista Windows Live Solved: Troubles transferring Windows Mail Vista to Win7 Windows Live Mail 2011 Mail is a replacement for Windows Mail on Windows I tried a couple of things Basic Export and ImportI exported relavent files Account info Contacts and all the messages to a folder in Windows Mail format on old computer and used the old quot Addias quot transfer - copied folder to stick and RAN it over to the new computer - Imported using the Windows Mail format the Account info successfully - imported the Contact info successfully - Import Messages - appeared at first to be successful Issue Message folders appear to be renamed and some folder names have been truncated not all folders appear to be there Looks like quot long Name folders greater that characters get truncated So Tried the quot Easy transfer mechanism Vista and Win transfer utility - but couldn t get the new computer to Solved: Troubles transferring Windows Mail Vista to Win7 Windows Live Mail 2011 see the Vista even though I could see them on the network I thought that this would transfer the folder names correctly I m about to try a time consuming effort of coping folder by folder export Import What I am more concerned about is that the individaul messages may have the same issue Ie not all coming accross and subject names being lost Looking for alternative or third party transfer solutions Any help direction appreciated nbsp

A:Solved: Troubles transferring Windows Mail Vista to Win7 Windows Live Mail 2011

I get a little nauseous just thinking about Windows Live Mail 2011, much less expending effort to use it, but I would try installing it on the Vista and see if it has the option right up front of importing stuff from Windows Mail. If it does, and happens to work correctly, then all you would have to do is find its files and copy them over.

By the way, are you putting on airs with "Addias" transfer? We plebeians just used "sneaker net."
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This is a slightly annoying problem. I've disabled Windows Live Messenger from starting up, both through Messenger's options and through MSCONFIG. The program doesn't start when Windows starts. But when I log on to Windows Live Mail through a web browser, Messenger starts up on it's own. I cannot figure out a way to disable this. I've looked through Live Mail options and can't find anything to denote starting up the program. I only use my Live Mail account for junk mail, but need to check it occasionally and would prefer it if Messenger didn't start up on it's own.

A:Windows Live Messenger Starts Up When Logging In to Live Mail in Browser

From this post:


...Pop open IE on any machine with Messenger, choose the Tools menu, Manage Add-ons
and Enable or Disable Add-ons. Show the entries that run without requiring permission and
the specific entry you'll want to disable is "Windows Live", which corresponds to the
"MSGSC1~1.DLL" file which in the latest 2009 release will correspond to \Program
Files\Windows Live\msgsc.14.0.8050.1202.dll and CLSID is
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Hi all,
I'm wondering what 'catches' there might be to using the Windows mail. I'm from a Mac background, and am trying to get my head around the best way to do stuff on PC.

I've currently got Thunderbird and Firefox set up on my PC (Compaq laptop) but just feel a bit overwhelmed by culture shock, and so might stick with them for a while.

(Just getting to know Thunderbird was tricky enough but Windows mail looked too locked into all that Windows live stuff and I'm just not up for a whole new social contacts list thing at the moment).

What else should I be aware of as a mac to Windows7 newcomer?

A:Who uses Windows mail V Thunderbird?

I tried Windows Live Mail and generally agree with you about that "Live" stuff. I went with Tbird and have no regrets.

As a Mac guy, you should know:

Make sure you keep Windows updated through Windows Update. Not necessarily for all available updates, but for the critical and important ones. Be more selective about anything classified less than "important". Don't blindly install new drivers if things are running OK.

Get a good antivirus/malware/spyware setup going. A good start would be Microsoft Security Essentials. Some say that and the Windows Firewall is all you need. Others will tell you that you should have more than that. Opinion is divided.

Backup your personal files--I assume you did that on a Mac.

You have exposure to many more apps than you would have on a Mac. Many of them are freeware. All I have actually spent money on is Windows, Office, and Photoshop.

Get wise to Windows System Restore capability. It will bail you out frequently.

