Emailing....headache

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Grasshopper, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Guest

    Hi Guys
    I'm having major headaches with the whole emailing program, system whateva
    you want to call it. I'll start from the beginning; there's several. Thanks
    in advance.

    Why am I repeatedly asked (practically every time I touch a key!) for my
    username and password? I'm not familiar with 'email'.
     
    Grasshopper, Jan 8, 2008
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  2. Have you set up Windows Mail as instructed by your mail provider?
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 8, 2008
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  3. Grasshopper

    Bob Guest

    Properties>Tools>Options>Servers(tab) check Remember Password.
     
    Bob, Jan 8, 2008
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  4. See his link from my website on how to set up a mail account:
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/adding_an_email_account_to_windows_mail.htm

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    John Barnett MVP, Jan 8, 2008
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  5. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Guest

    I sure hope so!!, I even had someone helping (who is computer literate) until
    a situation arose and he had to leave; but prior to him leaving he assured me
    everything was set to go!.....I guess not.
    Thanks anyway I'll keep plodding.
     
    Grasshopper, Jan 9, 2008
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  6. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Guest

    Thanks Bob
    I've repeatedly tried that.....to no avail, I'll keep plodding along.
     
    Grasshopper, Jan 9, 2008
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  7. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Guest

    Thanks John
    I've entered the link and am not sure what i am suppose to be looking at?
    Maybe I've entered in the wrong place, I'll keep trying but thanks.
     
    Grasshopper, Jan 9, 2008
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  8. Assuming all your account settings are correct, there is a possibility
    that your antivirus program is interfering. Windows Mail is not
    compatible with most McAfee and Norton security programs.
    Those will need to be uninstalled, NOT just disabled.

    If after uninstalling your antivirus the Windows Mail problem does
    not improve, delete the corrupted mail account, restart Windows Mail,
    then recreate that account.

    After uninstalling your non-compatible antivirus, download
    and install a more compatible antivirus like:
    AVG free edition:
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0?prd=aff
    or
    Avast free edition:
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    With either of those, during the install phase you must select custom
    install, and then deselect the email scanning option.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jan 9, 2008
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  9. Who is your mail provider?
    They should have instructions on a webpage.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 10, 2008
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