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Purple Helen
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      09-06-2010
I use Mailwasher to check mails before downloading, so I need to stop Windows
Live Mail from downloading until I syncronise.

This worked fine in Outlook Express, but my new PC has Windows 7 and Live
Mail and it no longer works how I want it to.

I have unchecked every box I can see (download on start-up, check mail every
xx minutes, etc) but still mails are sneaking through. How can I stop Live
Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!
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Bob Lucas
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      09-06-2010
AFAIK, the only way to achieve this is to exclude the mail
account from automatic synchronization. The following guidance
applies to Wave 4 versions of WLMail (version 14.x.xxxx.xxxx).
Wave 5 beta (version 15.x.xxxx.xxxx) may differ.

Click on Tools / Accounts
Select the name of the account and click on Properties
Under the General tab, uncheck the box marked 'Include this
account when receiving mail or synchronizing'
Save your changes

Having made this change, You will still be able to synchronize
manually, by clicking on the down arrow to the right of the Sync
icon. Then, click on the name of the mail account.

However, you must remember to perform manual synchronization
periodically because from now on, WLMail will not download
messages automatically.


"Purple Helen" <> wrote in
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> I use Mailwasher to check mails before downloading, so I need
> to stop Windows
> Live Mail from downloading until I syncronise.
>
> This worked fine in Outlook Express, but my new PC has Windows
> 7 and Live
> Mail and it no longer works how I want it to.
>
> I have unchecked every box I can see (download on start-up,
> check mail every
> xx minutes, etc) but still mails are sneaking through. How can
> I stop Live
> Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!
> --
> Purple Helen


 
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Robert Aldwinckle
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      09-06-2010
> How can I stop Live Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!


Keep Work Offline set any time that WLMail is running.


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Purple Helen
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      09-06-2010
Bob, that's brilliant - I think you have cracked it! Many thanks. I'm
pretty sure that's how it worked with Outlook Express, as I syncronised each
account separately.

Thanks again, this has been bugging me for days!
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Purple Helen


"Bob Lucas" wrote:

> AFAIK, the only way to achieve this is to exclude the mail
> account from automatic synchronization. The following guidance
> applies to Wave 4 versions of WLMail (version 14.x.xxxx.xxxx).
> Wave 5 beta (version 15.x.xxxx.xxxx) may differ.
>
> Click on Tools / Accounts
> Select the name of the account and click on Properties
> Under the General tab, uncheck the box marked 'Include this
> account when receiving mail or synchronizing'
> Save your changes
>
> Having made this change, You will still be able to synchronize
> manually, by clicking on the down arrow to the right of the Sync
> icon. Then, click on the name of the mail account.
>
> However, you must remember to perform manual synchronization
> periodically because from now on, WLMail will not download
> messages automatically.
>
>
> "Purple Helen" <> wrote in
> message
> news:4B161B79-3CB5-4DFF-BF8E-...
> > I use Mailwasher to check mails before downloading, so I need
> > to stop Windows
> > Live Mail from downloading until I syncronise.
> >
> > This worked fine in Outlook Express, but my new PC has Windows
> > 7 and Live
> > Mail and it no longer works how I want it to.
> >
> > I have unchecked every box I can see (download on start-up,
> > check mail every
> > xx minutes, etc) but still mails are sneaking through. How can
> > I stop Live
> > Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!
> > --
> > Purple Helen

>
> .
>

 
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Ildhund
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      09-06-2010
"Robert Aldwinckle" <> wrote in message news:...
>> How can I stop Live Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!


> Keep Work Offline set any time that WLMail is running.


I've often wanted to ask these questions each time you advocate this:
1. Work offline applies to IE as well. Can you have, say, Firefox online while WLMail is offline?

2. Do contacts and calendar continue to sync even though WLMail is Working offline?
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...winston
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      09-07-2010
Going offline to stop mail delivery is like telling the post office to stop delivery when your home.

A2. No

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"Robert Aldwinckle" <> wrote in message news:...
>> How can I stop Live Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!


> Keep Work Offline set any time that WLMail is running.


I've often wanted to ask these questions each time you advocate this:
1. Work offline applies to IE as well. Can you have, say, Firefox online while WLMail is offline?

2. Do contacts and calendar continue to sync even though WLMail is Working offline?
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Noel
 
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Ron Sommer
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      09-07-2010


"Ildhund" wrote in message news:#...

"Robert Aldwinckle" <> wrote in message
news:...
>> How can I stop Live Mail downloading mails until I tell it to!


> Keep Work Offline set any time that WLMail is running.


I've often wanted to ask these questions each time you advocate this:
1. Work offline applies to IE as well. Can you have, say, Firefox online
while WLMail is offline?

2. Do contacts and calendar continue to sync even though WLMail is Working
offline?
--
Noel

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Google Chrome is online when IE and WLM are offline.

Being offline means there is no synchronization.

-- Ron Sommer
MS MVP- Windows Live Mail

 
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Robert Aldwinckle
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      09-07-2010
>> Keep Work Offline set any time that WLMail is running.

> I've often wanted to ask these questions each time you advocate this:
> 1. Work offline applies to IE as well. Can you have, say, Firefox online
> while WLMail is offline?



All it does is sets GlobalUserOffline. If the app doesn't respect that it
won't be "offline".

I used to say just make sure that Work Offline is set before entering a
newsgroup. In WLMail that is not enough. If you are in a Working Online
state long enough and inside a newsgroup it still inexplicably does some
kind of Get... headers. Infuriating. (Especially with a forum
"newsgroup" because of all the moderator meddling which can cause
renumbering before I have noticed this and had a chance to mark them all for
Download Later (or Watched) before resynchronizing to get their bodies.)
; ]

Perhaps it would be enough to get out of the newsgroup then (e.g. go up to
the server node)? Surely it won't try to do a Get... on all its
subscriptions just because I have had to go back to a Working Online state
for IE? Problem then is trying to remember to do that each time I switch
away from WLMail. (That's almost as annoying an absurdity as having to
press F11 before switching away from an IE window which is in Fullscreen
mode just to ensure that I can use F11 in any other IE windows I eventually
switch to.)


> 2. Do contacts and calendar continue to sync even though WLMail is
> Working offline?



Probably not. (I don't use either.)


Robert
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