Edited by Queen-Evie, 11 February 2016 - 01:07 AM.
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:58 PM
Migrate to another email client application. Windows Live Mail is a joke. A long time ago Microsoft bought an email application from another company and named it" Outlook Express." Many people have been confused by the fact that Outlook Express never had nothing to do with real Outlook, which is part of Office. Outlook Express is now part of the Windows Live application suite, which exists for no reason other than the fact that it still has a user community. I've been told that Outlook Express and Publisher are both "punishment" products for programmers who screw up on other products.
For many years, it was very difficult to move messages from Outlook Express to any other application. I understand that it's easier now but I'm pretty sure you still have to do explicit field-to-field mapping to move contact records because all the field names are different.
I highly recommend real Outlook. I've been using it since it was called Schedule+. Now that you can get Office 365 on a cheap subscription basis, there's no longer much excuse for using one of the free imitations. They all have spreadsheets, word processors, slide show apps, etc., but none of them have anything like Outlook.
Outlook supports the usual POP and IMAP email accounts (most webmail sites support them) and for professionals, it supports MAPI, which is the protocol for a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox. I'm retired and I still use a hosted Exchange Server mailbox. It allows me to access my email, calendar, contacts, notes, and tasks from any computer anywhere. If I don't have Internet access, I can use an offline data file (.OST) to keep working until my connection is restored.
Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:45 AM
I'd export my email and contacts and then download Window Live Mail from Microsoft and reinstall it. I've been using WLM since Windows 8 came out 5 or 6 years ago, and haven't had any problems with it in the last couple of years. It was buggy at first, but it's been very stable for me for at least the last 2 or 3 years. As an alternative, a lot of folks like the free Thunderbird which is from the same folks that bring us Firefox (Mozilla).
Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.
Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:49 AM
If your hard drive and memory aren't full, based on the error code your installation of Live Mail has become corrupt. Your options are to uninstall and reinstall it, or switch to another mail client.
Depending on who your email service provider is, your email messages may or may not sync over to the new client.
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