can send email but not seem to rcieve

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by matt, May 10, 2007.

  1. matt

    matt Guest

    i have just set my email account back up to windows mail, i can send email
    but do not seem to be able to recieve? my isp settings are correct as i have
    double checked them on another pc down my fathers house which i had my email
    set up on previously, i have no server error etc when i send and recieve it
    says completed sucessfully. But i have sent a few test emails from my fathers
    account both yesterday and today and i have never got them on my laptop, but
    when i tried to recieve down my fathers house on my account they came
    through.. Any ideas? i am running my laptop wirelessly through a linksys
    matt, May 10, 2007
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  2. matt

    nicole1500 Guest

    matt...see my previous posting on may 8, cannot receive emails etc...and
    troubleshoot all the suggested possibilites...then restart your computer &
    try disinstall mcafee etc...good luck, mine still does not
    receive, still trying every suggestion!
    nicole1500, May 10, 2007
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  3. Is your laptop the only computer checking your mail?
    If not, the other computer may be removing your mail from the server
    before the laptop has a chance to get it.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 10, 2007
  4. matt

    matt Guest

    yes it is now, i removed the account from the other pc earlier this morning,
    ive just set up my second account using the same isp that i also had, and
    that one both sends and recieves, the most annoying thing is that the account
    that doesnt recieve is my main one :(
    matt, May 10, 2007
  5. Sometimes account information gets corrupted, often by antivirus
    Create a new mail account in Windows Mail, with the same
    settings as the non-functioning account. Then delete the old
    account. Restart WinMail and try it again. Make sure there is
    email on the server for that account so it has something to download.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 10, 2007
  6. matt

    matt Guest

    will try that, i have no av software installed yet, but will try what you
    have suggested and get back
    matt, May 10, 2007
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    DWD007 Guest

    I have a similar problem--why is Windows Mail so problematic when used in a
    wireless laptop??
    DWD007, May 11, 2007
  8. There's nothing particularly tricky about using Windows Mail on
    a wireless laptop. I use it that way every day.
    To be sure, wireless is a little harder to set up than wired,
    but that has noting to do with Vista or WinMail.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 11, 2007
  9. matt

    matt Guest

    still got me stumped !! , i have made sure that only this pc has the account
    wich it has now for definite, i have made sure there are emails to download
    from the server, still no joy. I have deleted the account set it back up,
    still no joy. Like i said i set up another email account wich i have with the
    same ISP just with a different email address and that works 100% everytime,
    the message i get when i check for email is that it has worked but i get no
    mail i know that there is mail on the server as i nipped down my dads set the
    account back up and mail came through straight away and i forwarded mail on
    for when i got home
    matt, May 11, 2007
  10. It also stumps me! You've tried everything I can think of.
    The only thing left to try is a different email program.
    If you don't want to bother with installing Thunderbird,
    you'll have to wait a couple of weeks when Microsoft will
    release the replacement for Windows Mail.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 11, 2007
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    Julian Guest

    I hope the replacement for Windows Mail isn't a replacement
    but rather an alternative. I'm getting pretty fond of this old dog.

    Any idea if Windows Mail will be snuffed?
    Julian, May 11, 2007
  12. matt

    matt Guest

    I hope so it sucks!!! still no joy, its baffled me and still is. The thing is
    i dont even have an AV installed yet, could windows firewall conflict any
    way?? ive tried everything possible.. ive checked again today down my dads
    and that account is definitely off his pc.. Ive even set my partner one up
    today and hers is perfect, its just one account, but its the most important
    one as i run some business from it.
    matt, May 12, 2007
  13. We have no reports that the Windows Firewall ever interfered
    with mail. Same for Windows Defender.

    Seems like your only solution for now is to try Thunderbird
    for the account that is not working. That way you can find out
    for sure if the problem is Windows Mail or something else.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 12, 2007
  14. matt

    matt Guest

    Thanks Gary, will try it out of interest, where can i download thunderbird

    matt, May 12, 2007
  15. matt

    matt Guest

    got it and set it up.. wierdly it comes back saying that there are no new
    messages on the server for that account.. what can be going on? i have sent
    emails to it yesterday and again tonight, so why are they not on the server?

    matt, May 12, 2007
  16. Sounds like Thunderbird gave you the same result as Windows Mail,
    so it really isn't a Windows Mail problem.
    I've run out of ideas as to what might be the problem with that mail account.

    Gary VanderMolen
    Gary VanderMolen, May 12, 2007
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    Julian Guest

    Julian, May 12, 2007
  18. matt

    matt Guest

    julian if you read my second message then i did get it

    matt, May 12, 2007
  19. matt

    matt Guest

    Gary. its got to be a server issue or something, i dont know what else to do
    myself apart from contacting the isp
    matt, May 12, 2007
  20. matt

    Julian Guest

    Yup. My mistake.

    It's a good thing to read all the posts before
    before sticking ones mouth in gear.

    Julian, May 13, 2007
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