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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail 2009

18 Oct 2012   #11

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Hi hlouise and sorry you can't this working

I did find this, so maybe something changed in newer versions.
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Comparison with Windows Mail

While Windows Live Mail is the successor to Windows Mail on Windows Vista, there were several differences in functionality between Windows Live Mail and Windows Mail when it was released in 2007. These include:

Ability to view and edit HTML email by source has been removed in Windows Live Mail
Ability to set margins has been removed
Source: Windows Live Mail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My primary Email client is Outlook 2010, and WLM is a secondary for me.
I don't have a WLM 2009 setup, so i can't test it to see what it looks like.
I only have WLM 2011 and 2012...

There are other free Email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird
But that would be a learning curve to use...Something you can check out if your interested.

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but whenI clicked on the envelope icon I had to go thru a couple windows before getting to e-mail
I don't understand your problem, as i can double-click an email to open it without going through other windows ...

Can you show a screen print of an email that is ok with margins, and one that is not ok?

I'm quite senior too ... but "an old geek"

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18 Oct 2012   #12

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I didn't make myself clear when I said I clicked on the e-mail icon. What I meant was when I clicked the envelope icon on the MENU BAR I had to go thru a couple windows before getting to the e-mail program. I was then able to open the messages with no problem. For the past year the margins on WLM 2009 were just fine, all of a sudden they changed for no reason.

I read the instructions for showing a screen print, it would take me a week to figure that out (also a senior). I can only try to explain it. When I compose a new e-mail or receive an e-mail the message takes up the entire screen and the left margin leaves out the first letter of each sentence. What is odd is that if I print the e-mail I get 3/4" margins on the left and right which is perfect.

I do have a secondary e-mail program, but have always liked WLM better. I guess I will learn to live with it or give it up. Thanks for all your help.
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21 Oct 2012   #13

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hlouise View Post
I didn't make myself clear when I said I clicked on the e-mail icon. What I meant was when I clicked the envelope icon on the MENU BAR...
I suspect you mean the WLM program icon on the task bar which looks like a blue envelope with a red stamp or perhaps the new mail icon over in the notification area. Either way WLM opens. If it doesn't seem to be working right try the "repair" suggested in an earlier post. Go to Control Panel >> Programs and Features (where all your personally installed programs are listed). There should be an item called "Windows Live Essentials". Highlight it, click uninstall/change at the top, and choose "repair" in the window that pops up. WLM in P&F is the middle item in my list:


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21 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Roncerr, thank you for the tip. I already did a restore and have WLM 2009 back. I enlarged the font size and it is easier to read so for the time being I will keep it. I will also keep your instructions so if I upgrade to 2012 and run into a problem I will have another option.

Like I mentioned previously, I appreciate all the help I have received and will probably run into another problem in the future and will be posting again!
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21 Oct 2012   #15

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hlouise View Post
...I will also keep your instructions so if I upgrade to 2012 and run into a problem I will have another option...
Do the repair anyway; it's easy, fast, and won't hurt anything. After doing it, you'll remember how to and won't need to keep the instructions. I believe the only reason you may want to "upgrade" is if you want to use one of the other programs in the WLE suite. (I believe they don't allow mixing programs from one version of WLE with another. Also the Messenger program in WLE 2009 is no longer supported.) As long as you and I are only using WLM from the WLE suite, we are all set for now.
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22 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

When I returned to WLM 2009 the envelope icon worked so there shouldn't be anthing to repair? I don't use Messenger so not concerned with that. I do use MS Security Essentials if that makes any difference. Both mail and security are working so I am happy.
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