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Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

  1. #1


    Jack Guest

    Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email messages
    within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But I
    noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I haven't
    figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them. How do I
    turn this off?



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  2. #2


    Michael H. Lewis Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.
    --
    **********
    Michael

    "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx

    > I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email messages
    > within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    > automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But I
    > noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I haven't
    > figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them. How do
    > I
    > turn this off?
    >
    >

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  3. #3


    Jack Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    I have "Check for New Messages Every" already deselected via the Options |
    General tab. Any other ideas where this may be coded?

    "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:433666DB-2CBD-4DCC-A904-EF0319562B1A@xxxxxx

    > Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.
    > --
    > **********
    > Michael
    >
    > "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx

    >> I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email messages
    >> within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    >> automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But I
    >> noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I haven't
    >> figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them. How
    >> do I
    >> turn this off?
    >>
    >>

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  4. #4


    Jack Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    Correct, I only want to check my manually and this has worked on every
    version of Mail that I've used before, such as Outlook Express, Windows Mail
    and other non Microsoft email programs. For some reason, Windows Live Mail
    is ignoring my setting of "Disable".

    "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:949FC8E3-6471-44A2-A004-BF4C92DEF548@xxxxxx

    > So, you only want to manually check for mail? Hmm, I don't know, I've
    > always had it check every 5 minutes.
    > --
    > **********
    > Michael
    >
    > "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ekMym6VGKHA.4004@xxxxxx

    >> I have "Check for New Messages Every" already deselected via the Options
    >> | General tab. Any other ideas where this may be coded?
    >>
    >> "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:433666DB-2CBD-4DCC-A904-EF0319562B1A@xxxxxx

    >>> Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.
    >>> --
    >>> **********
    >>> Michael
    >>>
    >>> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx
    >>>> I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email
    >>>> messages
    >>>> within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    >>>> automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But I
    >>>> noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I
    >>>> haven't
    >>>> figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them. How
    >>>> do I
    >>>> turn this off?
    >>>>
    >>>>

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  5. #5


    t-4-2 Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    If you knew how to " disable " it in Windows mail, why don't you do the same
    with Windows Live Mail ?
    t-4-2

    "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OyntBBYGKHA.3948@xxxxxx

    > Correct, I only want to check my manually and this has worked on every
    > version of Mail that I've used before, such as Outlook Express, Windows
    > Mail and other non Microsoft email programs. For some reason, Windows Live
    > Mail is ignoring my setting of "Disable".
    >
    > "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:949FC8E3-6471-44A2-A004-BF4C92DEF548@xxxxxx

    >> So, you only want to manually check for mail? Hmm, I don't know, I've
    >> always had it check every 5 minutes.
    >> --
    >> **********
    >> Michael
    >>
    >> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:ekMym6VGKHA.4004@xxxxxx

    >>> I have "Check for New Messages Every" already deselected via the Options
    >>> | General tab. Any other ideas where this may be coded?
    >>>
    >>> "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:433666DB-2CBD-4DCC-A904-EF0319562B1A@xxxxxx
    >>>> Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.
    >>>> --
    >>>> **********
    >>>> Michael
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>> news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx
    >>>>> I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email
    >>>>> messages
    >>>>> within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    >>>>> automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But
    >>>>> I
    >>>>> noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I
    >>>>> haven't
    >>>>> figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them.
    >>>>> How do I
    >>>>> turn this off?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

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  6. #6


    Michael H. Lewis Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    So, if you send yourself a message with all email checking turned off in
    Options and just wait, it will receive and download it?
    --
    **********
    Michael

    "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OyntBBYGKHA.3948@xxxxxx

    > Correct, I only want to check my manually and this has worked on every
    > version of Mail that I've used before, such as Outlook Express, Windows
    > Mail and other non Microsoft email programs. For some reason, Windows Live
    > Mail is ignoring my setting of "Disable".
    >
    > "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:949FC8E3-6471-44A2-A004-BF4C92DEF548@xxxxxx

    >> So, you only want to manually check for mail? Hmm, I don't know, I've
    >> always had it check every 5 minutes.
    >> --
    >> **********
    >> Michael
    >>
    >> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:ekMym6VGKHA.4004@xxxxxx

