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Windows 8 Mail doesn't always get mail

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Mail doesn't always get mail


    My new computer has Windows 8 and while the Mail app seems to work ok for a while, it eventually stops receiving and sending email (the problem might be related to periods after it restarts from 'sleep'). There are no error messages when it quits and works after I re-boot the computer (for a while).

    Also, would appreciate any tips for migrating user contacts from Vista/Windows Mail.

    Any tips for either problem would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    PS. I use Sympatico.ca which is a POP3 account.

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    I had the same issue with mine, so I installed Office 2013 and I'm using Outlook 2013. It's much more reliable than Windows Mail and it works better for me. I never was able to find out what was wrong with Windows Mail.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I had the same issue with mine, so I installed Office 2013 and I'm using Outlook 2013. It's much more reliable than Windows Mail and it works better for me. I never was able to find out what was wrong with Windows Mail.
    Thanks, I'll try that.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by washind View Post
    Also, would appreciate any tips for migrating user contacts from Vista/Windows Mail.

    Any tips for either problem would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    PS. I use Sympatico.ca which is a POP3 account.
    I used the tutorial on this site and activated Vista/Windows mail.........Winmail.exe, and am happy again.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Case closed! I couldn't buy Office 2013 (I have 2010) in Canada and Outlook was going to cost me an extra $179. I also couldn't face fiddling with registry so installed Mozilla Thunderbird - which seems to work great. I was even able to import my old contacts without too much trouble.

    Now, if I could only get my Samsung monitor to wake up!

    Ps. Windows 8 is like a blind date - I'm still trying to figure her out and not sure it'll work out.
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Windows 8 Mail doesn't always get mail
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