Yes, you are correct. I *should* have posted the complete error message -
and I will do so the next time it occurs.
Anti-virus is not an issue, as I have it turned off for outgoing mail (that
was actually the first thing I checked).
I will try compacting things the next time I move a lot of messages (hadn't
thought of that).
It's not that it's *that* big of a deal to remove and re-add the account in
WLM, it's just the time it takes when you have a lot of messages for it to
download, lol. Overall, I still find Hotmail to be the most preferable
"free" mail system (over the likes of Yahoo, GMail, etc). I would have just
thought that the sync process would be similar to that betweek Outlook &
Exchange, and I've never encountered a similar issue with them.
And I agree with you, it's been a rare occasion when the actual Hotmail
server is down - that's clearly not the case with the issue I'm describing,
as I can log into the web interface and things work just fine.
As I said, I'll update this thread with specific error message the next time
Thank you for your helpful response
> It would help if you posted the entire error message that you get,
> so that people have a chance of diagnosing what your problem is.
> While the Hotmail servers do drop out occasionally, in my experience
> it's months between occurrences, when some maintenance is being
> That said, the usual cause of intermittent errors in sending is
> antivirus scanning of outgoing mail. Could that be your problem?
> You are using the latest version of WLMail.
> It's as well to be circumspect when manipulating large numbers
> (hundreds) of messages. There's a lot of work involved in the
> background involving a lot of memory, and any system will choke if
> it's provoked beyond the limit. Take the time to do it by easy
> stages and let things settle down before starting on the next lot.
> Another good idea is to force a compaction of the database after
> manipulating large numbers of messages.
> "Adam G. Alsop" <AdamGAlsop@xxxxxx> wrote in
> message news:2137EF01-46CC-4F59-836C-4C5AEFA96280@xxxxxx
> > Hello:
> > I have noticed lately that I am having persistent problems in
> > sending mail (even a simple text message) using my Hotmail
> > accounts. I will often have to let it error out, then keep
> > retrying several times before the message(s) finally send. The
> > server is set to HTTP -
> > http://mail.services.live.com/DeltaS....0.0/sync.aspx
> > The WLM version is 2009 (Build 14.0.8064.0206) - is there a more
> > recent (or beta) version?
> > Also, as a side note, I know that there is an issue with deleting
> > or moving a lot of messages at one time that ends up requiring the
> > account to be deleted in WLM and then being re-created. I was
> > wondering if this issue is being worked on at all?