I checked the program defaults and it took a few attempts to get the settings
corrected. I approached 'Internet Options' and 'program default' settings
through WLMail and then again through control panel and also IE7 internet
options. and I disabled access to WMail.. once i had the settings
straightened the same dialog box apeared when i opened WLMail. however, this
time i was able to complete the account setup using my Yahoo mail account.
and that worked.
when i first tried to go through the internet connection setup i used my
hotmail (msn.com) and the message explained that WMail was unable to work
with the hotmail accounts. Thanks, RC the new 14.0.8084.0206 build works for
me, i like that it incorporates the calendar in the WLMail app.
and thanks to Winston and Gary for helping with the solution. the two
programs seemed to be interacting badly.
Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
> Something is causing Windows Mail to run instead of WLM.
> Make sure WLM has all its defaults:
> Open the Default Programs applet, which you can access either from
> the Start menu or via the Control Panel, then click the first item:
> "Set your default programs."
> After a few seconds, a list of programs comes up. Click on "Windows
> Live Mail". If it doesn't respond with "This program has all its defaults"
> then fix it by clicking on the option indicated by the first green arrow.
> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
> "2468Ten" <2468Ten@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:77D1A4EC-8613-4112-89F7-9CFA01FC71BD@xxxxxx
> > Since upgrading to WLM 14.0.8050.1202, every time I start it I get a dialog
> > box asking for a display name. If I do enter a display name and follow with
> > my @msn.com email address I get the message "Information about Http email"
> > saying "Windows Mail no longer supports Http acounts like Hotmail..Click Back
> > to setup a different email account or (link to) 'find other options for
> > accessing your web-based email.' "
> > The link takes me to the MS support webpage explaining this difference
> > between WM and WLM in more detail and says to use WLM.
> > When I hit "Cancel" I get a message from "Internet Connection Wizard'"
> > asking "Are you sure you want to exit the wizard? The new internet account
> > has not been created yet."
> > I hit "Yes" and WLM 14 continues to start and run as normal.
> > I do not use Windows Mail as i prefer Windows Live Mail which does work with
> > my webmail accounts.
> > How can I disable this Wizard?
> > I use a Dell inspiron 1501 laptop.
> > Vista Home Premium SP1