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windows live mail missing "new contact group" option

Q: windows live mail missing "new contact group" option

Hi, new to this forum.
Windows live mail in windows 7 home preminum 64 bit has left the option of creating a new contact group from its drop down list. Here is what I have done to correct problem. Going to c:\users\uername\contacts and than right clicking on blank white space and selecting customize folder\customize and clicking drop down arrow. On the drop down list there is no "contacts" option. This procedure came from a several forums that I have visited. So the next step I did was to make sure that windows live mail was my default,and it was. I than tried and made windows contact my default. The results did not help. Been working on this off and on for four days. Sure could use some help.
thank you

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A: windows live mail missing "new contact group" option

hi robbi, welcome to sevenforums,

have you tried 'contact category'?

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I am trying to to add a "New Contact Group" to Windows Mail but it is not showing up on the toolbar in "Contacts." What can I do to get back? Thanks.


A:Solved: Adding a New Contact "Group" to Windows Mail

Not sure I understand but is this what you mean?

Missing Button

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I am using windows 7 - windows essentials live mail 2011. My mail froze ,I ended it using task manager.when I went back in to windows mail ALL my contacts were gone.i.e zero contacts.
Can someone please help me recover my contacts.Most of them are business contacts & I urgently need to send mail. I was not using the LIVE ID online version. Please help me. after this I am going to migrate to outlook 7. I will need your help for that as well.

A:contact "lost" windows live mail 2011

As near as I can tell the data should be in C:\Users\<your account>\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail. I found that from this (should be the same in Windows 7).

How are you backing up this important data? You should be able to recover from that copy.

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Hello everyone: I had a HDD crash last week and I have been in the process of recovering and restoring. I did not lose anything as my backup seemed to work nicely but I have been piecing things back together. After reinstalling Windows Live Mail, I grabbed the contacts file off my backup and it restored. Hooray. Except the entries only show the contact's email address... all of the "names" are gone. I would have assumed that they would all be together in the same file. Does anyone know if there is another contacts file with the names and if I have to restore that as well? What's the best approach? Windows 7, Windows Live Mail 2012. Thanks.

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A crazy situation has occurred - my Windows Live Mail has lost contact with my two email accounts and their stores of messages. The message folders are still there in a "mail" folder but Windows Mail isn't accessing them. And neither messages NOR the two email accounts appear when I open the Live Mail prog. - it is just blank of content.

This has occurred because I was inadvertently running Skydrive on two computers, (one new just acquired), and backing up the same Live Mail folder simultaneously on both.

So Windows Mail seems to have done a lot of renaming of folders, and creating second, additional versions of folders. It looks like it renamed what may have been a "pop3.blueyonder.co.uk" folder for the main account's messages to "pop3.blueyo 6c8", which shows as just having been created today (when it is really years old) And it similarly renamed the other mail account's folder. Plus it created double versions of all the other main folders like Storage/ Your Feeds/ Outbox.

So a right mess.

I urgently need to reconnect Live Mail to its accounts and message folders for the sake of my business. How should I go about that?

(I't's easy enough to re-enter the accounts/account details - but I haven't done that yet, just in case I make the situation worse).

Please help.Many thanks.

A:Windows Mail has lost "contact" with my email accounts and folders!

P.S. I've got back the accounts. Hoping to restore order, I had deleted what appeared to be some surplus folders in my "mail folder" - including

1) 4 x folders called "blueyonder.9f1"/"..9f1.." etc which had empty "Inbox"/"Deleted" folders in them

2) 2 x other "pop3.blueyo folders" - also with empty folders.

So I restored these - and my accounts now register in Live Mail but with no old messages in them (though they're taking in new messages).

But I now have FOUR Livemail accounts instead of two. Two for

"pop3blueyonder.co.uk"/"pop3.blueyonder.co.uk"(1) AND another two for

"blueyonder. co.uk [mike].. and blueyonder.co.uk [rafe]

- the last two being created today in the doubling up.

Plus the "mail" folder now contains not just four but SIX "blueyonder"/"pop3blueyonder" folders!! (only two of them have the main sets of messages, of course)

Arrggh! What do I do?

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I can't export a Live Mail Contact Group for another person to Import without including every contact in my address book. I just want to export the contacts in a particular group.

