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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail Freezes With Contacts.

02 Dec 2011   #11
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smcc42 View Post
...There appears to be only one Contact list...
The three lists are explained in my above post: "signed-in", "not-signed-in", and the one in Windows Explorer under your username which is not used by WLM.


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02 Dec 2011   #12
smcc42

Windows Home Premium x 64
 
 

Very interesting. I was not given an option to sign in, as used to be the case with OE 6.
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02 Dec 2011   #13
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smcc42 View Post
Very interesting. I was not given an option to sign in, as used to be the case with OE 6.
OE never had a "sign-in" since it did not have the "Windows Live" features. However, they both have a "login" to each of your email accounts so that you can access your email service providers. "Sign-in" refers to using your "LiveID" to use the "contacts.live.com" website for duplicating your contact list on-line and for the Photo-email feature where emailed photos are viewed and saved on Microsoft servers (SkyDrive). To enable sign-in you must go to the Connections tab under options.
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02 Dec 2011   #14
smcc42

Windows Home Premium x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smcc42 View Post
Very interesting. I was not given an option to sign in, as used to be the case with OE 6.
OE never had a "sign-in" since it did not have the "Windows Live" features. However, they both have a "login" to each of your email accounts so that you can access your email service providers. "Sign-in" refers to using your "LiveID" to use the "contacts.live.com" website for duplicating your contact list on-line and for the Photo-email feature where emailed photos are viewed and saved on Microsoft servers (SkyDrive). To enable sign-in you must go to the Connections tab under options.
I see. I have no wish to use Windows Messenger and Spaces, which presumably explains why I only have one list of contacts. It does seem strange that there is no log in to Live Mail, as this reduces its security.
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03 Dec 2011   #15
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smcc42 View Post
...I have no wish to use Windows Messenger and Spaces, which presumably explains why I only have one list of contacts. It does seem strange that there is no log in to Live Mail, as this reduces its security.
Go to WLM options/connections/"connecting to Windows Live Services" and push the "sign-in..." button. I don't use Messenger and Spaces either, but if you have WLM then you also have a LiveID and access to PhotoEmail and the Contacts web synchronization feature. You will only see one contact list at a time depending on whether or not you are signed-in.
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11 Jan 2012   #16
smcc42

Windows Home Premium x 64
 
 

I accept that OE did not have a "sign in", but it did have the facility to set up a password to access your account, thus making it more difficult for anyone else to access it. I cannot find any similar facility on Windows Live Mail which means that if I leave my computer unattended anyone can read my emails simply by clicking on the Live Mail icon. Not very satisfactory!
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11 Jan 2012   #17
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smcc42 View Post
I accept that OE did not have a "sign in", but it did have the facility to set up a password to access your account, thus making it more difficult for anyone else to access it. I cannot find any similar facility on Windows Live Mail which means that if I leave my computer unattended anyone can read my emails simply by clicking on the Live Mail icon. Not very satisfactory!
Wrong! see my image.

Windows Live Mail Freezes With Contacts.-rr.jpg


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11 Jan 2012   #18
smcc42

Windows Home Premium x 64
 
 

I have no recollection of using a Windows Live ID to sign in to Windows Live Mail and I am not able to find the page in your image in order to uncheck the "remember password" box. I do not use Windows Live, apart from Windows Live Mail.
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11 Jan 2012   #19
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

My image was taken using WLM
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11 Jan 2012   #20
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smcc42 View Post
I have no recollection of using a Windows Live ID to sign in to Windows Live Mail and I am not able to find the page in your image in order to uncheck the "remember password" box. I do not use Windows Live, apart from Windows Live Mail.
The image shown was the window that shows up if you don't already have your password remembered and you attempt to sign in. In order to stop signing in automatically you need to go to Options/Connection Tab and push the "stop signing in" button. Keep in mind that if you stop signing in your contact list will switch to the "not signed in" list, which may be empty if you have been signing in. So you will have to import your list from an export you make of your contacts prior to selecting "stop signing in". There are two disadvantages to not signing in with respect to contacts: first, you need to backup your contacts manually since they will no longer be synchronized with the "contacts.live.com" website; second, the export copy is unable to save the way your contacts are grouped into categories, so when you use the backup you will have all the contacts but not grouped into categories, so you will have to re-group them. Another less important disadvantage is loosing Photo Email which comes in handy for sending large numbers of photos that collectively may exceed your allowed email file size.
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