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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail Storage Folders moved up, drop back on restart?

12 Nov 2011   #1
Coastalguy

XP Home 32bit, XP Home(2) 32bit, Ubuntu Meerkat 32bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail Storage Folders moved up, drop back on restart?

I have been using Windows Live Mail for about a month. I am still trying to set it up so that I can have all of my messages at the top left, and not within each email account.

I have set up Quick Views which covers most, but not deletes. Noting the Storage Folders at the bottom, I "moved up" these folders (along with the Out Box) so that they are under the Quick Views, above all of the email accounts I have. However, whenever I restart the program, they are back at the bottom.

Additionally, whenever I delete an incoming message, or send out a message, it goes into the appropriate email account, rather than were I would prefer, into the storage folders for these items, where they would all be together when I am searching for a prior incoming or sent email.

1st Question: How can I keep the storage folders at the top on restart?
2nd Question: How can I have deletions and sent messages, automatically placed into the appropriate Storage Folders, rather than into the individual email accounts?

Thanks,


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12 Nov 2011   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coastalguy View Post
...1st Question: How can I keep the storage folders at the top on restart?
2nd Question: How can I have deletions and sent messages, automatically placed into the appropriate Storage Folders, rather than into the individual email accounts?...
1) Can't move them and have them stick. That's a bug from 2009 that apparently has not yet been fixed.
2) You may have to alter your definition of "appropriate". Microsoft has decided that users of their free mail program want things separated by account. As a workaround, I set up only one pop3 email account and forward the mail from another to that one. (Unfortunately, the storage folders get thrown in to the mix if I use IMAP or Newsgroups since all drafts and sent items for those two wind up there.)

If you feel strongly about recreating the Outlook Express experience all I can think of is this tutorial: Windows Mail
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