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Mail problem

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    Mail problem


    I upgraded from 7 to 8, all seemed to go well.
    I did not like the look of Mail so I downloaded windows live mail. It worked fine.
    Windows 8 had some updates.
    Live mail started to Freeze, it said mail was there but did not show any.
    Left it for ages, tried re-syncing, still freezes.
    Un-installed live mail.
    Created other accounts on MAIL.

    My problem is I like to have important emails like copies of orders on my computer not the cloud.I can't see how I can : -
    a) set up local folders.
    b) recover my old local folders.

    Help please


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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    i use win live mail ,with 5 email accts 3 microsft accts and 2 from my isp ,been using it since aug 2012 with out much trouble ,for a few days earlier this week some of my mail when i click on it to open all came up blank, but i just closed it and opened it a second time and they worked ,i think uninstalling it might have been over kill .,did you try reinstall live mail and setup the accts again to see what happens

    i use my isp email address for important email and microsoft [ and ]for use when i need to input an email acct on line
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    Hi Stewart, you can not create a folder in windows mail but there's a solution in this link ( 2nd post);
    How do I add, delete, or rename folders in Mail? - Microsoft Community
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    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    same here, I have been using WLM since 2011. I have 5 accounts on it, the only problem I am having is from upgrading from 2011-2012 like the post I made in here already about it. I will not repeat it, so just find my post about the bug in 2012
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    Solved thanks to Robinb9 Thanks to her.

    Un-install does not do a complete job!

    You need to do other clean up activities. See other posts.

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    May be I spoke too soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It worked fine yesterday.

    It appeared to work this morning.

    Now one of my pop accounts has got itself stuck downloading a message.

    It gets the number of mails to download correct. but seems to just lock up on the downloading the first email.

    I have be on to the pop mail directly and checked no big files. left it for an hour, still stuck stopped it deleted some of the mails on the direct access in case it was one bad email.

    Switched it off came back tried again still the same.

    Other accounts work this one pop account gets stuck but works when I access it direct.???

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

    make sure you have all the settings correctly for that pop account that is not working. For comcast if you do not have port 587 for smtp mail will not go out, if you do not have "needs authentication" or username and password, you will not get mail, so check and make sure that is not the problem
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    Working fine now. Not sure what changed
    two days ok and loving being back on it.

    Major problems on Media pack install fixed now, I will post an info on another part of the forum
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