"mspencerco" <mspencerco@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I am trying to find out why Windows Live Mail Desktop keeps wanting to dial
> up a connection when my computer is already connected via my LAN connection.
Probably because WLMa... can't see that you can connect to the Internet that way.
There was a discussion recently about a related symptom with the Windows Live
Installer. I pointed out then that Windows Help and Support gets equally confused
Subject: Re: Trouble installing windows live mail
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 14:57:04 -0500
> I am unable to get my email using Windows Live Mail Desktop.
> I have no problems using other sites (game sites) while trying to use
> Windows Live Mail Desktop.
I only have a timing problem sending. Come to think of it though I haven't
tested an E-mail account with WLMa... <w>. OE shows the same problem.
When they are using the Local Connection they may not send immediately.
E.g. messages may accumulate in the Outbox and have to be forced out
using Alt-T,S,Send All
> How do i make it start using my LAN connection instead of PPOE?
In case it is just a DNS thing you could try either adding your server lookups
in HOSTS or give WLMa... explicit IP addresses instead of server names.
Related to this is why does WLMa... keep telling me I'm offline when I'm offline?
I have *nothing* configured to make it need to connect unless I explicitly request
I suspect there is some hidden relationship with Messenger (which does
happen to be active but is also supposedly offline.)
Unfortunately good usability and diagnostics are foreign concepts for MS in general.
Deficiencies in those areas aren't "bugs" exactly; so complaints about them are
So, do you still get the prompt when you are in a Working Offline state too? <eg>