    >>> I have "Check for New Messages Every" already deselected via the Options
    >>> | General tab. Any other ideas where this may be coded?
    >>>
    >>> "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:433666DB-2CBD-4DCC-A904-EF0319562B1A@xxxxxx
    >>>> Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.
    >>>> --
    >>>> **********
    >>>> Michael
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>> news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx
    >>>>> I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email
    >>>>> messages
    >>>>> within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    >>>>> automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But
    >>>>> I
    >>>>> noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I
    >>>>> haven't
    >>>>> figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them.
    >>>>> How do I
    >>>>> turn this off?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

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  7. #7


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    Windows Live Mail has a bug that causes it to check mail even
    when automatic checking is disabled. One thing that will trigger
    it is a momentary loss of Internet connection.
    Most users don't notice the unwanted mail checking because
    they have Windows Live Mail configured to check for new mail
    every X minutes.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/VanderMolen


    "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OyntBBYGKHA.3948@xxxxxx

    > Correct, I only want to check my manually and this has worked on every
    > version of Mail that I've used before, such as Outlook Express, Windows Mail
    > and other non Microsoft email programs. For some reason, Windows Live Mail
    > is ignoring my setting of "Disable".
    >
    > "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:949FC8E3-6471-44A2-A004-BF4C92DEF548@xxxxxx

    >> So, you only want to manually check for mail? Hmm, I don't know, I've
    >> always had it check every 5 minutes.
    >> --
    >> **********
    >> Michael
    >>
    >> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:ekMym6VGKHA.4004@xxxxxx

    >>> I have "Check for New Messages Every" already deselected via the Options
    >>> | General tab. Any other ideas where this may be coded?
    >>>
    >>> "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:433666DB-2CBD-4DCC-A904-EF0319562B1A@xxxxxx
    >>>> Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.
    >>>> --
    >>>> **********
    >>>> Michael
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>> news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx
    >>>>> I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of email
    >>>>> messages
    >>>>> within Windows Live Mail. When I launch Windows Live Mail, it does not
    >>>>> automatically check for messages, which is the way I want things. But I
    >>>>> noticed that after checking my mail, it will at some time that I
    >>>>> haven't
    >>>>> figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads them. How
    >>>>> do I
    >>>>> turn this off?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

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  8. #8


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    I know you've said this before, Gary, but I've let it pass. Does
    this happen to other accounts than HTTP ones? I suspect not,
    although I'm not sure about IMAP because I only have a Gmail IMAP
    account and they're a bit idiosyncratic.

    It is the whole idea of synchronization that the client reflects the
    server. This cannot work absolutely, because that would involve
    having a permanent open link between client and server, so
    Hotmail/WLMail approach the ideal by synchronizing at intervals.
    This applies to contacts and calendar, and from what you say, to
    mail message folders as well. It's what I would expect, even though
    it involves discarding the 'old' POP idea of 'downloading'. Unless
    you have deselected 'Include this account when receiving mail or
    synchronizing' - indicating that you're not interested in keeping
    your local folders current - WLMail will make its best effort to
    keep everything synchronized.

    I'm not sure how this ties in with being signed in, which is a
    precondition of being able to keep calendar and contacts in sync.
    So, does your 'unwanted download' also apply to accounts other than
    the one corresponding to the Live ID you're signed in with? And does
    it happen at all if you're not signed in?

    The OP's reference to 'every version of Mail that I've used before'
    highlights the novelty of synchronizing v. downloading. One sure way
    to prevent unwanted syncs is to use the 'Work offline' option; it is
    an easily acquired habit to type Alt-F W Alt-T A and then Alt-F W
    again once the download is complete. This is a nuisance, of course,
    if (like me) you spend a lot of time in busy newsgroups.

    Another way is to use POP3 instead of HTTP to access Hotmail. And a
    third is my own way - use both, with 'Include this account...'
    deselected on the HTTP account. That way I can use message rules to
    sort my Hotmail locally while leaving a copy on the server, and then
    once in a while sync via HTTP and do my housekeeping locally. This
    way I can keep my webmail inbox manageable, keep my local archive
    sorted and tidy, and only use webmail when I'm away from home. I
    never have to move messages locally - rules do it all for me.

