For your item 1, have you tried signing in to Passport before starting WM?
It seems to be a persistent setting: once signed in, you stay in.
Until...what?...I don't know. Until you sign out, I guess.
I definitely agree with your item 2! It is a MAJOR hassle to me. I have
the extra 2 buttons on my MS Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 set to <Ctrl>+U and
<Ctrl>+J so that I can quickly step through unread messages and folders.
I've been doing this for years with earlier mice and with OE. Just hit
<Ctrl>+H before the first NG and mouse-click through the 20-30 NGs that I
That still works in WM for OTHER news servers, but NOT for Microsoft
Communities. :>( Here, as you said, the Show Replies to My Messages is not
persistent when we go to the next NG. Well, it kind of persists. But after
showing all my threads in the next NG, it keeps on "Downloading Metadata"
and other things, then it shows me a lot of (maybe all) the threads that I
have not replied to. So I've programmed the scroll button to be <Ctrl>+H.
That works, but it still is a big hassle, because (a) I have to click it
twice to first uncheck Show Replies..., then to check it again. Combine
this with WM's failure to focus on a message - or anywhere else! - when
arriving at a new NG, and clicking through Communities takes many more
clicks than before.
I bugged this during the beta, but it was ignored, like several other WM
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX firstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Mail 7.0 in Vista Ultimate x64)
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 1. When clicking on the "Sign in to Microsoft Communities to enable the
> community features, I am getting an error dialog. "An error occured while
> attempting to display the Windows Live ID sign-in dialog? This is a random
> 2. The View/Current View/Show replies to my messages option, in
> newsgroups, is not consistent. It should display only messages I have
> posted. It only works for the current newsgroup that is being viewed when
> it is enabled, although it remains checked when switching newsgroups. To
> see this view for another group, you must open that group and then
> deselect/reselect the option?
> Anyone else seeing this?
> Ronnie Vernon