Thanks very much for passing on this information Eyal.
And well done for identifying the bug.
So a Complete Uninstall/Reinstall would have solved the problem, but only temporarily if the same addresses were re-added to the Safe/Blocked Senders lists.
(Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 14.0.8050.1202)
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"Eyal Axelrod [MSFT]" <EyalAxelrod@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uxSpI$zhJHA.4912@xxxxxx
> That's the list of *allowable* non-alphanum characters. There are also
> restrictions on the domain portion: it can't start with/end with a dot for
> Also, domains longer than 256 and addresses longer than 512 are considered
> Eyal [MSFT]
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Is a complete list of all illegal characters available ?
>> Or should everyone assume anything not an alphabet or numeric character is
>> illegal ?
>> ms-mvp mail
>> "Eyal Axelrod [MSFT]" <EyalAxelrod@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Hi all,
>>> We have identified a bug that can cause WL Mail to not shutdown correctly
>>> in some scenarios.
>>> Until we fix this bug, we have a work around that will help:
>>> This issue can happen every time you shutdown if your block senders list
>>> (safe senders list as well) contains an email with illegal characters. In
>>> the Web UI of Windows Live Hotmail, go to your "Safe and blocked senders"
>>> options. Then check the lists for strange characters that don't normally
>>> appear in email address (such as ~ and |). Remove those entries from the
>>> list. You can also clear the list completely to be sure to get all the
>>> entries. Then give mail a try and see if that solves the issue for you.
>>> Eyal [MSFT]