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Purpose of 'Outbox' in 'Mail'

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    If you mean me to right click on the 'Mail' app on the 'Start screen', I don't have a 'Sync' icon at the bottom at all, If you mean click on the 'Sync' icon with the 'Mail' folder opened, no it does not send a message I typed. When I clicked on the 'Send' icon the message went into the 'Outbox', I waited a few seconds & it then transferred to 'Drafts', it is now sitting in there, apparently asleep.
    This might be a user related issue...

    I will try to explain it one more time, this time very simple. If it is still too complicated, please let me know:

    1. Open (launch) the Windows Mail App by clicking its tile (icon) on Start Screen. Please understand your Mail App Tile might look different than that in my screenshot:

    Click image for larger version

    (Also notice that even the text in screenshot says Click Here, you should not click the screenshot itself in this post but a similar tile on your Start Screen.)

    2. When Mail App has opened, right click (press the right mouse button once) to open Settings context menu, click Sync:

    Click image for larger version

    (Notice that your actual mail messages and page layout might differ from that pictured in my screenshot.)

    Now check if the messages from Outbox are sent.


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    Hi kari, Yes, I figured that's what you meant. However, clicking on the Sync icon didn't do anything visibly. But what I learnt from another email post is that I hadn't updated my Mail app since I bought this notebook in Jan. I updated & everything seems to work ok now. I also updated all the other apps that needed it.
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