Not sure what you mean by "installed Windows Live" since that is the
group name for a whole suite of programs, see http://download.live.com
Did you install Windows Live Mail? If not, doing so may correct your problem.
To upgrade to Windows Live Mail: http://download.live.com/wlmail
Incidentally, which antivirus are you running? Some of them are not
fully compatible with Windows Mail. AV problems often don't surface until
an update occurs.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"David Diesel" <DavidDiesel@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:E17EB74F-A38C-4412-84D7-D0786FE7E0D7@xxxxxx
> A new problem with my windows mail started on January 16,2009. Up until that
> date my windows mail flawlessly without any major issues. After that date, I
> am now not able to send e-mail with attachments to any recipients.
> The problem started after I sent a movie file to a group of e-mail
> recipients on the 16th. I successfully sent the movie file, then tried to
> re-send the same movie file to a different group of recipients and this time
> when I selected "Insert" - followed by "File Attachment", my Attachment
> folder opened for a brief instant, then immediately shut down. I have read
> several threads attempting a fix to this problem, however, nothing has worked
> yet. I tried to delete the old e-mail account then add a new e-mail account
> with the same settings, hoping that might fix it, but it hasn't. I have also
> installed Windows Live and noted that an envelope appears in the upper right
> corner of my windows live messenger screen, however, when I select the
> envelope, it opens my Windows Mail program and the same results appear.