Windows live mail - Properties button seems to be disabled
Thread poster: corinne durand

corinne durand  Identity Verified
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Jan 18, 2011


I recently upgraded to the latest version of Windows Live Mail. All my emails transferred to the new layout... and I have been getting used to it since.

However, I was travelling today and cannot for the life of me get to the settings/parameters/properties in Live mail. I want to change my smtp settings, as I usually do when I work from a different place, so I can send my emails from a different smtp, wherever I am...

In my Live Mail menu, when I click on the Accounts tab, I have 3 buttons available : email (which seems to be the one I would use to set up a new email address from scratch), Newsgroups (not sure how to use that but don't care either) and finally Properties....which is the one I would like to access but the only one that doesn't respond when I click on it...absolutely nothing happens, no window opens...and I cannot access the properties to change my smtp settings....

Does anyone know why/can anyone help? I know I can use an Internet based email account but I would rather be able to send mails by hitting the reply button in my email. Also, if I can avoid it, I would rather not have to set up the emails from scratch. My OS is Vista. And all my email accounts seem to have been working absolutely fine (sending/receiving etc.) without extra manual input since I upgraded to this new Live Mail version...until today and apart from this problem accessing properties and trying to change email accounts settings...
Many thanks in anticipation,

[Edited at 2011-01-18 21:34 GMT]


Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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My Windows Live Mail Jan 19, 2011

I lost my My Windows Live Mail account due to hacker events recently. My mail was suspended by Hotmail and I wrote then to reactivate with no avail. I suggest you not to keep valuable information in your My Windows Live Mail to prevent troubles.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


corinne durand  Identity Verified
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Problem sorted Jan 19, 2011

Although this button still doesn't respond in my Windows Live Mail for some reason, I have found another way to access the properties menu under main drop down menu, Options.
Thanks for your time!


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