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Windows 7: Windows live mail 2011 "updating your changes" constantly... grrr

15 Dec 2011   #11
SJRTPR

windows 7 home basic
 
 
Same problem

I have bought a new laptop last month, it is Sony vaio E series with Windows 7 Home basic/ intel i5 processor/ 4GB ram etc..) , and having the same problem in windows mail as said above, its always shows updating changes please wait or cancel.. While on clicking folders like sent items or any other folder in widows mail. I am searching for the solution and have updated windows live essentials several times, but till the problem not cured. If anyone has the solution please reply to this forum.

Thanks in advance...


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15 Dec 2011   #12
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SJRTPR View Post
...having the same problem in windows mail as said above...
Have you tried a repair via programs and features as suggested in previous post.
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09 Jan 2012   #13
Marcino

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexgirth View Post
I have one hotmail account and one gmail account set up
You may consider setting gmail account to POP and I dont think you will experience this '' issue ''anymore.
Hope this helps
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10 Jul 2012   #14
srewobwj

Win7 64
 
 
Matter Solved?

I too was experiencing the dreaded "Updating your changes..." message on a rather frequent basis and didn't know why. It's been driving me nuts. I think I finally figured it out. The solution is simple, but may not be pleasing to some. Read on...

At first, I thought it had something to do with being signed into Windows Live, so I logged out and never logged back in again (as I have no use for Windows Live's web based services). The problem persisted.

After reading the preceding post, it dawned on me that it might have everything to do with the fact that I was accessing my email via IMAP servers. I switched over to POP3 and the problem disappeared. Poof, gone. No mas.

It's that simple folks. My email experience using WLM 2011 since making that change is markedly different.

PS I use Yahoo! Mail, but assume this solution would also work for Gmail, etc.


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30 Aug 2013   #15
Mark Bacon

Win7 64 bit
 
 
WLM misfiiring... is Thunderbird that much more reliable?

I've switched back and forth between Thunderbird and WLM. Neither is perfect. Right now when I compose email in Thunderbird the font changes sizes by itself while I'm typing and I have to constantly resize the type to make it look professional.

My wife uses WLM 2011 on her Win7 laptop. Right now it keeps giving her the 0x800CCC0f error message and at other times it keeps trying to "upate" the account needlessly. I've tried "repairing" and uninstalling/reinstalling through the control panel and each time it has the same problems. Next I will try to find an older version of WLM to download.

Since email is one function that everyone who owns a computer uses, why doesn't someone make a simple, fool-proof, reliable program? I'd pay money for it!

Best wishes to all Seven users.
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31 Aug 2013   #16
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Bacon View Post
I've switched back and forth between Thunderbird and WLM. Neither is perfect. Right now when I compose email in Thunderbird the font changes sizes by itself while I'm typing and I have to constantly resize the type to make it look professional.

My wife uses WLM 2011 on her Win7 laptop. Right now it keeps giving her the 0x800CCC0f error message and at other times it keeps trying to "upate" the account needlessly. I've tried "repairing" and uninstalling/reinstalling through the control panel and each time it has the same problems. Next I will try to find an older version of WLM to download.

Since email is one function that everyone who owns a computer uses, why doesn't someone make a simple, fool-proof, reliable program?
I have no experience with Thunderbird but in Windows email programs, using html formatting, the font sometimes changes to a font used nearby. When it bothers me, I copy the text of the email into Notepad, then copy from Notepad to the email body after deleting everything.

You could try Googling the error number to get some ideas of what to do. I've used Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and now WLM 2009 and rarely see any error messages unless it has to do with a server problem. When first setting up an account it's easy to not get all the details right and all you can do is carefully copy the settings from another PC that is working right or maybe get some guidance from your email service provider's website.

I think the problem with email programs is that there are too many and coming out with a new one usually means more undiscovered bugs. Microsoft perfected the email client with Outlook Express and Windows Mail but it was still complicated to setup and backup contacts, messages, settings, and rules. So they tried to simplify things by making them even more complicated to set up, but at least you had the option of putting contacts and large photos or photo collections on their servers with WLM. Lots of people simplified things by using Gmail or Hotmail instead, which aren't clients at all but websites (webmail) that hold all your stuff that you can see from any computer.
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16 May 2014   #17
webdewd

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

As I've had this problem a few times and searched on it only to always find this thread, I thought I'd post what has worked a few times for me. This will help me, and hopefully some others navigating here too.

> First remove IMAP account creating issue. For me, I could tell which one it was because WLM was struggling to download from it.

> Then restart machine (not log off but restart)

> Add IMAP account back. Make sure all settings are correct as provided by ISP. If you get any wrong, you may have to remove account and restart your machine again.

This has worked for me more than once. Hope it does for you.
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