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Hi all
Previously the  "Save Picture"  box would put a web generated title in the box and automatically selected JPEG.  Now the title box reads "untitled" and the only file options offered are "png" & "bmp" 

Please note that a similar post has appeared, but the solution did not match the fault.  I'm seeking to restore the automatic response to save picture, that might have been upset by antivirus clean-up programme.

Thank youin advance for considering my problem

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I have never been able to solve this, and it is really annoying. Anytime I open a folder with many file types, I'd like it to be grouped by "Type." However, "Type" is never displayed as an option in explorer, and I then have to select the "More" scroll down and choose "Type" then go through the "group by" process again. It's a lot of extra clicks, especially when I have to do this with lots of folders. How do I get "Type" to display in the "Group by" right click in explorer? Or better yet, how can I get folders to automatically display files grouped by type?

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For no apparent reason, the function "include in library" in Windows Explorer (right click on a folder to include it in a library) is not longer there. It used to be. But now when I right click on a folder in Windows Explorer, it's simply not there anymore. Does anybody know how to restore it?
Or alternatively: does anybody know how to add music files to Playlists in Windows Mediaplayer without having to use libraries (like in previous versions of Windows)?

A:"Include in library" option suddenly missing from Windows Explorer

Include in library - Add or Remove from Context Menu

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Since on this journey from Win 8 consumer preview to Win 8 retail preview   ..And no currently trying out Win 8 Pro...It verified if it was gonna give me back ( allowed to re-download ) the apps I was used/had in previous editions. The Store gives you
a selection of YOU APPS from previous versions of the OS preview of apps you installed and currently would want to reinstall. Various versions of the Consumer preview I installed 2 out the 4 times i installed the OS seen I had installed the app Comixology.
When the first time I installed Retail preview it didn't have it in my list nor was it listed in the store!  Same goes with Iheart Radio and Slacker Radio though numerous installments of the OS. Now trying out the Win 8 Pro 9200 version It showed I at
one point no matter what PC I used ( I own a few and bought a new one recently ) It showed at one point I installed Comixology. Yet it didn't show Iheart Radio or Slacker in my install list of old to reinstall nor was it even in the Store!!!!   \\\So
what the hell gives ?????   I mean If there was a SEARCH Option it would make it easier to track these Metro ( whatever they are calling it now -personally I think they should call it FRAMES as in Window Frames  :P  When you go on these
programs sites they only offer up Apple or Android app downloads and nothing mentioning of Metro or Win 8 -which is understandable due to not being released yet but still if the Store can't comply with... Read more

A:Why is there no "SEARCH OPTION" in the Windows Store? Apps missing be nice if I could find them !

You can search! Go to Windows Store, bring up the Charms menu (Win+C) and press Search.

You can also just start typing when you are on the start menu and then choose to search in the Store.Blogging about Windows for IT pros at

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in Windows 7 starter.

It was there until today. I tried system restore to no avail.

"Group by" appears when I swap to details view but I don't want that setting.

I always use the "list" setting for files in a folder.

It is greyed out in the View dropdown menu and also in the right click context menu.

What do you reckon?

Can't find a solution here or on google.

Hi all, I've used this excellent forum many times for help without sgning up in the past.

A:"Group By" Folder view option greyed out

Hello Willm, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What are your current "Arrange by" (in library), "View by", "Sort by", and "Group by" set as?

Are you able to use "View by" -> "List" using another option below instead?

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

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You might have noticed that the old 'Add Legacy Hardware' option seems to be missing. I tend to use this quite a bit whenever I need to add in a Loopback adapter or some piece of hardware that is not quite installing correctly. With that said, thankfully, you can still manually launch the 'Add Legacy Hardware' Control Panel applet by using hdwwiz.exe.http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/ ** https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Aaron.Tiensivu

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I went to create a new folder under documents and won't, then tried it elsewhere (desktop etc) and it shows me a shortcut to create a new folder, and wants me to browse to it. I don't know where to make it browse to, to even see if it works or not. Anyone know here?
Thanks, Linda

A:Windows 7 missing "Create New Folder" option

The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:


3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

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Even though the tutorial on this forum says there should be a custom option, I don't seem to have it.

Any thoughts on how can I bring it back?

P.S. Does anyone know what that "winrt--{***}-" folder is?

A:"Custom" option missing from "Search again in"

Anyone? Is it the same on your machines too, or just me?

