Lost Windows Live Mail Contacts

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by William Mac, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. William Mac

    William Mac Guest

    My Windows Live Mail contacts have been replaced by the few contacts in
    Windows Messenger, both in launching a new email - and also clicking on the
    contacts icon. I have tried all sorts of actions, including reboot, but the
    problem remains.
     
    William Mac, Aug 28, 2010
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  2. William Mac

    Magnus Guest

    WLM reflects 2 different sets of contacts depending upon whether you have
    "signed in" with your live ID...

    Depending on upon where you main contact list is stored.... you'll either
    want to sign-in or sign out...

    Login to the Live website and check your contact list. If everything is
    there, you'll need to be signed-in when you bring up WLM. If you don't see
    you're full contact list on the web, try opening WLM without signing-in

    To open WLM without signing in -> Tools/Options Connections tab, "Stop
    signing in" button. Close and reopen WLM. Check for your missing contacts.

    To sign-in to WLM, there is a dropdown window at the upper right corner.
    Click and sign-in. Hopefully one of those will reveal your desired contact
    list.
     
    Magnus, Aug 28, 2010
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  3. William Mac

    ...winston Guest

    WLMsgr requires a Live ID signon to Windows Live, WLMail does not.
    If signing on to Windows Live using the same Live ID in both..the contacts will be the same with one notable difference - WLMsgr shows contacts that can be IM'd.

    The most likely cause of not seeing all contacts in WLMail... you created/imported/migrated your contacts in WLMail without signing on. To access the contacts in the no signon mode stop signing in WLMail.

    WLM Version 2009
    - Tools/Options/Connection/Stop Signing In

    WLM Version 2011 beta
    - Windows Live Mail button/Options/Mail/Connection/Stop Signing In

    If you wish to operate both programs (WLMail, WLMsgr) with a Live ID signon and have the same contacts you'll have to export your 'no signon mode' contacts to a csv file then import into WLM after signon with the same Live Id. (Contacts can also be imported for a Live ID at contacts.live.com, click Manage/Import/etc)


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    ....winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "William Mac" wrote in message
    My Windows Live Mail contacts have been replaced by the few contacts in
    Windows Messenger, both in launching a new email - and also clicking on the
    contacts icon. I have tried all sorts of actions, including reboot, but the
    problem remains.
     
    ...winston, Aug 28, 2010
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