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Windows 7: Urgent: Live Mail Hung Up!


10 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Urgent: Live Mail Hung Up!

My Win Live Mail client is hung up trying to send a message that is no longer to the right address. It just sits there trying to send the message and will not go away. It is blocking any access to the Live Mail program itself to fix it. I'm at a loss as to what to do since it will not permit me access to the program. I'm a heavy emailer for my non-profit business. Help please! Thanks

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10 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Disconnect from the internet completely then run live mail. Once your in goto the outbox and delete the offending email. Close Live mail. Now reconnect to the internet and launch live mail, hopefully you'll be able to carry on as normal ... hope this helps
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10 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Many thanks for your reply. I did as you suggested but it had no effect. After disconnecting from the internet Live Mail still would only display that message that it was trying to send to that incorrect address. In effect it is still hung up.
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10 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Nick, your reply gave me an idea and I searched for a folder named Outbox and one came up but nothing in it. I have a feeling that was an obsolete folder from a prior installation and since then I've changed the location of my email. I'm still searching for that Outbox folder that has the offending messages in it but so far I've not been able to find it.
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10 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I've finally found the outbox folder in the folder tree but I don't have permission to delete the messages in it. I built this machine and am the only user of it but I apparently am not regarded as the "administrator" for major changes. I'm once again in the clutches of the infamous Windows security apparatus and will now have to spend valuable hours trying to figure out how to become the Admin of my own machine. Anybody know how to become the Administrator of your own machine? And the only user listed?
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10 Apr 2013   #6

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Right click on the folder and take ownership of it.
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10 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Gary, I have a dumb problem. I built this machine but I'm not the "administrator" of it and I don't know how to become the admin. I've searched through the help stuff but still can't find any references as to how to become admin of the machine. I'm the only user but my account type is standard user. Thanks for your reply.
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10 Apr 2013   #8

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mendopaul View Post
Gary, I have a dumb problem. I built this machine but I'm not the "administrator" of it and I don't know how to become the admin. I've searched through the help stuff but still can't find any references as to how to become admin of the machine. I'm the only user but my account type is standard user. Thanks for your reply.
Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User

The above Tut may help.
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11 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Gary, that and some other posts did help and I thank you for the advice. I've learned a lot fighting this problem.
This forum is truly magnificent for the help and advice that is available from experienced people like you and Poo Man UK and others. I'm very appreciative for the help!
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11 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Sorry, I failed to mentione that finally becoming the Admin gave me the permission to go in and delete the messages that were hanging up my Live Mail program and not permitting me to go in and delete the messed up messages. After deleting the Outbox stored messages the program returned to normal. I could never do that until I became "the admin".
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