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Windows 7: Message rules in windows live mail

07 Apr 2013   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Message rules in windows live mail

HI I have windows 7 home premium with windows live mail and my email is outlook.com.
been trying to use the message rules but failed completely.
This what i have done
Clicked on the message rule folder
Box opens up
Ticked the top box (where the from line contains people)
Ticked the top box ( move to specified folder)
Selected the email required to be moved, But when I get to the specified section in the last box when I select that item only the (outbox) shows up I thought that there would be an option to choose the folder I made under the inbox in my outlook.com emai.

Any help here please.

thanks in advance.


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07 Apr 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

WLM message rules only work for POP accounts.
What type of access do you have your Outlook.com email address using in WLM?
Maybe you are using HTTP and that's why you have the issue?
My Outlook.com account shown below in WLM 2011 is setup for POP3.

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07 Apr 2013   #3

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks for that,Just checked mine its not the same as yours.Would there be a reason for that?
thanks.
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07 Apr 2013   #4

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I have also the same problem I have outlook.com and gmail.com and the gmail ons shows as the image by david W7ncus.
Is there a way around this problem perhaps.
Sorry to hijack your posting trendy.
thank you

Sorry I was wrong my gmail dont show pop3.
OOOOps slips
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07 Apr 2013   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

The default (automatic) setup for adding an Outlook.com email account is HTTP access (protocol).
I manually set my account up in WLM, using POP3.
To change from HTTP to POP3, you will need to add a new account for the same Outlook.com address, and then delete the current HTTP account.
Here is one article I found that explains how to use POP3.
Are there pop3 settings for outlook.com - Microsoft Community

You can find many articles doing a Google for outlook.com pop3 settings

POP works differently than HTTP/ IMAP / MAPI for how messages are kept on the email server / client folders.
POP is fine for one device (imho), but I prefer IMAP when getting emails for multiple devices...
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07 Apr 2013   #6

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks will have a good read later.
Thank you very much
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07 Apr 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
Another thing you should do is log in to your account(s) ONLINE, using the WEB interface.
Check the settings for your account(s).
Different email providers have different options available for different protocols (POP, IMAP, ...)
Yea - it gets confusing
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07 Apr 2013   #8

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

You can say that again ''confusing'',At the moment I'm thinking of forgetting about the MSG filtering.

Thank you.
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07 Apr 2013   #9

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Many thanks from me as well,
Yea does look rather complicated.

Many thanks once again.
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07 Apr 2013   #10

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You're both welcome.
Sorry I couldn't provide any better help
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