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    Windows Live Mail

    My WLM account suddenly started acting strangely. It took long times to connect to send and receive email at various times. Then about 3 weeks ago it was delivering messages anywhere from 3-8 days late. I think it may somehow have become corrupted. I went on MS and also googled the problem but can find no assistance. It seems MS is now onto some other email program and there is nothing available for WLM.

    I don't recall anything that might have caused this. I use Win7 SP1 64bit; IE 9; Earthlink is my ISP & Office 2010 32bit. I'm guessing I'd have to uninstall & reinstall WLM but not sure how to do it or if I'd lose all my exisiting emails & contacts. They are not backed up & am not sure how to do that either.

    Any help or thoughts much appreciated. Maybe I just need to go to gmail but want to get contacts & emails into that as well??

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    You just have the client right, not an MS email service account too?

    Have a look back in this thread, there might be something in there that can help;
    Windows Live Mail folders

    Setup an email account in Windows Live Mail (POP3 or IMAP)
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    WLM is part of Windows Essentials. Download Windows Essentials and choose which portions to installed. My wife and I have chosen to install WLM, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, but none of the others parts of the suite.

    Uninstall WLM and download and install the newest version and see if this helps.
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    Hi hello262, read these before doing anything. Mail Tips.docx and Never Lose Emails.docx
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    thanks I'll check these out.

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    if I uninstall WLM will I lose my contacts & emails in inbox/sent/etc.

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    thanks I'll also look at these

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello262 View Post
    if I uninstall WLM will I lose my contacts & emails in inbox/sent/etc.
    Not if you set it up as in my attachments.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello262 View Post
    if I uninstall WLM will I lose my contacts & emails in inbox/sent/etc.

    I need help to uninstall WLM. It isn't listed in the Control Panel as currently installed. I want to get totally rid of it. Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attaflo View Post
    I need help to uninstall WLM. It isn't listed in the Control Panel as currently installed. I want to get totally rid of it. Thanks for any help.
    Its listed as Windows Essentials 2012. Its a part of that package of applications.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Its listed as Windows Essentials 2012. Its a part of that package of applications.

    Jerry
    Thank you Jerry. Mission accomplished.

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