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I have Windows 7 HP x64 (from two different DVDs) on both my PC and one of my laptops. On the PC I can select 'Group by' for a folder, when I right-click, in all folders. On the laptop though many folders have this option greyed out (though not all): for instance I like this option (by date) for the recent folder (C:\Users\Martin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent). OK on the PC, greyed out on the laptop.

Anyone know why? Thanks,


A:Folder "group by" option is greyed out

Anyone, please?

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I've noticed that I no longer have the Play To option for media files on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have 2 digital media renderers active on my network, a WDTV Live and an Xbox 360. Both of these devices are visible on the network from the Windows 8.1 machine.

On 4 other Windows 7 systems in my house the Play To option is there, and I used to have it on this 8.1 machine, too. I've tried restarting but the option is still missing.

A:"Play To" option missing in Windows 8.1

Have you figured this out? I'm trying to stream from my Windows 8.1 laptop to my new Rocki.

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Not loving the new situation here.
WLM 2011 is dragging its feet like a reluctant child! I have one hotmail account and one gmail account set up. When I click on a different folder to 'see' what's inside that mailbox, a little window pops up in centre screen saying ' Updating your changes' and 'to stop updating your email account, click cancel'.

My laptop is a pretty spec'd out gaming notebook from ASUS (G50V) so no RAM issues or general slowness ever normally occurs. It is definitely WLM. I have even disabled the extra level of virus scanning by AVG free edition to see if it was a conflict there. Nope.

2 Questions - 1> How do I troubleshoot this? 2> Is this worth troubleshooting or should I just move to thunderbird or another simple email client. I have Office 2007 (which comes with the full Outlook) but I disliked this even more than the current version (at the time) of WLM, so have uninstalled it. Too much stuff on the screen - I want it simple and clean. Lookswise, WLM is just fine! But damn.... SOOOOO slow.

Help and any clever sarcasm welcome

A:Windows live mail 2011 "updating your changes" constantly... grrr

I have read many similar comments, and have had the same thoughts in my mind. Not happy with the new Live Mail
Here is a list of some of the good ones. I like Thunderbird.
I do not think its worth the trouble to fix what you have
Top 12 Free Email Programs for Windows - About Email

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Hello all,

I'm working an issue for a client that's very odd.

At first they were unable to receive mail in Windows Live Mail (2011). It was giving a generic "server time out" error which indicated to me a corrupt or stuck message.

For me step 1 is always un-install norton (which I did)

Afterward I accessed their account via web-mail and cleared out all the new messages; the error persisted.

So, I rebuilt the account. During the process of re-downloading all 17,600 messages (since they had marked to leave all on the server) I discovered and cleared 2 corrupted messages (1 at the top of the box and one at the bottom in the very old mail).

So, all mail was received and they were sending and receiving with no trouble.

I installed AVG and returned their computer.

Two days later they call very upset that system performance had come to a crawl since I worked on thier machine.

Turns out the system is performing just fine; its only the email that is slowed down everything else seems fine.

So the new problem:

Windows Live Mail freezes for exactly 49 seconds after you hit reply the first time you hit reply in that session. Every subsequent time it opens immediately with no lag.

In investigating this issue I found perhaps the underlying cause. When I go into the options and click on the "Spelling" tab it complexly locks up WLM and I have to end process on it to get out of it.

Here's what I've done to try and repair it:
1. Ran a windows live repair all pro... Read more

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Can someone explain why the "blocked sender/domain list" facility does not work please? I have blocked the same senders both with the blocked senders as well as the blocked domain lists in WLM so many times, & they just keep coming back? I also have Mailwasher ,use it all the time, but the "bounce /blacklist"' facility does not work there either ? Is it just my PC or does anyone else have this problem too?
When I delete all those blacklisted senders in MW, & WLM opens, almost every time I get a list of senders in my "junk mail" folder that never listed/displayed in Mailwasher when I was selecting the ones I wanted.
How can I reject what I don't want and have them stay rejected?

A:Windows Live mail "blocked senders/domains" does not work?

Hi bukti, are you using WLM signed-in?

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I have been using Windows Live Mail, along with Live Messenger, for quite some time. I loved it, because even though it wasn't the fastest of applications, it simply worked. I have Windows 7 Home Premium

Now, for absolutely no reason I can point out (I did start using Visual Styles, but I can't see the connection), it won't connect anymore. Basically on the bottom left corner it displays "Connecting...". That's it, it doesn't ever connect at all. I can't send or receive e-mails. When that window with the tasks show up, the bar that is supposed to indicate progress doesn't do anything. And my CPU usage is insane, I have a desktop mini-app to monitor the performance and I never have it that high. Not even when WLM worked fine did it ever reach that high.

