First, when posting here, please always mention your full Windows Live Mail
version (14.0.8064.0209?), especially since you are using the browser
interface, rather than WLM, so we can't tell that from the headers on your
post. Also, please include your exact Windows version (Windows Vista
Ultimate x64 SP1?); that often makes a difference.
> Further to previous posts I have made
OK, I did find this in the post you made earlier today:
> I`m using vista home premium 32 bit on both computers.
No, WLM should NOT also launch WM! The two programs are entirely separate
and can actually run side-by-side, but neither really knows anything about
the other - except when we try to import/export messages between them. WLM
does try to import data from WM during initial installation, but it does not
cause WM to start. And, as you know, you cannot uninstall WM from Vista.
HOW do you launch WLM? From the Start menu item that WLM put there at
installation? Or from an icon on your Desktop that you created? Or...?
Your other posts say that you are using IMAP and Hotmail. All I know about
is POP3. But I don't think that is a factor in this problem.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 RC 7100
"telworthy" <telworthy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Further to previous posts I have made surrounding wlm crashing whilst
> shutting whilst within an IMAP folder I have made further progress.
> I did a system restore.
> I loaded up windows live mail. Then automatically a window comes up if I
> want to make WINDOWS MAIL my default email handler (i tick no) and then
> me to put in account information. If I cancel this it takes me to windows
> live mail with my normal accounts in place. However in task manager both
> windows live mail and windows mail are running in the process list.
> So it would seem that launching WLM also causes WM to launch and want to
> itself up as me email client. As long as i cancell all prompts from WM i
> now shut down WLM no problem at all whilst in an imap account with out it
> My question is...how do I stop Windows Mail automatically launching when i
> click on Windows Live Mail. It does not appear that you can uninstall
> mail in any case.