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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail Annoyance

23 Aug 2010   #1
willum08

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows Live Mail Annoyance

Hi,
I'm using Windows Live Mail Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8050.1202) as my email client but have an annoying problem.

When I receive an email and wish to forward part of the content in the body of the message, I find it difficult - and sometimes impossible - to delete unwanted parts of the message. Having selected the 'Forward' option from the menu, if I wish to delete some of the unnecessary content, which often acccumulates at the bottom of emails which have been forwarded a number of times, I select the unwanted content (Highlight it) and press the Delete key. Sometimes it does not delete and other times it does delete and the cursor immediately jumps to the top left position of the window instead of remaining at its original location - which is annoying if I wish to delete some other items near the bottom of the page.
I also find that it is most times impossible to delete content by just highlighting an area - particularly where there are blank lines in the content - and hitting the Delete key or Backspace key, to remove the selected content.

Sometimes, it is possible to move the cursor to different places within the content and press either the Del key or Backspace key and delete parts character by character, but there are often parts which just cannot be deleted by any means

I wonder if anyone else has observed this problem and come up with a solution?


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23 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I copy and paste for two reasons
I do not know if the origianl senders want their address sent to another and
to avoid the problems that you are having.
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23 Aug 2010   #3
willum08

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for your reply richc46. As a matter of course, I always delete any senders'. or other email addresses from all emails to which I reply or ones I forward. It's a pity that most users do not do so - it would help to reduce the harvesting of addresses and cut down the amount of spam rubbish which everyone receives..... Furthermore, it is just plain bad manners to forward other people's email addresses to all and sundry!!

I have used the Cut & Paste method, which as you point out, can get around the problem, but surely, being unable to delete content from a received email, which is to be forwarded, is a basic shortcoming of the program........ The problem didn't exist in Outlook Express which was a perfectly good and popular email client. Why Microshaft in their wisdom, decided to drop it from Vista and Win 7 beats me !! If it ain't broke - don't fix it!
I know that there are other email clients such as MS Outlook and Thunderbird, however, I don't have MS Office and I didn't particulary like Thunderbird.......
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24 Aug 2010   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willum08 View Post
...I wonder if anyone else has observed this problem and come up with a solution?
I have WLM on my portable Windows 7 PC so I only occasionally use the email program. I just tested the select and delete using the keyboard's delete key and it worked fine. However, I generally select and delete with the mouse; so I wonder if that would be a workaround.
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14 Sep 2015   #5
Oozoid

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I think this happens when the text is in a table or a frame. You have to try and find and select the invisible frame and delete the whole thing. It was so much easier with Outlook Express and its HTML editor. It seems to me email clients are specifically designed these days to be annoying so as to encourage us to use webmail which makes it easier for those who wish to snoop on us, or hack our address books.
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14 Sep 2015   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Out of curiousity, why are you using WLM 2009 and not WLM 2012? I wonder if things would work better for you in a newer version.
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14 Sep 2015   #7
Oozoid

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Strollin, the original post was in 2010. I use the 2012 version (why no update in three years, I wonder?) and came here looking for an explanation for why my WLM will occasionally immediately send a message, even though I have immediate send and periodic send/receive disabled. I have tried a couple of alternative email clients such as Thunderbird but their send/receive options were even worse than WLM. Just give me back Outlook Express with all its idiosyncrasies! At least it didn't resample every picture I embed.
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14 Sep 2015   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

Dang! Missed that it was an old thread that was resurrected.
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