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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail is downloading over 100 emails on me

19 Dec 2012   #1

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Windows Live Mail is downloading over 100 emails on me

It was working fine, had Live Mail 2011, and worded just fine....but then noticed I wasn't getting any new mail from my hotmail account like I used to. In fact, this error happened, where it said I had X number of new mail, and when I went to look, was only a few, but couldn't read or delete them, and there was gaps, like missing emails. I had tried adding Gmail to Live Mail, and then it started to download emails exceeding 15K, and will take forever, just to show hardly any new emails, if any, despite it saying it received 15K+ emails.

I tried repairing, uninstalling, reinstalling 2012 edition of Live Essentials. I even deleted the files in the Live mail folder on the hard drive after uninstalling it....but adding my hotmail account.....well, it won't retrieve new email (My gmail used to be picked up along with the hotmail as it's attached to it), and adding gmail results in over 15K downloads.

I don't know if it's settings...I never touched them, and it all used to work for years with no problem....this this one glitch happened that seems to cause all this grief for me.

I do have Windows 7, and not sure all the stats of my computer....just hope someone can help.

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19 Dec 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


These Microsoft threads have some suggestions. Apparently this isn't an isolated problem. See the suggested fix from "Noel" in second link.

Windows Live Mail - hundreds of duplicate messages for one account - Microsoft Community

Windows Live Mail is downloading ALL my old e-mails- how do I stop Windows 7 28-Feb-08 11:35 AM
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19 Dec 2012   #3

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

Hi TheRealSneakers, welcome to Seven Forums.
Here's how I use WLM 2012 WLM Tips.docx

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