Messages Not Being Copied To Sent Items

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by JamesJ, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Even though I have 'Save copy of sent messages in the 'Sent Items' folder
    live mail doesn't copy any there. I've sent 8 or 10 messages since I
    installed Live Mail to Microsoft newsgroups
    and not 1 have been copied to the 'Sent Items' folder.

    Any ideas why this is so?

    JamesJ, Sep 8, 2009
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  2. JamesJ

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, James.

    How many Sent Items folders do you have? How many Accounts (News and Mail)
    do you have?

    WLM keeps a single Sent Items folder for all newsgroups, plus a separate
    Sent Items folder for each Mail Account.

    So, which Mail Account were you using to send messages? Are your copies
    stored in the Sent Items for THAT Mail Account? For news messages you
    posted, have you looked in the Sent Items folder under Storage Folders?

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
    R. C. White, Sep 8, 2009
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  3. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    I have 1 mail (pop3) and 3 news accounts (which are all msnews but I've
    created one for Vista
    one for Access and one for Internet Explorer for easier navigation.)

    I only see 1 Sent Items folder.
    The messages in question are posts to the newsgroups(s)

    I was having a problem before with Live Mail sending a copy my newsgroup
    message post to
    the Outbox. Then getting an error when I start Live Mail telling me it
    couldn't upload. The
    error would persist until I dragged the message to the Sent Items folder.
    That problem have
    seemed to clear itself up.

    JamesJ, Sep 9, 2009
  4. JamesJ

    Ron Sommer Guest

    View, Layout, Folder pane, check Show Storage folders.
    Sent items, Deleted Items, and Drafts for newsgroups are located in Storage
    Ron Sommer, Sep 9, 2009
  5. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Ah. I see. But why have an extra folder for say, the Inbox , Junk email and
    deleted items?

    JamesJ, Sep 9, 2009
  6. JamesJ

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Outlook Express had one Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, and Deleted Items. There
    was no separation of accounts.
    WLM has Inbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Junk E-mail, and Deleted Items for each
    email account.
    All newsgroups use Storage folders Sent items, Deleted Items, and Drafts.
    Ron Sommer, Sep 9, 2009
  7. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Got it, now.
    Been used to Windows Mail for so long.

    Thanks much,
    JamesJ, Sep 9, 2009
  8. JamesJ

    Ron Sommer Guest

    Warning: WLM has one difference from OE or WM. If you remove an email
    account, the emails are also removed. Move any emails to Storage folders
    before deleting email accounts.
    Ron Sommer, Sep 9, 2009
  9. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest


    JamesJ, Sep 9, 2009
  10. JamesJ

    I.S. Guest

    I am not experienced with Microsoft Live E-Mail. I used to use Office
    Express, and when I sent a message it got saved in my sent file. But as
    others have written even though in Microsoft Office Live e-mail I checked off
    save sent mail in "sent items" folder they do not appear there. I think I
    see in the "thread" that there might be a sent folder in Microsoft Office
    Live Desktop Folder, but I don't know how to get there. Can someone give me
    some gudance in non-technical language.

    Thanks, I.S. --
    I.S., Nov 25, 2009
  11. JamesJ

    slk759 Guest

    Are you talking about Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail ?? None of the
    products you mentioned exist . . . . .

    Windows Live Mail does have a Sent folder on the left side under the account
    (just like Outlook Express) and will contain a copy of the sent email.
    Perhaps you need to click / double click on the account name to display the
    folders (Inbox, Sent, Deleted, etc.).
    slk759, Nov 26, 2009
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