1)Closing the Inbox does not stop the download of emails. Are you closing
2) Add /mail to the WLMail shortcut.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe" /mail 64 bit
"C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe" /mail 32
MS MVP- Windows Live Mail
"Thunderbird" <davidt@newsgroup(donotspam)> wrote in message
> As with Outlook Express
> 1) when downloading incoming messages, the message box "checking for new
> messages on ...." does not inform how many messages remain to be
> e.g. it states "downloading message 1" instead of "downloading message 1
> 5" ... say. This is frustrating and often leads to one closing the
> without downloading all outstanding messages. Theose messages downloaded
> then remain on the server and get downloaded again when next checking for
> mail. I've commented on this to MS in its request for feedback, a month
> ..... nada!
> 2) when opening Windows Live Mail, it does not default to inbox and I
> find a way to do this. Can anyone assist please?