Windows Mail

Discussion in 'General Technical' started by Guest, Jul 29, 2009.

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    Guest, Apr 15, 2010
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    I have the same problem. Windows mail just deleted all its mail boxes and
    refuses to accept them being replaced. It shows the message "An error
    occurred while reading the new account information. No changes have been
    made."
    Unable to fix this, I have downloaded Windows Live mail which also refuses
    to accept new mail boxes and displays the same message.

    This doesn't appear to be anything to do with the antivirus program as it is
    not needed to configure the mail server.
     
    Guest, Apr 18, 2010
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    I don't understand your comment "This doesn't appear to be anything
    to do with the antivirus program as it is not needed to configure the
    mail server. " How do you know what all your security software =
    interferes
    with? Please provide a list of all your third party security software.

    What do you mean by "refuses to accept them as being replaced"?
    Please elaborate.
    Have you recently added new accounts to Windows Mail?
    Is any existing mail account still working?

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    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, Apr 18, 2010
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    Guest, Apr 24, 2010
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    You say "mail works fine if used directly." Please clarify.
    Do you normally use the Windows Mail program or a web-based
    mail service (using your browser)? If the former, your Windows Mail
    may not have all its defaults assigned.
    Open the Default Programs applet, which you can access either from
    the Start menu or via the Control Panel, then click the first item:
    "Set your default programs."
    After a few seconds, a list of programs comes up. Click on "Windows
    Mail". If it doesn't respond with "This program has all its defaults"
    then fix it by clicking on the option indicated by the first green =
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    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, Apr 25, 2010
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    "Unknown error" can be caused by interference from an antivirus=20
    program. Which antivirus are you running?
    As a minimum, email scanning in the antivirus should be turned off,
    although that may not be sufficient to eliminate all bad effects.
    In a worst case scenario, your antivirus may need to be uninstalled.

    Email scanning in any antivirus should be disabled, for reasons
    explained here:
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm


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    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, Apr 29, 2010
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    Thanks for your response. I'm using Sophos A-V and have been using it for the
    last 10 years witout problems.
    I'll try your suggestion and let you know how it goes.
    Jack
     
    Guest, Apr 29, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Let us know how it goes.

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    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, Apr 29, 2010
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    Vore som sagt kul om man fick hj??lp. HAr f??tt samma problem.....
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    Guest, Apr 30, 2010
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    Kulmed fungerande Microsoft. Det g??r ju inte att ta v??ck el??ndet fr??n inboxen.
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    Guest, Apr 30, 2010
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    Open that folder (Inbox?) where you see the problem, then click View,
    Current View. Make sure "Show All Messages" is selected.
    That setting is on a 'per folder' basis.

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    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com



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    Guest, May 4, 2010
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    Make sure you have send authentication enabled.
    Go to Tools, Accounts, select that account, Properties, Servers.
    Enable the "My server requires authentication" option.=20

    Windows Mail does not have identities like Outlook Express did.
    By default, all email from all accounts goes into the same Inbox.=20
    There are four different ways of changing that:

    1. Use separate Windows user logins. That gives total privacy, and is
    ideal when two different people use the same computer.

    2. Use message rules to filter incoming messages into=20
    separate mail folders.

    3. Upgrade to Windows Live Mail which has separate folders for each
    account, no rules needed: http://download.live.com/wlmail

    4. Purchase an add-on called WMIDs:
    http://www.oehelp.com/WMIDs
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    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, May 5, 2010
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    Why should there be? Microsoft is under no obligation to make
    provisions for new programs to act just like older ones.
    I've listed all the available Windows Mail workarounds below.
    Windows Live Mail is a different program which is handled in
    a different newsgroup.

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    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, May 5, 2010
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    Sorry to butt in on this thread, but shouldn't there also be an option or
    add-on to make Windows Live Mail act like OE's Inbox?
    Dick

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    Make sure you have send authentication enabled.
    Go to Tools, Accounts, select that account, Properties, Servers.
    Enable the "My server requires authentication" option.

    Windows Mail does not have identities like Outlook Express did.
    By default, all email from all accounts goes into the same Inbox.
    There are four different ways of changing that:

    1. Use separate Windows user logins. That gives total privacy, and is
    ideal when two different people use the same computer.

    2. Use message rules to filter incoming messages into
    separate mail folders.

    3. Upgrade to Windows Live Mail which has separate folders for each
    account, no rules needed: http://download.live.com/wlmail

    4. Purchase an add-on called WMIDs:
    http://www.oehelp.com/WMIDs

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Guest, May 5, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    This group is for Windows Mail, not Windows Live Mail.

    What do you mean by " like OE's Inbox?"

    WM dumps all incoming email messages into one Inbox.
    WLM has separate Inboxes, etc. for each email account you access. But it
    has Quickviews, which can be used to see all email/all new email/ etc. in
    one view.


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    Dave N.
    MS-MVP (Mail)
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    http://download.live.com/wlmail
     
    Guest, May 5, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    User options are always appreciated. Why wouldn't you think so. (Sorry, I
    meant Windows Mail, not OE).
    Dick

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    Why should there be? Microsoft is under no obligation to make
    provisions for new programs to act just like older ones.
    I've listed all the available Windows Mail workarounds below.
    Windows Live Mail is a different program which is handled in
    a different newsgroup.

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    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
     
    Guest, May 6, 2010
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    Microsoft has essentially abandoned Windows Mail in favor of
    Windows Live Mail. There will be no updates to Windows Mail.
    Why waste time wishing for things that will never happen?

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    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


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    Guest, May 6, 2010
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