    If you do a Fiddler trace when performing a sync, you'll see early
    on in the session the xml settings file in response to POST
    /DeltaSync_v2.0.0/Settings.aspx? to the server where the account
    resides. Among the first entries is
    <MinSyncPollInterval>30</MinSyncPollInterval>, which I think means
    that if 'Include this account...' is selected, then WLMail will try
    to sync it at least every 30 minutes. The timer might get reset by a
    hiccup in your internet connection, which would explain why a sync
    takes place after such a hiccup.

    I think we're talking about a feature rather than a bug, and I'd be
    interested in your thoughts on all this.
    --
    Noel

    "Gary VanderMolen" <gary@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:#Yu5kUYGKHA.3948@xxxxxx

    > Windows Live Mail has a bug that causes it to check mail even when
    > automatic checking is disabled. One thing that will trigger it is
    > a momentary loss of Internet connection.
    > Most users don't notice the unwanted mail checking because they
    > have Windows Live Mail configured to check for new mail every X
    > minutes.

    > "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OyntBBYGKHA.3948@xxxxxx

    >> Correct, I only want to check my manually and this has worked on
    >> every version of Mail that I've used before, such as Outlook
    >> Express, Windows Mail and other non Microsoft email programs. For
    >> some reason, Windows Live Mail is ignoring my setting of
    >> "Disable".

    >> "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:949FC8E3-6471-44A2-A004-BF4C92DEF548@xxxxxx

    >>> So, you only want to manually check for mail? Hmm, I don't know,
    >>> I've always had it check every 5 minutes.

    >>> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>> news:ekMym6VGKHA.4004@xxxxxx
    >>>> I have "Check for New Messages Every" already deselected via
    >>>> the Options | General tab. Any other ideas where this may be
    >>>> coded?
    >>>>
    >>>> "Michael H. Lewis" <mikalis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>> news:433666DB-2CBD-4DCC-A904-EF0319562B1A@xxxxxx
    >>>>> Uncheck "Check for new mails every:" in options.

    >>>>> "Jack" <jack@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:#HBSwFVGKHA.3888@xxxxxx
    >>>>>> I can't find the setting to turn off automatic checking of
    >>>>>> email messages within Windows Live Mail. When I launch
    >>>>>> Windows Live Mail, it does not automatically check for
    >>>>>> messages, which is the way I want things. But I noticed that
    >>>>>> after checking my mail, it will at some time that I haven't
    >>>>>> figured out, goes out and checks for new emails and downloads
    >>>>>> them. How do I turn this off?



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  9. #9


    Ron Sommer Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    To stop mail checks, work offline is not much of an option, because taking
    WLM offline also takes IE offline.
    Work offline can be used when opening suspicious emails or doing WLM
    maintenance.
    --
    Ron Sommer
    MVP-Mail

    "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:OLWNdYZGKHA.1252@xxxxxx
    snipped

    > The OP's reference to 'every version of Mail that I've used before'
    > highlights the novelty of synchronizing v. downloading. One sure way to
    > prevent unwanted syncs is to use the 'Work offline' option; it is an
    > easily acquired habit to type Alt-F W Alt-T A and then Alt-F W again once
    > the download is complete. This is a nuisance, of course, if (like me) you
    > spend a lot of time in busy newsgroups.
    >
    snipped


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  10. #10


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: Windows Live Mail, Turn Off Automatic Downloading of Messages

    Sure - it's a real nuisance if you're used to being online all the
    time.
    Incidentally, if your default browser is something other than IE,
    does that stay online even though you Work offline in WLMail?
    --
    Noel

    "Ron Sommer" <rsommer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:Om$R45aGKHA.3948@xxxxxx

    > To stop mail checks, work offline is not much of an option,
    > because taking WLM offline also takes IE offline.
    > Work offline can be used when opening suspicious emails or doing
    > WLM maintenance.
    > --
    > Ron Sommer
    > MVP-Mail
    >
    > "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:OLWNdYZGKHA.1252@xxxxxx
    > snipped

    >> The OP's reference to 'every version of Mail that I've used
    >> before' highlights the novelty of synchronizing v. downloading.
    >> One sure way to prevent unwanted syncs is to use the 'Work
    >> offline' option; it is an easily acquired habit to type Alt-F W
    >> Alt-T A and then Alt-F W again once the download is complete.
    >> This is a nuisance, of course, if (like me) you spend a lot of
    >> time in busy newsgroups.
    >>
    > snipped

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