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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail anomaly with sent items (multiple accounts)

09 Nov 2015   #1
itm

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Live Mail anomaly with sent items (multiple accounts)

I have Windows Live Mail configured with 2 email accounts - i.e. my Gmail and Yahoo mail accounts. However, whenever I send an email from my Yahoo account it does not appear in the Sent folder of my Yahoo webmail account - instead it shows in the Sent Mail folder of my Gmail webmail account.

The outgoing mail settings for each are different - the Gmail account uses smtp.gmail.com and the Yahoo account uses smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk, so I would expect emails sent via the Yahoo mail server to be visible when I view my Yahoo account on the web.

I have verified that outgoing Yahoo mails are connecting to the Yahoo SMTP server by deliberately misspelling my username in the outgoing server settings - I got an error message as expected, confirming that it was trying to connect to smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk.

I do have Gmail configured to collect mail from my Yahoo account - does this feature extend to collecting all Sent mail as well as incoming mail, and could this explain why my outgoing Yahoo mail never appears in my Yahoo webmail account, even though it was sent via smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk?


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14 Nov 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm probably has something to do withe the linking of the Gmail account to receive from yahoo what I don't quite understand is why would you want it to do that??

I have three mail accounts and I keep them deliberately separate so that I receiving my really personal mail in the primary account and the second account as back up for verifying passwords for example my Microsoft account and it so happens a Gmail account for stuff relating to my Android devices. This way I find that a lot of the junk mail gets directed to the secondary accounts instead of clogging my primary account.

FWIW I would redo the accounts to keep the mail separate accounts unless there is a very good reason to do otherwise.
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14 Nov 2015   #3
itm

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The Yahoo mail account is an old one, but I still get messages on it very occasionally. I linked it to Gmail so that I don't miss the rare Yahoo mail when it comes in (I usually access Gmail via the web interface).
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14 Nov 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok so how rare are these mails from Yahoo folks as I personally would just reverse the process you set, and just use that account like I do my back up one ie I never use the back up account to send mail unless it is to confirm password recovery situations.
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14 Nov 2015   #5
itm

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I never use the Yahoo account for outgoing emails any more. It's mostly incoming stuff from the Yahoo services (Freecycle, Flickr, etc).

Each to his own I suppose, but I was just curious about how/whether Gmail was collecting sent items from my Yahoo account.
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14 Nov 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

That I cannot answer mate as I have not ever made such a set up. All I can suggest is what I did before is reverse the settings or if it is annoying you just delete the Yahoo account though I suppose if the incoming is being redirected then they will still download.

One final thing you could do is to uninstall WLM and then reinstall it - a pain I know but at least you will have a clean slate as it were and would just have to wait for all the Gmail stuff to download again
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