Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows Live Mail sends fine but does not receive

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    8.1 x64

    Windows Live Mail sends fine but does not receive

    Suddenly WLM sends find but does not receive anything. I've made no changes. If I use a browser the email is received, but not in WLM. I'm using Windows 8.1 x64.

    MS suggests that it's corrupt, but of course can't help me unless I pay them. I have tried to repair the installation but that doesn't work either.

    Ok, never mind. It finally started working again. here's what I did: on the General tab of properties, I unchecked "include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing" closed WLM, THEN I did repair the installation, then I restarted WLM, checked the box and it finally worked.
    Last edited by getyerkix; 04 May 2015 at 20:45. Reason: additional information

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    8.1 x64

    This is now unsolved, I just can't get it to stay working. I've tried uninstalling it, cleaning the registry with c cleaner which apparently didn't work and re-installed and it worked at first but it won't stay working. I guess I give up, or only use it to send emails when I need it. That's really what I need it to do because the web version of my email won't let me insert pictures into the email body, only as attachments. So I guess I'll only use it for that, unless somebody knows a real fix for this?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    What Mail Service provider do you have ?
    If you can send but not receive then there is some problem with mail incoming port. Depend on Who the service provider is. Different port is used.

    For Yahoo, the incoming port is 995
    For Gmail, the incoming port is 993

    For MS such as Hotmail, Outlook is setup for you automaticcally and use: HTTP server.

    If you use any other Mail Service provider, you'd need to find out from them what port # to use.

    In addtion,
    1. Make sure your Windows Firewall as shown below:
      Click image for larger version
    2. Check for the latest firmware in your router
    3. Power cycle your router (unplug the power cord, wait for 5 minutes then plug back in)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Live Mail sends fine but does not receive
Related Threads
I have W8.1 n I can receive mail, but I cannot send any mail this happened after downloading the new updates Why? Oue local Postmaster rejects it Why? JP
I have recently purchased an ACER aspire V5 with windows 8 preloaded. Nice machine, nice touchscreen etc and getting to know it. Instructions are terrible - hence; I entered my email address as and everything worked, but there is no facility to cut and paste, create new mail folders/...
When I send an e TO myself with BCC to a list of recipients my copy of the Sent Mail doesn't show the BCC list? Until recently I used to receive two copies of Sent Mail, the one not showing the BCC list the other showing the BCC list. Any advice please?
Hey y'all, Anyone know of a way to get a confirmation notice for sent mail in Windows Live Mail?
My current email provider is shutting down after 15-odd years in the business. I've changed my Microsoft account ID, removing the old email address ( and creating a new one ( - the .no suffix refers to Norway where I'm living for the moment). Now I want to configure Outlook 2007...
hi forum about how long should windows live mail take to download emails its been over 3 hours now i know all the server details are correct as i checked them a few times and it says it is downloading emails about how long should it take before i cancel let me know anyone i am with optus in...
I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 pro. Now my windows mail won't send or receive emails. I have deleted my email accounts and have started from scratch but no luck. I have also rang my email provider and the reset my password, reset my i.p and they didn't have any luck also. Can anyone help??
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook