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Photo Mail is not working any more

M

Martin

#1
Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday when I
tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on the mail but without the
link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's still not working
today for the various pc I have. Does anyone else have the same problem?

Martin
 

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David [MSFT]

#2
Are you signed into Windows Live in Windows Live Mail? The behavior you're
describing occurs when not signed into Windows Live. Is there a "Sign in"
button in the upper right corner of the main window?

If you are signed in, you could also try upgrading to the latest version of
Windows Live Mail. Since you posted using Windows Live Mail, I can see
you're still using the version from 2007.


David [MSFT]


"Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:e$T4oDXhJHA.3716@xxxxxx

> Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday when
> I tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on the mail but without the
> link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's still not working
> today for the various pc I have. Does anyone else have the same problem?
>
> Martin
 

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Martin

#3
You brought up another quirk in Windows Live Mail -- The logon screen (or
sign in screen). When you press the cancel button, you are still able to
get to your email! Is that by design? If it is, I don't see what is the
purpose of a logon screen. You would assume you have to sign in to Windows
Live to be able to read your mail. In fact, I am quite concerned how easy
someone can walk over to my computer and start using my Live Mail, granted
that person is already having access to my pc. Well, at best, it's
confusing.

I think that is the issue. I do see the Windows Live Sing-in button on the
upper right screen. I'll try the solution you described and check it out.
Thanks!

Martin

"David [MSFT]" <dgould@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:uCpH2fYhJHA.5632@xxxxxx

> Are you signed into Windows Live in Windows Live Mail? The behavior
> you're describing occurs when not signed into Windows Live. Is there a
> "Sign in" button in the upper right corner of the main window?
>
> If you are signed in, you could also try upgrading to the latest version
> of Windows Live Mail. Since you posted using Windows Live Mail, I can see
> you're still using the version from 2007.
>
>
> David [MSFT]
>
>
> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:e$T4oDXhJHA.3716@xxxxxx

>> Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday
>> when I tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on the mail but
>> without the link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's still
>> not working today for the various pc I have. Does anyone else have the
>> same problem?
>>
>> Martin
>
 

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R

Roy Smith

#4
In Outlook Express it had the ability to allow for more than one user by
implementing identities, and you could password protect your identity to
keep others from viewing your email unless they knew the password. In WLM
they did away with identities so that now in order for WLM to be used by
more than one person, each individual has to have their own Windows user
account. The sign in that you see in WLM is now for logging into the shared
services that are on the internet, your contacts, calendar, live sync and so
forth. SO if you choose not to sign in to WLM, any changes you make on your
computer won't be reflected in the related service on the web.

With that said, the best way to protect your email with WLM is to password
protect your Windows user account, and either log off or lock your pc when
it's unattended and turned on.



"Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OTZmaqYhJHA.760@xxxxxx

> You brought up another quirk in Windows Live Mail -- The logon screen (or
> sign in screen). When you press the cancel button, you are still able to
> get to your email! Is that by design? If it is, I don't see what is the
> purpose of a logon screen. You would assume you have to sign in to Windows
> Live to be able to read your mail. In fact, I am quite concerned how easy
> someone can walk over to my computer and start using my Live Mail, granted
> that person is already having access to my pc. Well, at best, it's
> confusing.
>
> I think that is the issue. I do see the Windows Live Sing-in button on
> the upper right screen. I'll try the solution you described and check it
> out. Thanks!
>
> Martin
>
> "David [MSFT]" <dgould@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uCpH2fYhJHA.5632@xxxxxx

>> Are you signed into Windows Live in Windows Live Mail? The behavior
>> you're describing occurs when not signed into Windows Live. Is there a
>> "Sign in" button in the upper right corner of the main window?
>>
>> If you are signed in, you could also try upgrading to the latest version
>> of Windows Live Mail. Since you posted using Windows Live Mail, I can
>> see you're still using the version from 2007.
>>
>>
>> David [MSFT]
>>
>>
>> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:e$T4oDXhJHA.3716@xxxxxx

>>> Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday
>>> when I tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on the mail but
>>> without the link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's
>>> still not working today for the various pc I have. Does anyone else
>>> have the same problem?
>>>
>>> Martin
>>
 

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...winston

#5
Signon is not required to use WLM or send/receive mail in any account setup and present in WLM.

The signon in WLM syncs makes available the sychronized signed-on Live ID's contacts and calendar.

Protect your computer by using Windows provided tools(Lock this computer) to lock out your pc when exit(Control Alt Del) and at
Windows startup by use of a strong password for your Windows logon ID.



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...winston
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"Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OTZmaqYhJHA.760@xxxxxx

> You brought up another quirk in Windows Live Mail -- The logon screen (or sign in screen). When you press the cancel button,
> you are still able to get to your email! Is that by design? If it is, I don't see what is the purpose of a logon screen. You
> would assume you have to sign in to Windows Live to be able to read your mail. In fact, I am quite concerned how easy someone
> can walk over to my computer and start using my Live Mail, granted that person is already having access to my pc. Well, at best,
> it's confusing.
>
> I think that is the issue. I do see the Windows Live Sing-in button on the upper right screen. I'll try the solution you
> described and check it out. Thanks!
>
> Martin
>
> "David [MSFT]" <dgould@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:uCpH2fYhJHA.5632@xxxxxx

>> Are you signed into Windows Live in Windows Live Mail? The behavior you're describing occurs when not signed into Windows Live.
>> Is there a "Sign in" button in the upper right corner of the main window?
>>
>> If you are signed in, you could also try upgrading to the latest version of Windows Live Mail. Since you posted using Windows
>> Live Mail, I can see you're still using the version from 2007.
>>
>>
>> David [MSFT]
>>
>>
>> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:e$T4oDXhJHA.3716@xxxxxx

>>> Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday when I tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on
>>> the mail but without the link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's still not working today for the various pc I
>>> have. Does anyone else have the same problem?
>>>
>>> Martin
>>
 

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...winston

#6
Upload PhotoEmails occurs when a 'send' is enabled either manually or program configuration. Signon does not perform the Photo
Upload option without WLM being preconfigured to send on startup.

