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    Windows Mail loses its connection?

    If I start up Windows Mail, and it runs fine and retrieves the mail, then why, ten minutes later, would it not be able to connect. If I close it and reopen it, it then runs fine.

    Huh?

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    Many apps, don'y know if Windows Mail is one, shut themselves down after a period of inactivity. I use Windows Live Mail (Windows Mail was a component of Vista and has been replace by WLM) but whenever I finish reading my mail or doing what I need I manually shut it down. I don't like things running in the background when I'm doing something else. The apps use CPU cycles and RAM (system resources) that I prefer using for other things, rather than sitting there waiting (hoping) for some other input or action. No Thanks, I wish to keep my system quick. Get a few of these apps going and your PC will start to slow down. That's why we always say to check and pare down apps that start with windows that are unnessesary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    If I start up Windows Mail, and it runs fine and retrieves the mail, then why, ten minutes later, would it not be able to connect. If I close it and reopen it, it then runs fine.
    What OS? Is it up-to-date with patches?

    Are you running Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail? What version?

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    You may be right Ted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    What OS? Is it up-to-date with patches?

    Are you running Windows Mail or Windows Live Mail? What version?

    Joe
    Joe,

    Yes, my O/s (Windows 7 Ult) is all up to date. And the Mail is Windows Mail, not WLM. This is new, as of yesterday or so...

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    Chuck, Do you have 32 Bit or 64 Bit Win 7. See this post by DrWho at lockergnome about WinMail and Win 7.

    Another post in Windows Seven Forums also discusses using Windows Mail in Win 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Chuck, Do you have 32 Bit or 64 Bit Win 7. See this post by DrWho at lockergnome about WinMail and Win 7.

    Another post in Windows Seven Forums also discusses using Windows Mail in Win 7.
    Ted, yea, I not only got it re-active, but also was able (via net help) making it the default client. And it was working fine...

    But then, starting this morning: now if it sits - it just did, from the time I [just] got notice of your post, to just now, and when I went back and tried again to "get and receive" it errors out, saying "check the errors" -- but the errors tab is blank.

    Then, if I exit out and then restart (WM) it works fine.

    I tried deletin the account and recreating it, but that didn't seem to help either.

    I know, I know, why not use Windows Live ail...?

    Well, first, that doesn't tell me what's wrong; secondly, you can't have stationery in WLM, and thirdly it has problems with embedded sounds etc.

    Looks like MS is reverting to a bare bones approach -- unless of course one uses Outlook -- which I do, but I like having a "plain" e-mail client available...


    It bugs me the most because it was just fine, and then, "out of the clear blue sky..."


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    What's wrong is Windows Mail is not supported on Windows 7. It may or may not work. Could be something in the latest monthly patches. Could be something else you changed.

    Joe

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    Chuck, I use WLM and believe it's very similar to WM and has an easy to use UI. It's also supported by MS. I don't feel I need all the features of Outlook (I have the 2010 version available) so WLM is just the ticket. There were a few annoyances with Thunderbird, possibly because I was accustomed to WLM so I just uninstalled it.
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    Yea guys... it most probably is something that got jinxed in the IE9 upgrade... ah me...

    OK well, thanks.

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