windows live mail

  weemacs 20:06 19 Apr 2010

have moved on to Microsoft 7 and windows live mail. Have succeeded in importing address book and emails etc but every time I try and sync or get a new email literally thousands of emails for my email address at download from the server. How do I stop this. All I want was my old send a receive I had with outlook express. Any advice gratefully received.

  Sea Urchin 22:08 19 Apr 2010

Firstly in Windows Live Mail go to Tools - Accounts - highlight your mail account and click Properties. Go to Advanced tab, and make sure the the box beside "Leave a copy of messages on server" is not ticked - then Apply and OK.

I am assuming you are still using btinternet for your mail - go to the webmail site and delete all the mails in the Inbox.

  tes 07:15 20 Apr 2010

Sea Urchin Where do I find tools in windows live mail?

  weemacs 15:10 20 Apr 2010

have done as you suggested on both counts. am still with Now when I try to send a message I get this fault message

The server does not support a SSL connection.

Subject 'test'
Server Error: 250
Server Response: 250 8BITMIME
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC7D
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): Yes

  rdave13 15:22 20 Apr 2010

Click on the menus icon (one with the arrow) and select 'show menu bar'.

  Sea Urchin 23:50 20 Apr 2010

Sorry - been away all day.

In Windows Live Mail go to back again to the Advanced tab (as you did before) and under Outgoing mail(SMTP) remove the tick from "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" - click Apply and OK.

  tes 07:10 21 Apr 2010

Thanks for that rdave13

  weemacs 19:54 21 Apr 2010

neither the outgoing or incoming mail boxes are ticked for secure connection can receive mail but not send any.

  Sea Urchin 20:36 21 Apr 2010

Your error message above shows that the SSL connection is active - are you still getting the same message as before. One other thing - with btinternet you need to have the server authenticated. Go to Properties again, and this time to the Servers tab - under Outgoing mail Server (at the bottom) make sure you have ticked My Server requires authentication - click Apply and OK.

By the way have the "literally thousands of emails" now stopped when you check incoming mail?

  weemacs 14:50 23 Apr 2010

I couln't get it resolved so I gave in as I was also having problems with the operating system and reinstalled it. Now I am running fine but can't find a download for windows mail. I am running Windows 7

  Sea Urchin 15:10 23 Apr 2010

As you were advised on your other thread you cannot download Windows Mail - it is part of the operating system on Vista and is not available separately.

I suggest you tick the box on this thread and click Resolved.

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