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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Windows Live Mail


    How do I manually make Live Mail check for new messages?

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  2. #2


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Run the program. or > Pin it to the taskbar or start screen to run manually. (or run from apps area)

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    Or, if you want it to check automatically ... Start the program > then file > options > mail

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Thank you but that does not really help me. I should have explained myself more clearly. With Live Mail open, how do I make it check for new messages whenever I feel like doing so? I cannot find any button that allows me to "Get Mail"

    My Live mail screen is nothing like the one you show here and I do not have File>Options>Mail on my menu bar. I have the File button but not the other two.
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    Mdmd's screen is found here:
    1. First, have you got your top menu bar UNminimised. - Right click the top white bar and, if there is no "tick" in the box, click "Minimize the ribbon"
    2. Click "File" on the left of the Menu bar.
    3. Click "Options" and then, Over on the right of the drop down, click "Mail"

    Select the "General" tab and you will see MDMD's picture, with the option.

    But, to generally check, whenever you open the mail program, there is an item on the top menu, which you should now see, "Send/Receive messages". Click the small arrow and select your option.
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I am using WLM 2012 and its in the Home tab. Click Send/Recieve

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    Jim
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Thank you Jim, I was using WLM 2009 hence the difference. I am now using WLM 2012 and, would you believe it? there it is just as you said.
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  7. #7


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    Thank you Jim, I was using WLM 2009 hence the difference. I am now using WLM 2012 and, would you believe it? there it is just as you said.
    Its been a while but I think in WLM 2009 the button was called Sync.

    Jim
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