I started using Mozilla Thunderbird, but it sucks just slightly less than WLM. I can see my e-mails, but I can't properly download documents, at least powerpoints. I'm working on a presentation, and tried downloading it, and it said the file was corrupt and couldn't be repaired. I have to open the file, then save it, like a god damn animal.

I have a feeling someone is going to ask me something about my anti-virus... So yeah I tried disabling avast! and Zonealarm's firewall and WLM is still counting to potato.

A:Windows Live Mail forever "Connecting..." CPU usage shoots up

So no one can help me?

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This is actually a 'sticky', not a request for help. I provide computer tech support to about a dozen families. One of them recently told me that they could no longer send or receive e-mails. Their e-mail client is Windows Live Mail 9 ("WLM9", which is also the version I use). I had encountered the same problem about a week ago (9/21/13) after installing a Win 7 update. After the update, when WLM9 was opened, I would get TWO popup messages saying I was working offline and did I want to go online. Clicked 'yes'. Message repeats. Clicked 'yes' again. WLM9 is still offline, and going to Files and trying to uncheck "Work offline" did not work; it was permanently locked into working offline.

It occurred to me that I had just run a Win 7 update. So I did a system restore back to 9/15 (well before the 9/21 update). Voila! WLM9 then worked online. So I hid the 9/21 "critical" update so it would not show up and would therefore not be installed. WLM9 has continued to work perfectly ever since.

I did essentially the same thing with the Win 7 computer I support, and WLM9 is now working again.

Now, a short explanation: Why am I (and my clients) still using WLM9 instead of updating to WLM12? Two main reasons:

WLM12 has fewer (not more) features than WLM9. One member of the family I mentioned supporting had a stroke and is sight impaired. She needs to create e-mails with a yellow background and an 18-pt. font. WLM12 does not ha... Read more

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I'm using the current version of Windows Live Mail, which will not allow the user to print only a "selection" of an email message. The user is only allowed to print the entire message or selected pages.

The prior version of Windows Live Mail (2009) did include this feature.

Why has this feature been deleted from the current version?

It is not an efficient use of the user's time to have to highlight and paste a selection of an email into another program in order to print only the selection desired. Alternately, it is wasteful of paper to have to print an entire email message when only a selection from it is needed.

I cannot fathom why Microsoft removed this essential feature from Windows Live Mail.

Please, please, please put it back!

A:Windows Live Mail won't let user print only a "selection"

Keep dreaming

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Running Windows Live Mail 2012 on a Win7 64bit PC.
I am trying to find a way or registry hack to remove/hide the "search for a message" box that appears just below the ribbon in Windows Live Mail 2012. Any assistance appreciated. Thank you.

A:Remove the "search for a message" box in windows live mail

Hello and welcome thread mate probably a daft question but why remove it?? I use it all the time with the amount of mails I have and it takes up such little space.

Having said that I would hazard a guess that apart from mucking around in the registry (fraught with horrible consequences) I can see no way of doing what you want to do.
If you do want to go that route I would suggest doing this at the earliest opportunity. I always do this after each and every install in two locations for safety sake.
Registry - Backup and Restore

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When creating a new message how do I move the "From" box to the left of the screen so that it lies directly below the "To" box (as used to be the case with Outlook Express)? At the moment the "From" box is located at the far right of the screen. As I have a 16x9 screen and a number of email addresses it is far too easy to press the Send button before realising that I have the wrong address in the "From" box. Yes, I know that I should be prefect and carefully check first, but it is simply too easy to make a mistake. There must be some way of moving the "From" box back to a more sensible position.

A:Moving the "From" box to the left of the screen in Windows Live Mail

i don't think you can, unless you're into hacking program files.

i'm afraid you'll just have to get used to it.

i really don't like where the paste button is, i keep on 'thinking' it's send.

being philosophical, things change and we ought to change along with them to some extent, i suppose.

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I have a problem using Windows Live Mail, downloaded and installed separately. As others have described, it is possible to launch WINMAIL (using wlmail.exe) and despite NOT entering a password, the program opens AND displays current emails. This surely is not right. I have cleared all cookies and made sure I have not saved this password anywhere. IF I go to www.hotmail.com and login I can see my emails. I logout. I go to Live Mail using the wlmail.exe shortcut on my desktop. I enter NO password and again I access my email...

And on a separate issue with Windows Live Mail, I use it to browse newsgroups, but for the life of me I cannot see how to download additional headers. For example, I subscribe to a Springsteen newsgroup. It displays 584 headers and tells me there are an additional 3500 for download, BUT I CAN'T SEE how to "force" an additonal download of any of these further topics.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Windows Live Mail for NEWSGROUPS and Login "problem"


I have a lot of experience with newsgroups, but I used Windows Mail for only a month or so last spring and don't recall its details.

Newsreaders often have a setting that can limit the number of headers to be downloaded. All I can suggest is to pull down every menu you see and look it for anything that remotely looks like that choice.

Have you tried unsubscribing from the Springsteen group and then resubscribing?

For what it's worth, I have switched to Thunderbird for email and newsgroups and am not having any issues on Windows 7.

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The system is running Windows Live Mail 2011 on operating system Windows 7. Every time I close Live Mail I get the following message: "Windows Live Mail stopped working" and then I get either "Close Program" or "Restart Program"

A:message "windows live mail stopped working"

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, did this happen after a windows update?

Does it open okay, and just has this problem on closing?



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When trying to start Windows Live Mail I get an error message stating "Windows Live Mail could not be started. Closing Windows Live Mail. Your calendar contains corrupted data that is forcing WLM to close".

The error number is 0800010105.

I have researched this on the internet and found numerous possible solutions and have tried all of them with no luck in solving the problem. So far I have tried:
1. Uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Live Mail.
2. Running repair on Windows Live Mail.
3. Checking the date and time and unchecking the box to adjust for daylight savings time.
4. Deleting the Calendar folder under the Windows Live Mail folder.
5. Deleting my Hotmail Calender on the web and creating a new calendar.
6. Creating a new user account and running Windows Live Mail under that account (same result).
7. Resetting Internet Explorer to the default settings.

I am including the WindowsLiveMail.log file as follows:

* Log opened: 2011-11-04T19:31:26Z
* Windows Live Mail 15.4.3538.0513
[15:31:32.63] 269c Calendar: Chk ERROR: (wcdatastore.cpp:222), failed with 0x80010105
[15:31:32.63] 269c Calendar: Chk ERROR: (wcdatastore.cpp:81), failed with 0x80010105
[15:31:32.63] 269c Mail: Zone_MailChk ERROR: (calplatformmanager.cpp:1014), failed with 0x80010105
[15:31:32.63] 269c ... Read more

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Three times in the last 24 hours this warning has opened on my Desktop, after I have just closed Windows Live Mail [WLM] . After the warning disappears from the Desktop, WLM opens yet again.

Naturally I've allowed the issue to be reported to MS and sent the information, but I note that there is also a File that describes the event, in this case:


Is there any way that I may attempt to either fix or resolve this issue myself? For starters, I haven't a clue about how I access the quoted File, and if I did, I don't know what to do with it anyway.

Or is this yet another of those situations where you just grin and bear it until MS come up with something to resolve the issue? Hope not 'cos it's mildly annoying...

A:"Windows Live Mail has stopped working" - Files describe event; Fix?

1) Ignore error message.
2) Do a "repair" of Windows Live Essentials via Programs and Features
3) Use the Disk Cleanup utility
3) Use sfc /scannow via the command prompt window.

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My e-mail client is Windows Live Mail Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.0206).

I've used various versions of this software for several years. I use it only to handle e-mail from four different hotmail.com e-mail accounts.

I have set the following safety options:

(1) Safe List Only

(2) Report junk e-mail to Microsoft and its partners

(3) Bounce the blocked messages back to the sender (when I click the "Delete and block" link on messages)

(4) If the e-mail is a mailing list, unsubscribe me from the mailing list (when I click the "Delete and block" link on messages)

My PC is a TOSHIBA laptop (P100-ST9612) running MS Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 3, current with all critical updates. Intel Duo-Core CPU T2600 at 2.16GHz and 3GB RAM recognized out of 4GB RAM installed.

**** MY ISSUE ****

When I click the "Delete and block" link on an e-mail message, no e-mail address is added to the Blocked Senders list.

The Blocked Senders list remains empty.

I've discovered that I can manually add senders' e-mail addresses to the Blocked Senders list using the following menu selections.

