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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail


08 Mar 2011   #1
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail

Look I KNOW this God awful application has been done to death but I am so fed up with it I am on the cusp of buying Office so that I can get an email that actually bloody works!!!!! even if it costs me a thousand dollars as long as it WORKS.

The thing takes so long to download messages and uploading / sending (HA HA that's meant to be a joke!!) anything with say a photo in it I might as well forget.

The message sits in the outbox sometimes for days waiting to be sent and I have to eventually delete it just to get rid of the IRRITATING pop up message telling me that I have mail to be sent.

I have tried reinstalling it, rebooting the machines the modem and apart from setting fire to it - everything. It has now finally ground to a halt and I am just flabbergasted. Plus it seems to have got worse since SP1!!

Can someone please help me before I jump under the next trian through as I am at my wits end!!

I don't want to go hotmail, gmail, yahoo flaming mail or anything as I don't really like that third party stuff. I just want an email that actually does what it is meant to - HELP!


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08 Mar 2011   #2
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

maybe have a look at this though it is third party but is not web based client.

Thunderbird - It
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08 Mar 2011   #3
Stormkitty

7x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah I personally recommend Thunderbird as well if you have need of a non-web client. Very good client, never had a problem with it ever.
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08 Mar 2011   #4
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks to both of you.

I am sorry to bother you both but as you can gather by now a tek-nobrain and I need to ask a couple of things as I've always used the mail that comes with the Windows OS.

Do I have to install Firefox to use Thunderbird? and will I have to change my in/out settings with my ISP? The latter is one of those things to avoid if at all possible but if it is going to sort this never ending problem out then it would be so appreciated.

I'm just disappointed that Microsoft didn't include even a rudimentary mail service in the OS, because this Live has been a nightmare since day one.
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08 Mar 2011   #5
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Thanks to both of you.

I am sorry to bother you both but as you can gather by now a tek-nobrain and I need to ask a couple of things as I've always used the mail that comes with the Windows OS.

Do I have to install Firefox to use Thunderbird? and will I have to change my in/out settings with my ISP? The latter is one of those things to avoid if at all possible but if it is going to sort this never ending problem out then it would be so appreciated.

I'm just disappointed that Microsoft didn't include even a rudimentary mail service in the OS, because this Live has been a nightmare since day one.
I'm also a tek-nobrain. But no you do not need the firefox browser and as for your isp settings they should be the same as the settings you use for WLM it is pretty easy to set up.
Hope this helps
Odin
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08 Mar 2011   #6
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hey thanks mate

Thanks Odin I might have to give it a try and hey it could NOT be any worse than that abomination WLM eh??
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08 Mar 2011   #7
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Thanks Odin I might have to give it a try and hey it could NOT be any worse than that abomination WLM eh??
I have played around with thunderbird a bit and it seems to work OK. A little bit like outlook express. But I use WLM and have had no problems with it but it seems not to want to play nice for quite a few people. Would love to know why this is? Anyway I hope it works well for you.
Cheers
Odin


Rabbit holes are a safe place to be.
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08 Mar 2011   #8
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hmmmm ??SP1

Yeh mate WLM worked fine but then just lately it's been getting pretty damn daggy and it seems to have got worse after that SP1 update -hmmmmmm I wonder??
John

Bit OT where up top are you??

Oh and I didn't think anyone would know what the latin meant - saw a REALLY and SERIOUSLY weird DVD called Down the Rabbit Hole once till about half way through then went stark raving mad as you can see lol!!
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08 Mar 2011   #9
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yeh mate WLM worked fine but then just lately it's been getting pretty damn daggy and it seems to have got worse after that SP1 update -hmmmmmm I wonder??
John

Bit OT where up top are you??

Oh and I didn't think anyone would know what the latin meant - saw a REALLY and SERIOUSLY weird DVD called Down the Rabbit Hole once till about half way through then went stark raving mad as you can see lol!!
Between Winton and Boulia is my rabbit hole.
Odin
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11 Mar 2011   #10
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hello

Hiya Odin Will have a look - found the WLM problem I am assuming that some updates to essentials and all of tose x64 based system updates threw the mail into a spin, as I re entered my Live ID and look it's bloody fying now!!

Oh plus I have an extra little "window" at the top of the top home bar with my details in it - drives you mas all the ame eh??
John
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