Which build of Windows Live Mail are you using? Since you posted via the
web-based interface, I can't tell. In WLM (NOT in Internet Explorer or
other browser), click Help | About Microsoft Windows Live Mail and read the
build number in the Version line.
Go to http://download.live.com
and get the latest build of WLM and as many
other Windows Live Essentials as you want. Build 14.0.8089.0726 was
released just yesterday, 8/19/09.
I had that kind of problem when I was using an older version of WLM, but not
in the current build.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
"JC" <JC@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have been fighting this for a few months now. Several of the regular
> contacts that I email keep getting deleted from my contact list. For a
> days I thought it might be those with names higher in the alphabet, but I
> not sure I still think that is the case. I have added several people in
> last 2 months and went to email them today and only one of 4 people (added
> the same time) was in the contact list. And, before anyone asks, I don't
> usually sign in with my live id. Over the past few days I signed into my
> hotmail account and deleted all the duplicate contacts in there, and then
> signed into this same account through WLM. After signing in, I went
> my contact list and deleted any further duplicates. Tonight when I
> looked --
> ALL the duplicates are back and a few people that I am emailing today --
> were in the contact last week, are now gone -- and NO, I didn't deleted
> -- I emailed one of the people after my deleting spree and he was in there
> days ago. Today he is gone -- and again, I am NOT signed in with my live
> and he WAS NOT in the hotmail contact list anyway. Now he is no where.
> One of the contacts that keeps disppearing from my contact list is my
> sister. She was entered into both hotmail and wlm contact list and is
> disappearing from the wlm contact list on a regular basis.
> Any help is much appreciated. I am beyond frustrated with entering my
> sister over and over and over again into my address book.