Actions > Junk e-mail > Add sender to blocked senders list


Security wipe of hard drive, followed by restoring known-good baseline image via Linux boot disk and drive-image software

Updating everything recommended from the Windows Update web site

Reinstalling... Read more

A:Windows Live Mail "Delete and block" Feature Seemingly Broken

Perhaps, this issue is a function of Microsoft's hotmail.com service versus a glitch in the Windows Live Mail software.

The "Delete and block" link has added e-mail addresses to the Blocked Senders list in the distant past.

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Inbox empty in Windows Live Mail after message saying "a view has been applied"

I have not changed any settings and was trying to select some emails and thought I had touched rl and A to select all and the above message came up and the inbox is empty.

All other folders are ok and I can still see emails in "quick views" but not in the normal place. How can I undo this "view applied?"


A:Inbox empty in Windows Live Mail after message saying "a view has been applied"

To change the View settings in your mail client, please follow the steps below:

Open Windows Live Mail.
Click on View tab then New view.
Make sure that Show all messages is checked then click Apply view.
Choose All of my folders.
Click OK.
Click to expand...


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I've got a long list of Blocked Sender list and I cannot seem to find a way to export it from Hotmail and import it into the Windows Live Mail (Beta) or Windows Vista Mail?

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I never ever had this issue with Outlook Express. Suddenly, after I tried to delete some messages, I get the above error. I tried to move the messages to my deleted folder, nothing. I tried to move the store folder to another directory, nothing. I even uninstalled and uinstalled Windows Live, same thing. No success.

Any ideas? Workarounds?

A:Windows Live Mail: "Unexpected Error" - Unable to delete some messages

Hi Sammy, are all messages in your inbox fully downloaded ?

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Which version of Windows Live Mail are you using ?
Version 2011 (15.4.3508.1109)

Operating System version :
Windows Vista SP2

Enter the exact error that you are experiencing :
"windows live mail has stopped working"

Additional Details
When I close windows live mail it will give me a message that says " windows live mail has stopped working and is looking for a solution " then it will say it is restarting and will do this loop until I have clicked cancel on both boxes before window to restart opens. It has done this with the album viewer too but the last time I unistalled Essentials 2011 and reinstalled it. I only installed the writer and Live mail. Then after that I uninstalled evrything and did a clean install but still did not resolve issue.

A:"windows live mail has stopped working"

why have you posted an exact duplicate of your post from February 2011

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Windows XP Home SP3
Firefox 1.5
Verizon DSL

Since the advent of Windows Live Mail as my default mail handler, there is apparently no need for me to visit my now obsolete Outlook Express (since one or two of the email accounts, which are "free" according to the error popup, cannot be accessed anyway).

So, any reason I should keep it and not remove it from my system?
Could removing it do any potential harm or damage to Windows XP, IE or Live Mail itself?

I have had ALL my Folders transferred to Live Mail so, I don't think by removing it I'd be losing anything of value.

Thank you,

A:Solved: Now that Windows Live Mail has "taken over" is there any need for Outlook Exp

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All the info I have read on line talks about clicking the 'block andd delete' button. I don't have one! Can someone tell me where it is?

A:Windows Live Mail "Block and Delete"

Quote: Originally Posted by hornplayer

All the info I have read on line talks about clicking the 'block andd delete' button. I don't have one! Can someone tell me where it is?

I think you have to wait until you get a piece of junk email that was put in to the Junk email folder automatically by WLM. Then open it and choose that option which appears at the top.

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The Title says it all - that is what I get as a message everytime I try to open the Eail Program now. NOTHING happens when I chose "find a solution on line". The following is a copy of their description of what is causing this:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: wlmail.exe
Application Version: 14.0.8117.416
Application Timestamp: 4bc9368e
Fault Module Name: unknown
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: d2f9614e
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
LCID: 1033

PLEASE help me F you can or steer me to where I need to go to get his fixed = I have another 'puter to get your responses!

TKS michael

A:"Windows Live Mail has Stopped Working"

Hi Michael,

Please take a look at this solution, and let me know if it works for you: Windows Live Mail Has Stopped Working | Windows Certified - A place of IT News and a helpful windows community Forum.


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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I like to group the hard drives by type in the computer folder. However if I check that, some of my other folders will have the same setting which groups all the files in those folders by type. It makes them look very messy. I don't want my files grouped especially when I have a lot of different types in a folder. Is there a way to group just the hard drives but not other files? How come some folders stay the same while others are grouped like the computer folder? (They all have different types of files and the files are all shown in large icons) Thanks!

