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Windows Live Mail - bugs, troubles... Advice needed!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Just D, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Just D

    Just D Flightless Bird

    Hi All!

    Does anybody have and use more than one email account with Windows Live Mail
    in Windows Professional 7/64? First after I installed it I thought that it
    looks like Outlook. Then I found that it more looks like Outlook Express,
    even the settings are pretty close. Although the format of the directories
    is absolutely different. I liked what I had with Outlook Express. All my
    messages were automatically moving to the separate directories according to
    the rules. The Live mail is able to do that, but instead of some kind of a
    set of database files it keeps all the messages as separate files with some
    additional accompanying files. Maybe this approach is more stable, I'm not
    sure. Keeping in mind our huge hard drives it doesn't bite anyway. There are
    a few bothering things that I can't avoid.

    1. I added a dozen of different email accounts and got all of them on my
    Folder Pane. But I don't want to see them!!! Is there any way to hide these
    so-called folders or maybe make them at least optionally invisible?

    2. I move all receiving messages from all the folder in 1^ to the Storage
    Folders and that's convenient. I created many rules to move all messages and
    keep them in the right order. But the email like folders are very annoying
    for me.

    3. When I move the Storage Folders to the top above all email like folders
    this folder returns back to the bottom each time after I restart Live Mail
    client. Who wrote this application??? Is is possible to store the position
    and restore it? Hopefully it's fixable.

    4. The worst thing - Outlook Express was able to reorder all the subfolders
    alphabetically each time when I create a new subfolder and open the root
    folder. It doesn't work now. Whatever I create the order is preserved so if
    I add a new folder to the subfolder it will get stuck in the crazy position
    exactly how and when I created it. So if I add a new subfolder starting with
    the character 'A' it will be added to the very end of the folder list. Guys,
    who is so lazy?

    5. I was able to export/import all the email and newsgroup accounts easily
    as well as the contacts. But how can I import the email message database
    from Outlook Express folders? I got tons of business email messages that
    should be imported. Should I import folder by folder email by email or there
    is a simple way? I know about migration utility, but it doesn't work for me.
    It simply doesn't understand the Outlook Express files. But this format is
    so simple! Is it a big deal to import these message in one-two clicks having
    a very powerful machine? Any ideas and suggestions will be highly
    appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Just D.
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Just D" <no@spam.please> wrote in message
    news:nAYvn.98992$sx5.80206@newsfe16.iad...
    > Hi All!
    >
    > Does anybody have and use more than one email account with Windows Live
    > Mail in Windows Professional 7/64? First after I installed it I thought
    > that it looks like Outlook. Then I found that it more looks like Outlook
    > Express, even the settings are pretty close. Although the format of the
    > directories is absolutely different. I liked what I had with Outlook
    > Express. All my messages were automatically moving to the separate
    > directories according to the rules. The Live mail is able to do that, but
    > instead of some kind of a set of database files it keeps all the messages
    > as separate files with some additional accompanying files. Maybe this
    > approach is more stable, I'm not sure. Keeping in mind our huge hard
    > drives it doesn't bite anyway. There are a few bothering things that I
    > can't avoid.
    >
    > 1. I added a dozen of different email accounts and got all of them on my
    > Folder Pane. But I don't want to see them!!! Is there any way to hide
    > these so-called folders or maybe make them at least optionally invisible?
    >
    > 2. I move all receiving messages from all the folder in 1^ to the Storage
    > Folders and that's convenient. I created many rules to move all messages
    > and keep them in the right order. But the email like folders are very
    > annoying for me.
    >
    > 3. When I move the Storage Folders to the top above all email like folders
    > this folder returns back to the bottom each time after I restart Live Mail
    > client. Who wrote this application??? Is is possible to store the position
    > and restore it? Hopefully it's fixable.
    >
    > 4. The worst thing - Outlook Express was able to reorder all the
    > subfolders alphabetically each time when I create a new subfolder and open
    > the root folder. It doesn't work now. Whatever I create the order is
    > preserved so if I add a new folder to the subfolder it will get stuck in
    > the crazy position exactly how and when I created it. So if I add a new
    > subfolder starting with the character 'A' it will be added to the very end
    > of the folder list. Guys, who is so lazy?
    >
    > 5. I was able to export/import all the email and newsgroup accounts easily
    > as well as the contacts. But how can I import the email message database
    > from Outlook Express folders? I got tons of business email messages that
    > should be imported. Should I import folder by folder email by email or
    > there is a simple way? I know about migration utility, but it doesn't work
    > for me. It simply doesn't understand the Outlook Express files. But this
    > format is so simple! Is it a big deal to import these message in one-two
    > clicks having a very powerful machine? Any ideas and suggestions will be
    > highly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Just D.
    >


    Click File Identities and See what It says. It recommends Logging in a
    separate users.
     
  3. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    FAQS
    http://windowslivehelp.com/help.aspx
    Home Page
    http://windowslivehelp.com/Default.aspx
    Solutions for Common Problems
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions/
    Hotmail Community Forums
    http://windowslivehelp.com/community/Default.aspx


    2. Windows Live ID Support
    https://support.live.com/eform.aspx?productKey=wlid&ct=eformts
    a. Scroll to and click on 'How can I reset my password' or click any item in the Faq
    list
    b. Look in the lower right and click on the option 'Get More Help'
    c. Wait till the page loads, then click on 'Get Support'
    - the eform should now load

    3. Reset Password
    https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx?

    4 Close A Hotmail account
    http://mail.live.com/default.aspx?rru=accountclose&wa=wsignin1.0
    - login with the username/pw, then click close

    5. Cancel a Live ID
    Go to account.live.com to cancel the Live ID
    cf. http://windowslivehelp.com/community/p/13031/51654.aspx#51654

    Note: if pursuing 4 and 5, 4 must be done before 5 or the process will fail.



