ICW always starts up when I start Windows Live Mail!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by sbus, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. sbus

    sbus Guest

    Every time I start Windows Live Mail (from the start menu, desktop icon, or
    by clicking on c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe) I get an
    Internet Connection Wizard attempting to set up a mail account.

    I use hotmail/HTTP; one interesting thing is that the ICW does NOT give HTTP
    as an option, only IMAP and POP3.

    If I quit out of the ICW, Live Mail works fine and I can access my hotmail
    account with no problem.

    How do I get the ICW to not appear every time I wanna read email?

    1. This does NOT happen when I access my hotmail account using Windows Live
    Mail on other computers.

    2. This DOES happen when I access it as a different user on my computer.

    3. I have deleted ALL mail accounts in Live Mail, then recreated the
    hotmail/HTTP account; no change.

    4. I have uninstalled ALL live apps (using the Windows Uninstaller Tool);
    deleted the Windows Live directory in Program Files; and reinstalled Windows
    Live 2008; the problem persists.

    5. According to add/remove Windows Components, I do NOT have outlook express

    6. IE7 works JUST FINE on my computer and all other apps that access the
    internet have no problem.
    sbus, Apr 13, 2008
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  2. sbus

    Highspar Guest

    ugh. I hate trying to debug profile issues. Don't suppose I can convince
    you that abandoning that profile is a good idea? :)

    is this XP or vista?
    Highspar, Apr 15, 2008
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  3. sbus

    sbus Guest

    So it happens on this machine REGARDLESS of which user it is. It does NOT
    happen on my other machine. Both are running WinXP Professional 2002 SP2...
    sbus, Apr 16, 2008
  4. sbus

    Highspar Guest

    one more hoop for you to jump through so I can be certain what you call ICW
    is what I call ICW, can you post a screenshot of it? feel free to block out
    any personal info (I don't think the default page does anything like that,
    but I can't remember)
    Highspar, Apr 16, 2008
  5. sbus

    sbus Guest

    It says "Internet Connection Wizard" at the top, but it is soliciting info on
    my email server/account. On successive screens it asks for my 'display name',
    my 'email address', and the next page wants SMTP server info (is it IMAP or
    POP3, etc). Interestingly it does NOT provide HTTP as an alternative; that's
    what I use since I have only a hotmail account...
    sbus, Apr 16, 2008
  6. sbus

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Are you sure that the shortcut has "C:\Program Files\Windows
    Live\Mail\wlmail.exe" ?
    Ron Sommer, Apr 16, 2008
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