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Windows 7: Unknown Sender - Windows Live Mail


24 Sep 2010   #1

W7 64 Bit
 
 
Unknown Sender - Windows Live Mail

When I send an email and a copy of it goes to the "sent folder" or I delete the sent email, each time I visit either folder and click on the mail I sent, it says "unknown sender".

I have checked blocked and safe senders list. I am in the safe senders list and not in blocked senders list. I have myself as a contact at Hotmail and all synchronizing with email and calendar work just fine.

My security settings are the same as well. This just start happening about a week ago. I have uninstalled and resinstalled Windows Live Essentials (mail and messenger).

Something I am missing....grrr!

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24 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

If you send somthing to yourself does it show up in the inbox? Who is it from in that folder? When you first wrote it and before sending, what is in the "From" field.
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24 Sep 2010   #3

W7 64 Bit
 
 

hello ron,

yes. when I send something to myself it arrives in the inbox. Does not show "unkown sender" in the inbox folder. Just the sent/delete folders.

I am in the to and from lines: but these things are all basics that I have analyzed. Something to do with hotmail server or a windows update, perhaps.
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25 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niceget View Post
...Something to do with hotmail server or a windows update, perhaps...
I could not duplicate the problem with a pop3 account from my ISP which is not Hotmail. (I also have a pop3 Hotmail account but haven't set that up yet as an account in WLM.) Is your problem with a Hotmail account? Is it pop3 or html? Have you got any non-Hotmail accounts to try?
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25 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Seems to be a bug. Other people also have the problem.

Windows Live Mail is listing me as an "Unknown Sender"
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25 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Seems to be a bug. Other people also have the problem.

Windows Live Mail is listing me as an "Unknown Sender"
According to one poster it's a problem with the http Hotmail account on WLM, which is why I can't duplicate it:

" 1) Yes, there is a "From header" and it contains both my name as well as my Hotmail email address. Both my name and email address are correct.

2) All of the email messages in my Sent Items folder were created and sent via the WLM program.

3) My WLM account (for accessing Hotmail) is set up as a HTTP."
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25 Sep 2010   #7

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Seems to be a bug. Other people also have the problem.

Windows Live Mail is listing me as an "Unknown Sender"

Thanks Bill.
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25 Sep 2010   #8

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Just so we all know what we are talking about, here is a screenshot I made to point out what is a "new annoyance" with Windows Live Mail using a hotmail account.


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12 Oct 2010   #9

W7 64 Bit
 
 

I have done a lot of researching on this subject. Though no harm comes from the "unknown sender" appearing in folders in WLM that have "your email address as the sender", it's still annoying. I know many of us freak-out when something on our "real desktops" gets moved or someone leaves a finger print on your screens!!! lol Hopefully there will be a fix to this soon......I am really fastidious about my system!
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12 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Any chance this may have been fixed in the 2011 version, which recently came out of beta?
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