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Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

  1. #1


    mspencerco Guest

    Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

    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.

    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.

    How do i make it start using my LAN connection instead of PPOE?

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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

    In WLM go to Tools, Accounts, select your mail account, Properties,
    Connection. Under the "Always connect ..." box you can choose your
    preferred connection, or you can leave that box unchecked, in which
    case it will use whatever connection IE uses.
    If you have more than one account, do this for all accounts.
    --
    Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


    "mspencerco" <mspencerco@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:2FC59917-7009-4BF5-8164-F35948009101@xxxxxx

    >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.
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > How do i make it start using my LAN connection instead of PPOE?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

    For EACH account, open
    tools, accounts, properties
    in the connection tab pick how you want that account to access the server.

    Michael
    Vista Home premium

    "mspencerco" <mspencerco@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2FC59917-7009-4BF5-8164-F35948009101@xxxxxx

    > 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.
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > How do i make it start using my LAN connection instead of PPOE?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

    "mspencerco" <mspencerco@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2FC59917-7009-4BF5-8164-F35948009101@xxxxxx

    > 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
    about this.

    news:ePKQT3BQIHA.2376@xxxxxx
    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
    it to...

    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
    usually ignored.

    So, do you still get the prompt when you are in a Working Offline state too? <eg>


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---



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  5. #5


    mspencerco Guest

    RE: Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

    Thank you for Greg and Michael.

    Their replies were exactly what i needed, and my problem is solved.



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  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Keep getting dial-up connection dialog box

    You're welcome.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen [MS-MVP WLM]


    "mspencerco" <mspencerco@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:8025CF28-8502-4005-A610-413AB1DFEA27@xxxxxx

    > Thank you for Greg and Michael.
    >
    > Their replies were exactly what i needed, and my problem is solved.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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