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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail - Set up Hotmail, Yahoo!, GMail, AOL e-mail

29 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1

Well, I guess my ISP isn't allowing it then. When I begin to create the account in WLM, I get the attached message. I can create the account, but when I try to retrieve mail, WLM prompts me for a Yahoo Mail Plus account name and password.

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29 Oct 2010   #11
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

Yes, its blocking
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26 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - SP1
This post desparately needs editing: Add Snips or Screenshots please

Mate, a silly senior citizen who can read, this current post is most confusing. You may have heard that as one gets older, there is a certain regression to habits of an earlier time - childhood! And when as a child I read, I read books with pictures.....

I'm now of an age where I need to see pictures again, so will you please do the honours and sort this post out with the appropriate snips or screenshots added. As it remains, it is all rather confusing.

Either fix it or take it's not helping any in it's present state....there's a good lad!
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26 May 2011   #13

Windows 8 - 64-bit

Abhishek... this came today from HOTMAIL.. this may well water the thread.. if so,
feel free to delete it: I've copied and pasted this from the Newsletter.

Important updates for using Hotmail with mail programs‏ :

Windows Live Newsletter:

You are receiving this note because you have connected to Hotmail from devices such as smartphones or programs like Mac Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. These smartphones and programs often include an option that automatically deletes messages from Hotmail after they are downloaded (they often use the "POP3" protocol). Because this option is sometimes selected accidentally, we've made some updates to Hotmail to make sure those messages aren't deleted automatically unless you tell us otherwise.

What's changing?
When we detect that another program wants to delete Hotmail messages, instead of just deleting them, we will move them into a temporary POP folder on Sign In for safe keeping until you tell us what you'd like to do.

What do you need to do?
Depending on how you'd like messages to show up when you access Hotmail on the web, please take one of the following actions:
If you want to delete messages from the web version of Hotmail after they are downloaded to your program, sign in to Sign In and choose "POP and deleting downloaded messages" on the Options page.
If you'd like to see your messages on both your Hotmail inbox at Sign In and on your smartphone or program, open the program that's downloading the messages and go to its POP settings. Look for a "delete messages from the server" option and turn it off.
Please note that this does not affect smartphones or programs that connect to Hotmail in other ways (e.g. smartphones with Exchange ActiveSync, Microsoft Outlook with Outlook Hotmail Connector, or Windows Live Mail).

Visit the Windows Live Solution Center.

Thank you for using Windows Live Hotmail.
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28 Aug 2011   #14

Windows 7
Gmail in Live Mail

Thanks for the info on Live Mail - very useful.
I have two accounts in Live mail. Comcast and Gmail.
Why do I get my Comcast mail and Gmail in my Gmail account in-box?
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26 Sep 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

This is an old thread, but I'll ask here.

I cannot make work my Yahoo Mail accout. I'm getting error for wrong password. My GMail and Hotmail are working, but this not.

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22 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 32 bit
setting up new gmail account

I followed your very good directions to set up a new gmail account in my windows live mail/outlook. It shows up fine on my left hand pane but it remains completely blank. I sent a message from the new account to my existing hotmail one - nothing. I sent from existing hotmail to new gmail - nothing. I have obviously missed something. Any ideas?
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21 Dec 2012   #17

vista home premium/Windows 7 home premium
Setting up gmail account in wlm 2012

I've muddled my way thru installing a gmail account in WLM, but have a problem with finding out where copies of my "Sent Mail" are located (same problem with "Deleted Mail", "Junk E-mail" etc.

Therefore I can't read messages I've sent, deleted, etc.

A second problem, not related to the 1st, is that I have two PCs using the same e-mail account. (Home and Office). The problem is when I delete something from (for example) the INBOX on the Home PC , it may never get to the Office PC.

I need "independent" copies on each machine and the ability to delete on on without deleting on the other, nor on the mail server (GMail or, for example.

Any help on settings would be appreciated.
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