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Windows 7: Running windows mail in the background?

20 Mar 2010   #11

windows 7

Thanks for all of the help guys mine worked fine :P, now is there a way of running it when the operating system boots up?

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20 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Professional

Put WLM in Starting Programs, and make sure it remembers your password and email.
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20 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
To make Windows Live Mail check for new mail periodically and automatically and in the background:

1)Select Options from the menu.
2)Go to the General tab.
3)Make sure Check for new messages every...... minute(s) is checked.
4)Set the interval you want.
5)Click OK.

so that dident work for me when i closed it, so i had to swap to vista aswell.

Anyway just asking what do u recommend, when it says checking for email, should i leave it as 30 or make it like 5 or 1min
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21 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

That depends on how frequently you get mail. If you get many, set it to 5 minutes, otherwise 30 minutes is fine.
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21 Mar 2010   #15

windows 7

i set mine to 1 min, its better becuase you know when you get email and even if you done get many you still get them quicker rather than pressing it manually,

Regards Paul
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23 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

mine seems to close itself when my computer goes to sleep by itself :l
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02 Mar 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate

i guess what paulpp is trying to say is this: Like Outlook Express, when you wish to run it in the backgroud, you would first need to download the HideOE stuff ( can be searched in google)
he is using Windows Live Mail, so am I. I am having the same issue.
setting it up compatible for Vista SP 2 does make Windows Live Mail run in the background only if you hit the MINIMIZE button.
if you wish to keep it running, don't click on CLOSE
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02 Mar 2011   #18

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

In Windows 7, when WLM is running it shows up in the System Tray as well as the Task Bar. To have it run w/o the Task Bar entry you right-click on the SysTray icon and select "Hide Window When Minimized".
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