Good to hear your new WLM seems to be working properly.
WLM uses two different kinds of contacts, a non-synced set for times
when you don't want to use the Live ID login, and a set that is synced
with any one of your Hotmail or Live.com accounts. If interested in the
latter, post your request in the WLM newsgroup. To do a one-time import
of contacts from WM: in WLM click Contacts, press the Alt key to get the
File menu bar, File, Import, "Address book for current Windows user".
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"drew1r" <drew1r@xxxxxx(donotspam)> wrote in message news:C9B439C5-8AC6-44AD-9A37-4CAF62C1EFED@xxxxxx
>I chose the upgrade to Windows Live Mail option which seems to have done the
> trick, although I haven't been able to figure out how to import my contacts
> list yet. Thanks so much for the advice.
> I had been reluctant to uninstall the McAfee since it was a preinstalled
> item and I don't have the oringinal for reinstallation. I guess too I'm
> still skeptical that it would take so long to cause a problem . Thanks
> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>> McAfee antivirus is among the top three troublemakers for Windows Mail.
>> Sometimes it takes a while before symptoms start showing.
>> The only way you can prove or disprove that McAfee is the culprit is to
>> uninstall it, followed by using their debris removal tool:
>> Another option is to upgrade to Windows Live Mail, which is more
>> resistant to the adverse effects of aggressive antivirus products:
>> In any case you must disable any antivirus email scanning, for the reason
>> explained here:
>> Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
>> "drew1r" <drew1r@xxxxxx(donotspam)> wrote in message news:A3367FCA-5D80-4F3C-8940-707E696BC4AC@xxxxxx
>> > I've read through previously posted comments on this problem without reading
>> > of an effective answer. I've been using Mail with my VISTA system with
>> > McAfee installed without any problems for over a year. Just this week all
>> > the sent items in my Sent folder have disappeared, even though properties
>> > indicates that 825 items remain in this folder. I have already confirmed
>> > that all the right options are selected to make all sent items go into this
>> > folder and remain visible, as they have been doing up until this week. Mail
>> > still goes out, but also remains listed in the outbox list, and when I click
>> > to open a particular outbox item, I get the message that the contents of that
>> > message cannot be found! Any suggestions? Thanks for any help.
>> > --
>> > drew1r