PC hardware is cheaper and you will be able to do your own upgrading and maintenance.
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A:windows live mail 2011 with Windows Live Messenger 2009

Hello GBP,

Was there something wrong with Windows Live Messenger 2011 that we could help with so you wouldn't have to worry about using an older version of it?

Here's the most common complaint and solution for it.
Windows Live Messenger - Change to Full or Compact View
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Is there any way that I can get around this, so that I can create a DVD Archive of all of my Emails.

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A:I want to save Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail Folder Contents, to a DVD Archive.

Hello Tony,

You will need to export to a empty folder on your desktop first, then copy that folder to the DVD, or place that folder in a ZIP and copy the ZIP to the DVD.

Windows Mail - Messages

Hope this helps,
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A:How can I make Windows Mail message store work in Windows Live Mail

Read here.
Windows Live Mail - Import Windows Mail Messages
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I also find this link: how to export mail,calendar contact in outlook to windows live mail clientWith the "Outlook Conversion Application" solution but is this possible on different computers and has WLM an import function?

A:Export mail and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows live mail 2012?

Don I might be way off track here mate but was the Outlook account the same email address as you have set up in WLM?

Just a thought you might try adding an account to WLM using the old address and password. I did this with my old account from my service provider then went to a Hotmail account.
Now admittedly it was still within WLM but worth a try.

What I will do is try and add my work account (Outlook) to my WLM and see if it works.

PS It added the account but I have to get the POP and STMP settings right first.
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A:Windows Mail contacts porting to Thunderbird

This should work for you:
Open Windows Mail (I'm assuming Vista since you didn't mention Windows Address book)
Click File --> Export --> Windows Contacts
Click CSV (Comma Separated Values) opton
Click Export
Click Browse and choose location to save the file
Name the file
Click Save
Click Next
Check ONLY the fields where you actually have data
Click Finish
Now bring this file to the computer running Thunderbird
Start Thunderbird
Click tools --> Import
Select Address books
Click Import
Click Browse
Change file type from LDIF to CSV
Find and double-click your saved file from above
Finish out wizard.

Good luci.
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A:Importing contacts from Thunderbird to Windows Mail

Hi swarfega,

Have a look at the following webpage for details on exporting Thunderbird address book files: Export Thunderbird's Address Books and Contacts. Select a format that is compatible, i.e. CSV or LDIF. Save the files in their converted form. I suggest that you give them a slightly different name. Alternatively, backup the original files to removeable media prior to converting them. To import the files into Windows Mail, click on 'File', highlight 'Import' and click on 'Windows Contacts...'. Click either 'CSV (Comma Separated Values)' or 'LDIF (LDAP server)' and then click on 'Import'.
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A:Windows Live Mail not receiving calendar info from Outlook mail

Hi adfrench, welcome to Seven Forums.

You must sign-in to WLM with the same account your using for the calendar.
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A:Can no longer send e-mail with Windows Live Mail, error 0x800ccc78

have you changed your isp ?
what firewall and AV are you using ?

have you tried running through all your settings from the godaddy setup page .........
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A:Windows Live Mail password request to recieve my ATT/Yahoo mail

See if this link will help

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A:windows 7 32bit live mail with time warner wi rr/ sending e-mail

try to send one to yourself and see if it goes and comes back.
Also you can try a repair of WLM
to do this go to program and features in control panel
Double click Windows Live Essentials
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pick the repair one
once it is done send the email again to yourself first to see if it goes
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A:Windows Live Mail Outgoing / Send Mail Error

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A:Downloaded Windows Mail Live - Lost All E-Mails In Hot Mail

Open live mail,click tools and click syncronize all.
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clearlyclueless said I to contacts Mail from Live Hotmail Export E-mail Windows m trying to transfer my Windows Live Mail e-mail contacts to Hotmail I ve converted them all to a csv file kb When I import them to Hotmail only the names get transferred not the e-mail addresses Any ideas Thanks Click to expand This thread was previously closed due to lack of answers however I found a solution When importing a csv file into Hotmail the email address field is expected as quot E-mail Address quot however in the csv file created by Windows Live Mail the email address field is quot Email Address quot Note the missing hyphen This means that the email address is not transferred over to Hotmail The solution is to edit the csv file using Notepad - simply add the hyphen to the top line of the csv file save the file and import it into Hotmail If you have the Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail same problem with other fields a useful test to see what field names Hotmail expects is to export a contact from Hotmail and then inspect the csv file which is created using Notepad nbsp

A:Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail

Thanks for that, but tips and fixes not in reponse to any specific member should be posted here:
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A:Export E-mail contacts from Windows Live Mail to Hotmail

Windows Live Mail is Hotmail, with a new look. So I am confused as to what you are trying to do.
It sounds like you created a whole new name for Windows Live Mail... you didn't need to do that.

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Quote: Originally Posted by richc46

It has always been my belief that those who use Windows Mail or Windows Live mail and have it set to show the preview pane, will allow a potential virus to spread .Once you download and have it in the preview pane, it is the same as opening the email. Until I find out that this is not true, I have eliminated the preview pane, which can be done from the View Tab.

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Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi all
This is quite a complex operation and MS doesn't actually explain how to do it so here goes.

The trick is to get your email messages into Outlook Express (OE on XP) or Windows Mail (on Vista) before you can import into Windows Live mail. Then the import can be done directly.

There isn't any way currently to import mail directly from Outlook to Windows Live Mail so you have to do it indirectly BEFORE installing Windows 7.

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3) Now import your messages from Outlook into OE or Windows Mail.

4) Change the Store Identity in OE or Windows mail to a disk that your W7 can read (do this under Maintenance - data storage locations in OE or Windows Mail).
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7) File ==> import==>messages

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9) Browse to the directory where you stored the messages in step 4)

10) Job done.

A bit fiddly but obviously MS don't want to make it easy for people to switch from Outlook

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If you also installed Windows Messenger you can prevent it from starting automatically at startup by going to the Orb ==>acessories==>run. type msconfig and unclick windows messenger in the start up box.

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Quote: Originally Posted by WWCody

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Hiya, welcome

Try turning off your anti-virus email scanner an see if it works then, Unknown Errors are usually cause by interference from your anti-virus email scanner.
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Quote: Originally Posted by siusso967

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In case any of the 52 readers of the original question are wondering...

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Do you mean a account? I would assume that you could just add it the same way as the account, but I don't have one so do not know for sure.
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open a gmail account and forward the mails, and try using the labels function.
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Try the compatibility troubleshooter. ukbadge mentioned it in another post and it appears to have straightened out my WLM. Until then It would have the same problem and I would have to reboot to get back to normal. Good luck.
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A:Windows Live Mail sent mail confirmation ?

Tick on "Always sent a read receipt"
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A:Windows Mail messages into Live Mail

Quote: Originally Posted by lostore

I upgraded my wife's computer from Vista to Windows 7 yesterday. Before starting the process I copied old Vista info to a second drive. I did not realize that Windows 7 did not utilize Windows Mail before starting the upgrade process (dummy me!).
In proceeding through the Dell provided upgrade disks, I selected Upgrade as my option.
Now, I am not able to Import my old Windows Messages into Windows Live Mail. The upgrade process created a folder called Windows.old and I have my separately saved Vista info on my other drive. My question is if the old Windows Mail messages are there specifically what folder do they reside in either of the two (or both) locations, and how do I get them into my Live Mail history.
Seems like there should be a way to do this, but it is not as simple as the canned instructions for importing e-mail.
Thanks for any help because I sure would like to obtain this history.

Hi and welcome

I am not going to be a lot of help given I have never used windows mail, but if you known the extension for windows mail messages counldn't you use search to find them in either the windows.old or on the other dirve?

I am sure someone will have the answer just not me on this one sorry

Ken J
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If I delete the w7 live mail account, will that also delete the vista windows mail account?

Thanks, Mike

A:Windows Mail and Live Mail Question

Well, I went ahead and deleted the w7 account (after saving the messages in the vista account). no problem, I still have all my messages in my windows mail account.
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i am using vista home premium, 64 bit, service pack 1.

any help would be greatly appreciated.



