Hi roncerr, thank you for the attachments. I have a similar setting, although, I don't use sound, and rarely use ngs anymore since MS shut down their NNTP newsgroups. I have tool tip unchecked, and checked auto download for Preview Pane. I also have auto display folders with unread msgs. I don't have it auto check for mail as I prefer to download when I am ready. WLM is open most of the and closed over night. But, this is the first time I have had any problems with the WLM in this regard.
However, I have never used the Home Premium and have now done an Anytime Upgrade to the Windows 7 Ultimate. So will see if there is any change.
Thank you again for your time and help. I keep a check on it and see if there is any change and post back.