A:"Group by" option in folders...

Quote: Originally Posted by dollrose

I like to group the hard drives by type in the computer folder. However if I check that, some of my other folders will have the same setting which groups all the files in those folders by type. It makes them look very messy. I don't want my files grouped especially when I have a lot of different types in a folder. Is there a way to group just the hard drives but not other files? How come some folders stay the same while others are grouped like the computer folder? (They all have different types of files and the files are all shown in large icons) Thanks!

Try this:Open the folder you want to customize
Right-click an unused area of the folder view that contains no icon, then select "Customize this folder..."
In the "Optimize this folder for" dropdown box, select the kind of view you want ("General Item", "Documents", "Pictures", "Music" or "Videos")
Click the "Also apply this template to all subfolders" checkbox to add a checkmark
Click "OK"
Set your icon view style, sort and grouping options by right-clicking an unused area of the folder, and selecting the "View", "Sort By" and "Group By" options
Click "Organize", then select "Folder and search options"
Click the "View" tab
Click "Apply to Folders", then click "Yes" to the promp... Read more

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I have set up an email for my business, I was told to use my ISP email account as my outgoing server. However, now all my emails show they are coming from my ISP address, not my business mail. How do I change this?

A:Windows Live Mail "from" address

Welcome to the Forum

Reply to. Put the address here.

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What is the Windows 7 Live Mail "FEEDS" link. There's an assortment of stuff that gets in that folder that is useless to me. I then have to go though the trouble of deleting them all. Is there a way to make that folder inactive? Thank you. Hal.

A:"Feeds" in Windows 7 Live Mail

Those are RSS feeds, you can unsubscribe from them to quit getting updates.

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Using WLM with Comcast account. Followed instruction to export mail/contacts. Click on contacts in WLM, then export. Account and Mail are the only options shown... no contacts..csv..etc?


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Assume I have read a message to which I wish to either post a question or ask for information from the author od the message (whose e-mail address is at the end of the message. I click on the his e-mail address and I get taken to the screen shown in the image attached.

Please note that "Windows Live Mail" is NOT listed as one of the alternatives. Is there a means whereby I can either add Windows Live Mail to the list or to change what happens when I click on the author's e-mail address so that I am taken to Windows Live mail rather than this list of potential e-mail programs?


A:Adding "Windows Live Mail" to Windows 8.1 List of programs

Hello David,

That is a list of email providers that you have an email account with. "Windows Live Mail" is the name of an email client program, and not an email account provider.

What's the last part of your email address after the @ sign? This would be your email account provider.

The tutorial below can help give you more help on this for now.

Mail App - Add an Account in Windows 8.1

Hope this helps for now,

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Hi all
after reinstate windows mail into 2 machine (all works fine now )
i noticed in one machine that windows mail is absent from "open with" window,
even though it is present in default program->associate file types or protocol....
How can i fix that?
i think its a registry key but its only a guess
*windows mail is default mail
i really want to avoid reinstate windows mail again...

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I'm running Win 7 with Windows Live Mail and when i open my link from my mail it opens behind my Live mail. How do i stop my WLM from being "Always on Top". It never did this until i moved my computer from one part of my room to the other. (coincidence maybe?). Help would be appreciated.

A:Windows Live Mail "Always on Top"

this has appeared to fix that type of issue
Programs and Features>
Windows Live Essentials>
click the repair button at the top of the window. >
In the next window that pops up choose "repair".
Essentials will be repaired, including Mail.

see if this helps

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I'm running Win 7 and when i open a link on my email, it opens behind Live mail. How is possible that my link (mail) can be on top instead of the email? It just started doing thiswhen i moved my computer from one place to another in my room. There is no "Always on Top" check box for Live mail anywhere is there? Any help would be appreciated.

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Second time I've tried to post this. First try disappeared.
I have a big, fast 1 1/2 year old HP with a SB Live 5.1 upgrade. I use the "WHAT YOU HEAR " recording option all the time, but recently the check mark frequently disappears and nothing is recorded. I use two different programs to record; ABSOLUTE MP3 RECORDER and ROSOFT AUDIO RECORDER (registered version.) I have reinstalled the software to no avail. Any answers to my problem would be appreciated.

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