The password is stored in more than one place..the email account and elsewhere
- the former used when authenticating during a send/receive/snyc
- the latter by the Sign-in Assistant for WLM signon or Live web site site logon(ie.. the email account settings are not relevant)


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"σÏÏιмαη" <oppiman(at)live.com> wrote in message news:2F05B749-BFD6-42BC-934A-E49174702E4A@xxxxxx

> The sign-in button is for Calendar sync and e.g. uploading photo mails.
> The password for your mail account is stored with the account data. (when checked)
> The reason for this is, that you can have multiple live mail accounts configured.
 

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Martin

#7
Much thanks, everyone for chiming in. I am learning a few things.

Martin

"...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:eOSFWpehJHA.4016@xxxxxx

> Signon is not required to use WLM or send/receive mail in any account
> setup and present in WLM.
>
> The signon in WLM syncs makes available the sychronized signed-on Live
> ID's contacts and calendar.
>
> Protect your computer by using Windows provided tools(Lock this computer)
> to lock out your pc when exit(Control Alt Del) and at Windows startup by
> use of a strong password for your Windows logon ID.
>
>
>
> --
> ...winston
> ms-mvp mail
>
> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:OTZmaqYhJHA.760@xxxxxx

>> You brought up another quirk in Windows Live Mail -- The logon screen
>> (or sign in screen). When you press the cancel button, you are still
>> able to get to your email! Is that by design? If it is, I don't see
>> what is the purpose of a logon screen. You would assume you have to sign
>> in to Windows Live to be able to read your mail. In fact, I am quite
>> concerned how easy someone can walk over to my computer and start using
>> my Live Mail, granted that person is already having access to my pc.
>> Well, at best, it's confusing.
>>
>> I think that is the issue. I do see the Windows Live Sing-in button on
>> the upper right screen. I'll try the solution you described and check it
>> out. Thanks!
>>
>> Martin
>>
>> "David [MSFT]" <dgould@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uCpH2fYhJHA.5632@xxxxxx

>>> Are you signed into Windows Live in Windows Live Mail? The behavior
>>> you're describing occurs when not signed into Windows Live. Is there a
>>> "Sign in" button in the upper right corner of the main window?
>>>
>>> If you are signed in, you could also try upgrading to the latest version
>>> of Windows Live Mail. Since you posted using Windows Live Mail, I can
>>> see you're still using the version from 2007.
>>>
>>>
>>> David [MSFT]
>>>
>>>
>>> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:e$T4oDXhJHA.3716@xxxxxx
>>>> Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday
>>>> when I tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on the mail but
>>>> without the link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's
>>>> still not working today for the various pc I have. Does anyone else
>>>> have the same problem?
>>>>
>>>> Martin
>>>
 

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...winston

#8
You're welcome.

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...winston
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"Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:#3iMXaihJHA.3812@xxxxxx

> Much thanks, everyone for chiming in. I am learning a few things.
>
> Martin
>
> "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:eOSFWpehJHA.4016@xxxxxx

>> Signon is not required to use WLM or send/receive mail in any account
>> setup and present in WLM.
>>
>> The signon in WLM syncs makes available the sychronized signed-on Live
>> ID's contacts and calendar.
>>
>> Protect your computer by using Windows provided tools(Lock this computer)
>> to lock out your pc when exit(Control Alt Del) and at Windows startup by
>> use of a strong password for your Windows logon ID.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> ...winston
>> ms-mvp mail
>>
>> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:OTZmaqYhJHA.760@xxxxxx

>>> You brought up another quirk in Windows Live Mail -- The logon screen
>>> (or sign in screen). When you press the cancel button, you are still
>>> able to get to your email! Is that by design? If it is, I don't see
>>> what is the purpose of a logon screen. You would assume you have to sign
>>> in to Windows Live to be able to read your mail. In fact, I am quite
>>> concerned how easy someone can walk over to my computer and start using
>>> my Live Mail, granted that person is already having access to my pc.
>>> Well, at best, it's confusing.
>>>
>>> I think that is the issue. I do see the Windows Live Sing-in button on
>>> the upper right screen. I'll try the solution you described and check it
>>> out. Thanks!
>>>
>>> Martin
>>>
>>> "David [MSFT]" <dgould@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:uCpH2fYhJHA.5632@xxxxxx
>>>> Are you signed into Windows Live in Windows Live Mail? The behavior
>>>> you're describing occurs when not signed into Windows Live. Is there a
>>>> "Sign in" button in the upper right corner of the main window?
>>>>
>>>> If you are signed in, you could also try upgrading to the latest version
>>>> of Windows Live Mail. Since you posted using Windows Live Mail, I can
>>>> see you're still using the version from 2007.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> David [MSFT]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Martin" <abc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:e$T4oDXhJHA.3716@xxxxxx
>>>>> Whatever happened to Photo Mail? It used to work before but yesterday
>>>>> when I tried to use it, it only inserted thumbnails on the mail but
>>>>> without the link to the server and the slideshow option, etc. It's
>>>>> still not working today for the various pc I have. Does anyone else
>>>>> have the same problem?
>>>>>
>>>>> Martin
>>>>
 

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