    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Just D" <no@spam.please> wrote in message
    news:nAYvn.98992$sx5.80206@newsfe16.iad...
    > Hi All!
    >
    > Does anybody have and use more than one email account with Windows Live Mail in
    > Windows Professional 7/64? First after I installed it I thought that it looks like
    > Outlook. Then I found that it more looks like Outlook Express, even the settings
    > are pretty close. Although the format of the directories is absolutely different.
    > I liked what I had with Outlook Express. All my messages were automatically moving
    > to the separate directories according to the rules. The Live mail is able to do
    > that, but instead of some kind of a set of database files it keeps all the
    > messages as separate files with some additional accompanying files. Maybe this
    > approach is more stable, I'm not sure. Keeping in mind our huge hard drives it
    > doesn't bite anyway. There are a few bothering things that I can't avoid.
    >
    > 1. I added a dozen of different email accounts and got all of them on my Folder
    > Pane. But I don't want to see them!!! Is there any way to hide these so-called
    > folders or maybe make them at least optionally invisible?
    >
    > 2. I move all receiving messages from all the folder in 1^ to the Storage Folders
    > and that's convenient. I created many rules to move all messages and keep them in
    > the right order. But the email like folders are very annoying for me.
    >
    > 3. When I move the Storage Folders to the top above all email like folders this
    > folder returns back to the bottom each time after I restart Live Mail client. Who
    > wrote this application??? Is is possible to store the position and restore it?
    > Hopefully it's fixable.
    >
    > 4. The worst thing - Outlook Express was able to reorder all the subfolders
    > alphabetically each time when I create a new subfolder and open the root folder.
    > It doesn't work now. Whatever I create the order is preserved so if I add a new
    > folder to the subfolder it will get stuck in the crazy position exactly how and
    > when I created it. So if I add a new subfolder starting with the character 'A' it
    > will be added to the very end of the folder list. Guys, who is so lazy?
    >
    > 5. I was able to export/import all the email and newsgroup accounts easily as well
    > as the contacts. But how can I import the email message database from Outlook
    > Express folders? I got tons of business email messages that should be imported.
    > Should I import folder by folder email by email or there is a simple way? I know
    > about migration utility, but it doesn't work for me. It simply doesn't understand
    > the Outlook Express files. But this format is so simple! Is it a big deal to
    > import these message in one-two clicks having a very powerful machine? Any ideas
    > and suggestions will be highly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Just D.
    >
    >
     
  4. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Just D" <no@spam.please> wrote in message
    news:nAYvn.98992$sx5.80206@newsfe16.iad...
    > Hi All!
    >
    > Does anybody have and use more than one email account with Windows Live
    > Mail in Windows Professional 7/64? First after I installed it I thought
    > that it looks like Outlook. Then I found that it more looks like Outlook
    > Express, even the settings are pretty close. Although the format of the
    > directories is absolutely different. I liked what I had with Outlook
    > Express. All my messages were automatically moving to the separate
    > directories according to the rules. The Live mail is able to do that, but
    > instead of some kind of a set of database files it keeps all the messages
    > as separate files with some additional accompanying files. Maybe this
    > approach is more stable, I'm not sure. Keeping in mind our huge hard
    > drives it doesn't bite anyway. There are a few bothering things that I
    > can't avoid.
    >
    > 1. I added a dozen of different email accounts and got all of them on my
    > Folder Pane. But I don't want to see them!!! Is there any way to hide
    > these so-called folders or maybe make them at least optionally invisible?
    >
    > 2. I move all receiving messages from all the folder in 1^ to the Storage
    > Folders and that's convenient. I created many rules to move all messages
    > and keep them in the right order. But the email like folders are very
    > annoying for me.
    >
    > 3. When I move the Storage Folders to the top above all email like folders
    > this folder returns back to the bottom each time after I restart Live Mail
    > client. Who wrote this application??? Is is possible to store the position
    > and restore it? Hopefully it's fixable.
    >
    > 4. The worst thing - Outlook Express was able to reorder all the
    > subfolders alphabetically each time when I create a new subfolder and open
    > the root folder. It doesn't work now. Whatever I create the order is
    > preserved so if I add a new folder to the subfolder it will get stuck in
    > the crazy position exactly how and when I created it. So if I add a new
    > subfolder starting with the character 'A' it will be added to the very end
    > of the folder list. Guys, who is so lazy?
    >
    > 5. I was able to export/import all the email and newsgroup accounts easily
    > as well as the contacts. But how can I import the email message database
    > from Outlook Express folders? I got tons of business email messages that
    > should be imported. Should I import folder by folder email by email or
    > there is a simple way? I know about migration utility, but it doesn't work
    > for me. It simply doesn't understand the Outlook Express files. But this
    > format is so simple! Is it a big deal to import these message in one-two
    > clicks having a very powerful machine? Any ideas and suggestions will be
    > highly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Just D.
    >
    >


    Along with the other advice given, try here for more possible solutions:
    microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop

    --
    SC Tom

    "Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed
    any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
    Lt. Col. J.D. "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Ret.
     

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