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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail - I Can't Locate Vacation Notice to Turn it Off

01 Mar 2014   #1
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
Windows Live Mail - I Can't Locate Vacation Notice to Turn it Off

I don't recall turning on the Vacation Notice in Windows Live Mail but, nevertheless, it's on. Senders receive an e-mail from my Live account with the subject "Vacation reply" and no text, just my given name.

Where is the control used to turn it off? I can't locate it.


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01 Mar 2014   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's possible that the message is from your ISP rather then WLM. In WLM you need to create a message rule, and leave your PC on, with WLM open all the time for it to work. Who is your ISP? That may help us figure this out. A Guy
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02 Mar 2014   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmillen View Post
I don't recall turning on the Vacation Notice in Windows Live Mail but, nevertheless, it's on. Senders receive an e-mail from my Live account with the subject "Vacation reply" and no text, just my given name.

Where is the control used to turn it off? I can't locate it.
There is no setting in WLM re Vacation Notice. You need to access your account directly and look at the settings or options.
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02 Mar 2014   #4
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
It's possible that the message is from your ISP rather then WLM.
No kidding? Well, the timing may match an upgrade to my Internet service from the same ISP.

My ISP was Qwest. Qwest's Internet service, Telechoice, was acquired by CenturyLink. CenturyLink upgraded the Internet service and that may be when the vacation notice started. (I can't tell for certain 'cause I have to rely on e-mail senders telling me about it.)

Anyway to be clear—my ISP is CenturyLink.
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02 Mar 2014   #5
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
You need to access your account directly and look at the settings or options.
?

I have no idea what you mean.
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02 Mar 2014   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

From their FAQs

Quote:
Creating away messages (Back to Top)

This feature is also known as an out-of-office auto-reply message. You can set a vacation message that automatically replies to people who send you messages when you are out of the office for an extended period of time. That message is sent to each recipient only once, regardless of how many messages that person sends you during the designated vacation period.
To set a vacation message:


Click the Preferences tab.


Click the Mail tab.


In the Receiving Messages section, check Send auto-reply message.


In the text box, enter the message to be sent, such as "I am currently out of the office and am checking voice mail but not email. I will return on August 1, 2007."


Set the start and end dates for using this message.


Click Save. The away message feature is enabled immediately.
Basic Webmail FAQs | Internethelp

Best I could find from them. I suspect there is no message, just the feature is turned on. If you don't find this setting, I'd contact them and let them know you have this issue since the switch. A Guy
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03 Mar 2014   #7
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 


"Click the Preferences tab." I don't have one. Here's what I have—



Here's what's under the unnamed blue tab—



I don't see "Preferences" under any tab or subtab. Isuspect that those instructions don't apply to my version of Windows Live Mail.
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03 Mar 2014   #8
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

I went to the mailbox I automatically received with my Internet access. I don't use it. I found what you listed Preferences/Mail/Receiving Messages/Send auto-reply message. It wasn't checked.

I don't see how this e-mail setting would affect WLM even if it were checked. CenturyLink just carries the messages to me, like a pneumatic pipe.
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03 Mar 2014   #9
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

I watched the woman in the youtube video, Windows Live Hotmail - Vacation Reply Setup - YouTube, explain Vacation Notice and saw that she was on a web site www.live.com. Interestingly, my WLM is not Internet based. Mine is software on C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe. (BTW, that is as poor an industrial training or overview video as I have ever seen. Microsoft should be ashamed. I've seen better by Junior High students.)

So I went to www.live.com and Outlook.com opened. I searched and found that Outlook.com had a vacation notice set with my given name as the message. It's exactly as was described to me.

I removed the check and the text.

Evidently WLM software, live.com and outlook.com are all the same interchangeable e-mail address and settings in one affect the other
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03 Mar 2014   #10
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ahhh, my bad, I should have thought that it was Live rather then your provider Glad you got it sorted. Yes, your Microsoft account will work with Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive, etc. A Guy
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