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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail email notification lag

05 Dec 2011   #1
Coffeejoe

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Windows Live Mail email notification lag

Hello,

I just started using Windows Live Mail. I have it setup with gmail as my provider. I notice that there is a 5 to 10 minute delay/lag in the audio notification. This delay is after the email shows up in the inbox. I have set Windows live email up on a second computer and the delay is there too so it's not just one system. How do I get Windows Live Mail to give an audio notification as soon as the email shows up in the inbox, not 5 to 10 minutes later? Several times I have already read the email and then I get a notification sound and wonder what the sound is for. It's confusing to say the least.

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop I'm using it on. Intel i7, 8 gig RAM, so this is not about a slow computer.

Thanks for any help! Much apprciated.

Tom


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05 Dec 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Tom, Welcome to Seven Forums.

If your using IMAP to access your Gmail, I strongly suggest changing to POP.
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06 Dec 2011   #3
Coffeejoe

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Thanks much! I switched to POP. That was the problem.
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06 Dec 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Glad I was able to help. Is it now set properly?
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06 Dec 2011   #5
Coffeejoe

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

The audio notification lag is gone, yes.

Thanks.

Tom
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06 Dec 2011   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

That's not what I meant.
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06 Dec 2011   #7
Coffeejoe

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, not sure what you meant. Problem was audio lag, that's fixed. I get email as usual. Seems to be set correctly. If you meant something else, please explain as I didn't catch it.

Thanks,

Tom
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06 Dec 2011   #8
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

If you use these settings, you'll never lose any mail.

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06 Dec 2011   #9
Coffeejoe

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Now I understand. Yep, just set it that way.

Thanks again!

Tom
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06 Dec 2011   #10
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

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