Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

mail by microsoft frustration

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    mail by microsoft frustration

    I like the Windows 8 mail by microsoft app but it has one quirk that is driving me crazy. Maybe I've missed a simple setting to get it to stop.

    When I'm reading my mail it will refresh every few minutes. My inbox list disappears, the little circle twirls and when the list comes back I'm back at the top with the most recently received email highlighted. I have to scroll back to the email I was reading and hope I get it read before another refresh.

    I have the account set to check for mail every 30 minutes. Email notifications is turned off. Any suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    it seems the mail app has some bugs in it, why don't you download and install Windows Live Essentials 2012, through Internet Explorer, pick Windows Live Mail 2012 only unless you want the photo gallery which happens to be a nice app too, it works much better than the mail app and you can also back it up if something goes wrong. Look in the tutorial section in here and you will find the tutorial for Backing up Windows live mail.
    Believe me you will be less frustrated
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Thanks for the advice. I'll take a look at it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

mail by microsoft frustration

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
ARGH!! (Venting Frustration, No Reply Needed)
My current problems may have started last week, when my antivirus program (AVG) notified me of something that it considered suspicious behavior - something that was being attempted by a file at C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\X64\3\OLD\1\PRINTCONFIG.DLL, and asked me what to do about it. The two...
General Support
How do I use Windows 8.1 mail without a Microsoft Account.
Hi. I am thinking about a system with Windows 8.1 Pro and would like to use 8.1 Mail without a MS Account. Is this possible? TIA, Compumind :)
Browsers & Mail
Search frustration
Hello, I used to be able to do a search and it would stay up as I checked each document to see if that was what I was looking for. Now when I do a search and click a document that comes up, the search disappears and I have to start all over again each time. This is frustrating because I often go...
General Support
Volume Mixer Frustration
I have a Qosmio X870-BT3G23 laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. When playing a game, I noticed sound volume got quiet. When I alt-tabbed out of game, I noticed volume mixer sliders were not all set the same. I moved them all up to match main Speaker level, but it is frustrating to keep setting them...
Sound & Audio
Time and date frustration
Sorry, guys, it's me again with my noddy questions. Our new Windows 8 laptop has an irritating habit of allowing a big rectangular time and date box to pop up in the middle of doing something totally different. OK, it could be us accidentally doing something untoward on the touchpad, which...
Performance & Maintenance
Time & date frustration ...
Installation & Setup
Mail app thinks my G-mail account is my Microsoft account
I can only guess that the Account.equals() method in Windows' codebase looks like this: { return this.emailAddress == account.emailAddress; } A while back, I realized I no longer needed my Hotmail address, and set up my Microsoft account to use my G-mail address. This simplified things...
Browsers & Mail

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook