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

09 Nov 2010   #1
alexgirth

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Windows live mail 2011 "updating your changes" constantly... grrr

Not loving the new situation here.
WLM 2011 is dragging its feet like a reluctant child! I have one hotmail account and one gmail account set up. When I click on a different folder to 'see' what's inside that mailbox, a little window pops up in centre screen saying ' Updating your changes' and 'to stop updating your email account, click cancel'.

My laptop is a pretty spec'd out gaming notebook from ASUS (G50V) so no RAM issues or general slowness ever normally occurs. It is definitely WLM. I have even disabled the extra level of virus scanning by AVG free edition to see if it was a conflict there. Nope.

2 Questions - 1> How do I troubleshoot this? 2> Is this worth troubleshooting or should I just move to thunderbird or another simple email client. I have Office 2007 (which comes with the full Outlook) but I disliked this even more than the current version (at the time) of WLM, so have uninstalled it. Too much stuff on the screen - I want it simple and clean. Lookswise, WLM is just fine! But damn.... SOOOOO slow.

Help and any clever sarcasm welcome


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09 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I have read many similar comments, and have had the same thoughts in my mind. Not happy with the new Live Mail
Here is a list of some of the good ones. I like Thunderbird.
I do not think its worth the trouble to fix what you have
Top 12 Free Email Programs for Windows - About Email
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09 Nov 2010   #3
alexgirth

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

cool. Ok then, thunderbird it is. Ta
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09 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think it is a good choice. I may be there, soon, too. I had Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Live Mail and like it. I do not like 2011
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11 Nov 2010   #5
alexgirth

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I can say that Thunderbird is great so far. I didn't like the look of the program so much but there are various themes you can download, like with firefox. I now have the 'leopard' theme (based on mac OS leopard) and it looks great.

So.. recommended.
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11 Nov 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Glad that you like it. I, dont really care about looks with any software. I like easy and dependable. Use it for a while then get back to us. If you give us a thumbs up, I will suggest it in lieu of giving the list. I know I like it.
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20 Mar 2011   #7
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexgirth View Post
Not loving the new situation here.
WLM 2011 is dragging its feet like a reluctant child!
See my article on reverting back to Windows Live Essentials 2009/2010. Wonderful to be able have that streamlined look and fast response again!

Revert to Windows Live Essentials 2009!
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21 Mar 2011   #8
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
...See my article on reverting back to Windows Live Essentials 2009/2010...

Revert to Windows Live Essentials 2009!
I'm also using that version. But you have to switch back to WLE 2009/2010 as well (no mixing programs from each suite of programs). Also, you won't be able to use WLMessenger since that is a mandatory 2011 upgrade.
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29 Mar 2011   #9
fishstix

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did anyone figure out a fix for the "updating your changes" in WLM? The solutions in this thread are to get a completely different program or revert back to the old version. Is there no setting or config option to stop this updating?
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30 Mar 2011   #10
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishstix View Post
...Is there no setting or config option to stop this updating?
Have you tried a repair of Windows Live Essentials via Programs and Features? It should repair all installed components of Live Essentials, including Mail.
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