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Windows 7 Live Mail - No Contacts in my User Folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by aqua43, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    I now have Windows 7 (bring back Vista!)
    It seems so slow and the mail is driving me crazy
    I am using my pop account in Windows Live Mail (the same as I did in Windows Mail)

    However now I am unable to email a web page as the link is greyed out Any ideas (Have set IE9 as default as suggested on internet no change)

    Also I added all my Contacts to WLM and they all work fine
    when I click the Contacts icon at the bottom left in WLM I see all my Contacts in the folder that opens

    However if I go to my user folders and click on Contacts only me shows as a Contact
    In Vista everybody was there and I used to back it up
    Please help :mad:
     
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    As far as I know,while composing an email in live mail,the
    links are not active for clicking.
    You should be able to right click the link and click follow link
    to check if it is correct.

    It looks like live mail uses a database file for contacts,so you
    wouldn't be able to read them in a folder.
    You should be able to click contacts on the bottom left I think,
    Then click the file menu/export and export the file where you want
    for backup.
     
  3. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    It is in IE 9 I am trying to click Page - Send Page by Email (or Send Link by Email) and it is greyed out. Could do it in Vista But not it seems with IE( and Windows Live Mail



    It looks like live mail uses a database file for contacts,so you
    wouldn't be able to read them in a folder.
    You should be able to click contacts on the bottom left I think,
    Then click the file menu/export and export the file where you want
    for backup.[/QUOTE]

    Am I stuck with Windows Live Mail then in Windows 7? Want Windows Mail back lol
     
  4. leroys1000

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    Windows 7 did not include windows mail.
    There is an older version of live mail that has the more
    standard user interface if you are more confortable
    with that.
    You can get it by clicking the download this version link
    on this page.
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_windows_live_mail/8305/
    You would need to uninstall your present version first.
    It should be listed at start/control pane/programs and features/
    windows live essentials.

    For the links,try going to start/default programs and setting live mail
    as the default email program and set defaults for it.
    That might enable send pages.
     
  5. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Thank you
    Have set defaults but no change though.
     
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    Is IE9 also set as the default browser?
     
  7. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Yes :mad:
     
  8. leroys1000

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    OK,check tools/internet options.
    On the programs tab click manage addons.
    Click accelerators.
    Mine has a mail with live mail accelerator.
    Do you have that there?
    Is it enabled?
     
  9. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    It seems so
    But does that mean with Windows Live Mail program itself?
    I am using windows live mail but -
    I use a pop account through it Not Windows Live Mail itself
     

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    Mine actually goes to the live mail site.
    If you want to mail a link to a web page,you would probably
    need to copy the address from the page and use the insert
    link menu item in live mails menu.
     
  11. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Thanks
    Dont know if its IE9 or Windows 7 or Windows Live creating this problem Seems to be lots of people stuck with it I see now :mad:

    Are you talking about signing in to WLM online and inserting from there? Dont really want to do that Its annoying
     
  12. leroys1000

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    You should be able to create a new email in the live mail
    client,then right click the email body and click insert hyperlink.
    Then paste the copied link/web address there.
    The links aren't usually live while creating the email.
    You would need to right click the link and click follow
    link to check if it works,probably.
     
  13. aqua43

    aqua43 Thread Starter

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    Thanks that works A bit long winded to before though lol and I type with one finger Typical :)
     
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    You can usually click the address bar on the web page to highlight
    the address,then right click it and click copy.
    Then you can right click in the hyperlink box in live mail and click paste.
    Don't need to type in the address manually.
     
  15. aqua43

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    thanks never tried that
     
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