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Windows 7: Windows live mail fails to stop spam.

10 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

I just noticed that WLM on Win7 differs from WM on Vista in that the Windows Updates no longer show any "Update for Windows Mail Junk email filter KB905866" entries or anything to replace them. Also WLM calls the Junk email options "Safety" options.

I found a recent post regarding the WLM Junk Email problem from a quick google search:

"WLM 2011 Junk mail fixPanic posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 1:01 PM
I found this "fix" and am passing it on.
Here is a way I fixed the broken mail filters after updating to Live
Mail/Essentials 2011.
1. Make sure all your junk mail settings are set up and saved the way you
want and close out of Live Mail.
2. Go to > Control Panel > Programs and Features > right click Windows Live
Essentials 2011 > click Uninstall/Change.
3. Select "Repair all Windows Live programs" in the dialog box.
4. After the repair is done, reboot when asked.
Your mail filters should work now.
Hopefully the techs will release a fix to the updater soon."

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11 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 64bit


I tried your suggestion this morning and the junk mail filter works perfectly now. This is appreciated as I do prefer WLM over Thunderbird.

Many thanks for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2010   #13

windows 7 home premium x64

I tried your fix and shall see if it works. Thanks for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Nov 2010   #14

windows 7 home premium x64

It works thanks a million
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