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Windows 7: Outlook mail going to WLM


15 Dec 2010   #1

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Outlook mail going to WLM

Hi Gang

I recently thought it would be a good idea to have my e-mail accounts together.
I use Windows live mail and Outlook mail. My provider is AT&T, so I have Yahoo mail also.

Outlook mail had been my default e-mail. So I liked the way WLM worked so I thought I would add my Outlook mail to it. I tried it for a while and decided I did not like it and wanted to change it back to the way it was.

So I went into WLM and deleted my Outlook mail account, looked real simple so I thought. As it turns out my Outlook mail is still going to my WLM account. No matter what I check or un-check it still goes there. I have un-installed my WLM account and reinstalled it and got the same results. In my Outlook mail I have the leave mail on the server checked. I was looking for a similar setting on WLM and cannot find it. I thought maybe they would fix it.


Thanx.....Gunny

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15 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gunny3053 View Post
Hi Gang

I recently thought it would be a good idea to have my e-mail accounts together.
I use Windows live mail and Outlook mail. My provider is AT&T, so I have Yahoo mail also.

Outlook mail had been my default e-mail. So I liked the way WLM worked so I thought I would add my Outlook mail to it. I tried it for a while and decided I did not like it and wanted to change it back to the way it was.

So I went into WLM and deleted my Outlook mail account, looked real simple so I thought. As it turns out my Outlook mail is still going to my WLM account. No matter what I check or un-check it still goes there. I have un-installed my WLM account and reinstalled it and got the same results. In my Outlook mail I have the leave mail on the server checked. I was looking for a similar setting on WLM and cannot find it. I thought maybe they would fix it.


Thanx.....Gunny
Gunny,

If I'm understanding this correctly, you downloaded the Windows Live Mail app and don't want to use it anymore but it's still the default app for your email, is that correct?

If that's the case, go to Start > Default Programs > "Set Program Access and Computer Defaults" and choose the CUSTOM pull down/group and choose Microsoft Outlook for Email.

After that's done, just uninstall Windows Live Mail through Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Windows Live Essentials.
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15 Dec 2010   #3

win7
 
 

Hi jelyman

No I still want to use WLM, and Outlook mail but I want them to stay separate. I have had the WLM account for several years and have always like how it worked, smooth and with no problems. And I use to use Yahoo mail as my default mail, and decided it was backwoods compared to the others so Outlook is my default mail now. Yahoo mail would not allow some forums to replay back to you they would block it, so that is one of the reasons I have WLM. With Outlook I have the "leave mail on the server", (yahoo) box checked.

I have done that default thing you mentioned. I will recheck it to make sure I have my T's crossed and my I's dotted. After I did this I thought for sure this would take care of it. I use to have an older version of WLM and recently they have gone to this 2011, and it does not work as well as the old versions, it is slower, jerky, etc. But I do use it but no so much that this bothers me. And I think it is this newer versions is part of my problem. I have researched it trying to find if I can in fact use an older version of WLM, and have not been successful there.

So if does not supply all the info you need just let me know, and I would be more than happy to give you what you need. This is a small problem, but it is the small ones that are most frustrating and hardest to fix it seems.

Thanx a bunch....Gunny
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15 Dec 2010   #4

win7
 
 

Hi jelyman

Ok I went into the default settings, and double checked everything, and Outlook is my default e-mail account. One thing that is funny is previsouly my WLM 2011 account was listed there, since the change I made it is no longer there. Making Outlook my default mail I guess is what removed it but I thought it would be there any way even if it was not the default one.

So I will try sending my self some mail and see what happens now.

Thanx....Gunny
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15 Dec 2010   #5

win7
 
 

Hi Jelyman

Well I tried it and it is doing the same thing, no changes except now in order to get my mail in WLM I have to click on the send/receive in the ribbon, then I get my WLM mail and mail from Outlook. This is going from bad to worse. :-)

Thanx....Gunny
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15 Dec 2010   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Windows Live Mail only reads (receives) emails to those accounts that are setup in Live Mail. If you remove the account in question from Live Mail, there's absolutely no way it still receives messages for that account.

Right click the email account you want to remove in left pane in Live Mail's main window, and choose Remove account.

Kari

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15 Dec 2010   #7

win7
 
 

Hi Kari

When my Outlook account was still in WLM, I did exactly what you are describing, and got rid on my Outlook mail account. And like I have said I normally would say that would do it, but some how WLM is still able to get my Outlook mail. I can send you a picture of what I have in my WLM page just like you have and my only account showing there is my normal WLM account.

And trust me I know what you are saying there is no way it can receive my Outlook mail if that account is gone. I agree, but it is still getting my Outlook mail. I know this is crazy what I am saying but true. And I have gone into every place in WLM I can to see if by chance my Outlook account is there, and trust me it is not there anywhere. And I have done the same in my Outlook mail. I am not crazy or imagining things.

I can take pictures of it and show you some how. I have sent e-mails to myself in Outlook, and WLM will get it too. I have done this a bunch of times to test things out and just to see if in fact WLM was still getting my Outlook mail.

Thanx.....Gunny
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15 Dec 2010   #8

win7
 
 

Hi Kari

I just did it, I sent a e-mail to my self in Outlook mail. Of course my Outlook got it right away, ok good, and about 3 minutes later here it shows up in my WLM. I told you I am not crazy :-)

Now maybe something we are not paying any attention to, in any remote way could my Yahoo mail be involved in this. My provider is AT&T which is Yahoo, and I have Yahoo mail. I have also looked there for things that might be causing this, and found nothing. Every thing that is checked or un-checked is like it was, and has been for a very long time. I cannot swear to it but this seemed to happen right around the time that WLM went to this 2011 version, and it is right around then that I deleted my Outlook account in WLM.

I have looked into several forums, and a lot of people are having all sorts of problems with this new WLM 2011. And some are close to my problem buy not exactly. having trouble with their mail accounts.

Thanx....Gunny
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15 Dec 2010   #9

win7
 
 

Oh just thought of this, there is no place to click on to leave your mail on the server in WLM, but there is in Outlook mail, and I have checked it to stay on the server there.

Just to make this more stranger, I have 2 computers I use daily and they are set up about the same, win 7, same e-mail accounts, etc. And they both have the same problem, now try that on for size. I never get any mail from my WLM account in my Outlook mail, just the other way around.

Thanx.....Gunny
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15 Dec 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Please do not misunderstand me now, but if the email account is not setup in Live Mail, there is absolutely no way Live Mail can receive messages for that email account. Really. It is absolutely, completely impossible.

Let's say I have three email accounts, kari@google.com, kari@yahoo.com and kari@bing.com. All set up both in Outlook and Live Mail. (Mods please, do not remove these fake emails, they are not real and here only to demonstrate my point)

Outlook:

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Windows Live Mail:

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Now I decide I do not want to receive Yahoo mail anymore in Live Mail, so I right click my Yahoo mail account in Live Mail and choose Remove account from context menu:

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From now on, I still receive messages for this account in Outlook because account still exists there, but it really is absolutely, completely 1,268,246 % sure my Live Mail does no longer receive messages for this account. It is simply impossible.

An email client application like Outlook and Live Mail can not in any circumstances receive email messages sent to a specific email address if this address (email account) is not set up in that email client.

Kari


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