A:LAG sending mail thru Windows Live Mail

Probably due to the slow server of your email provider (yahoo, msn, google etc). WLM is having a problem connecting. You can try switching to another email service and see if that helps.
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A:Windows Live Mail & Mail App setup

What is the last part of your email address
just the bit after the @

if its virgin - then you will have a problem as virgin will close your email after 90days or earlier

if its not virgin and is currently working - then it should work with plusnet (who are part of BT)

so without the email service you are using its difficult to help set it up

please supply details
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Did I do something wrong?
Is there a way to recover my missing emails?
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A:windows live mail deleted all mail


Originally Posted by augitto

How can I prevent this from happening again?

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A:Windows Live mail. No e/mail sent or received.

Check your network to see whether your network is shutdown or off. And, check the sever settings of your Windows Live mail to see whether you have written the information in the right way.
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A:Can't send e-mail using Windows Live Mail

this might sound weird... Close live mail, then when you open live mail again... give it a minute or 2 to fully initialize before hitting the new mail button.

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The connection to the server has failed.
Subject ''
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10013

I tried enabling windows firewall and disabling Norton firewall/email scanning with no results. I have another computer with vista whose mail was working fine... until about a day or so later, then I started getting the same thing. This has happened before, but had resolved itself (how, I don't know).


UPDATE 11/6/09: I contacted my server provider and they suggested to change my outgoing smtp port (in my case from 25 to 80, but I think different services are, well... different). That's in Tools> Accounts> Properties> Advanced. This did the trick!

A:windows vista mail/live mail

Try uninstalling the email account and then reinstalling it. Sometimes the incoming and outgoing servers can get corrupted. Usally if there is no patch for it a quick uninstall and reinstall of email acount will fix it.
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Can I look at Windows Live e-mails and see what I have sent?

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A:Windows Live e-mail vs Outlook e-mail

Control Panel > Programs > Default programs > Set associations

Look for the .msg extension and change the association to Microsoft Outlook
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A:Windows Live Mail - Backing Up E-mail

copy/paste the email to a word document? Print it off? Thats all I would do.. As to backing it up through windows live, I have no idea unfortunately..
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A:windows mail to window live mail

Try these How do I import and export email, contacts, and calendars with Windows Live Mail? - Microsoft Windows Help

How to export email messages from Windows Mail & Outlook Express into Outlook.
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"The message could not be sent because the server rejected the sender's e-mail address. The sender's e-mail address was '[email protected]'

Server Error: 554
Server Response: 554 5.7.1 [email protected]: Sender address rejected. Access denied
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC78
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 587

Someone help please! Thank you.

A:Cant' Send E-mail with Windows Live Mail!!


Two things to check

Make sure your settings are still the same

Go to the email website and make sure that they did not change the required settings.
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I've never used windows mail but in the configuration options for your email accounts look for a setting that says something like keep deleted emails on the server. That option should be there.
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Another forum gave a solution to download a Vista RAS PPPoE driver & replace this in the System32 drivers folder. When I try this, I get a message "You need permision to perform this action"

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A:Windows Live Mail won't send or Rx mail

1. Your first problem: Windows mail cant receive email.

What error it is giving? As I guess you are using a faster internet connection, I am not thinking about time out problem.

2. I cant get yout second question. Please write a bit more...what you going to install and thats do not work?

3. For your third question: "You need permission..."

If you want to follow that method, you must take ownership (click here to read the tutorial) of the file and folders you want to replace.

Lastly, welcome to Sevenforums
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A:Windows Live Mail Junk Mail

If your email name is easy to "guess" you can get hit at any time by a spam bot that mass mails names like (Tim1, Tim2, Tim3, Tim4, ... Tim91) BINGO! Your now on a spam list and it will be passed around and your daily spam will grow and grow and grow...

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I did a complete uninstall and re install of Windows Live Mail and still have the same problem. Not sure what to tryu next.