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Windows Live Mail Tips, Tricks and Secrets

It interacts with blogs and Windows Live Messenger. It searches everything and sends picture emails. It accesses all your email accounts and reads RSS feeds, too. Windows Live Mail is a true Jack of all email trades. Find out how to get the most out of it, or what to do if something does not work out right, with these tips, tricks and tutorials.

Formats Supported for Background Sound in Windows Live Mail
Spice your emails with background sound in one of those formats in Windows Live Mail.

How to Access a Gmail Account in Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail is great for reading and sending mail in your Gmail account. Good thing setting up Gmail in Windows Live Mail is so easy, too.

How to Access AIM Mail in Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail provides full access to your AIM Mail account: you can read and archive messages, open custom folders and send mail, of course.

How to Access Free Yahoo! Mail with Windows Live Mail
If you love Yahoo! Mail, make your Windows Live Mail like it, too, and download messages or even get seamless access to all your online folders.

How to Access Windows Live Hotmail in Windows Live Mail
Since Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Hotmail know each other so well, adding a new Windows Live Hotmail account for sending and receiving emails is particularly easy.

How to Add a Background Image to an Email with Windows Live Mail
Even if it doesn't say more than a thousand words, a picture in the background of your email can enhance it greatly. Here's how to add background images to messages in Windows Live Mail.

How to Add All Recipients of an Email to Your Windows Live Contacts
From the To: or Cc: line of an email you have received right into your Windows Live Mail address book. Here's a streamlined way to add new contacts from existing emails.

How to Add an Image to Your Windows Live Mail
Here's how you can add an image or an animation to your signature at the bottom of every message you send with Windows Live Mail.

How to Add an Image to Your Windows Live Mail or Outlook Express Signature
Here's how you can add an image or an animation to your signature at the bottom of every message you send with Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express.

How to Add Bcc Recipients in Windows Live Mail
Send a copy to somebody but hide their address from all other recipients? In Windows Live Mail, this is easy using Bcc:.

How to Adjust Printer Margins and Orientation in Windows Live Mail
When you print an email in Windows Live Mail, characters, columns or lines are cut off and missing? Adjust the printer marginsor page orientation (portrait or landscape) and get the full message.

How to Append a Signature Automatically in Windows Live Mail
Never forget to sign a letter again with the help of Windows Live Mail, which can append your signature to outgoing emails automatically.

How to Back Up or Copy Individual Messages with Windows Live Mail
Backing up your precious emails and exporting them as .eml files becomes a drag and drop activity in Windows Live Mail.

How to Back Up or Copy Your Windows Live Mail Blocked Senders List
Create a backup of your blocked senders in Windows Live Mail, or carry them with you to a new computer.

How to Back Up or Copy Your Windows Live Mail Mail Rules
Save a backup copy of your Windows Live Mail mail filters, or transfer them to a different computer.

How to Block a Sender in Windows Live Mail
Have Windows Live Mail send messages from certain senders to the trash automatically.

How to Block Messages from a Domain in Windows Mail
Put a ban on whole domains in Windows Mail and have it delete mail from senders belonging to that domain (everybody with an @aboutguide.com email address, for example) automatically.

How to Block Potentially Dangerous Remote Images in Windows Live Mail
Prevent Windows Live Mail from downloading remote images automatically when you open or preview a message. This helps protect your privacy and stops Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express from validating your email address.

How to Build Your Windows Live Mail Address Book Automatically
Windows Live Mail can help you collect the people you know in your address book by automatically adding everybody you reply to via email.

How to Change the Columns Shown in Windows Live Mail
See what you want to see. Here's how to specify which info you want to see in a mailbox in Windows Live Mail.

How to Change the Default Font Face and Color in Windows Live Mail
Make the emails you send with Windows Live Mail more interesting and fancy by using custom font face and color and by default.

How to Change the Name From Which Your Emails are Sent in Live Mail
Want to (appear to) be someone else? Here's how to change the name that appears in the From: line of emails you send with Windows Live Mail.

How to Change the New Mail Sound in Windows Live Mail
Make Windows Live Mail announce new emails your way by changing the sound they play for this event.

How to Check for New Mail Periodically in Windows Live Mail
Say good-bye to the "Send/Rcv" button and have Windows Live Mail check for and download new mail automatically, periodically and reliably for you in the background.

How to Check the Spelling of Only a Part of a Message in Live Mail
Does a message you write in Windows Live Mail contain some text that is heavily wrong and you know it (in a foreign language, for example). But you still want to check the spelling of the rest of the email? Here's how.

How to Check the Spelling of Your Emails Automatically in Live Mail
Make Windows Live Mail check the spelling of every email you send, when you send it.

How to Choose and Insert Signatures Manually in Windows Live Mail
Windows Live Mail lets me use signature A for aunt Annie, and signature L for you! Here's how to select a specific signature for a message you're composing in Windows Live Mail

How to Color-Code Mail From a Particular Account in Windows Live Mail
See which account any messages was received through immediately by having Windows Live Mail colorize emails accordingly and automatically.

How to Compose and Send an Email Message in Windows Live Mail
The "e" in email stands for easy. Here's how to compose, address and send an email message in Windows Live Mail.

How to Configure Windows Live Mail to Work with POPFile
Do you want your email in Windows Live Mail to be filtered through a supreme anti-spam tool? Here's how to set up Windows Live Mail to work with POPFile.

How to Contact Windows Live Mail Support or Report a Bug
Windows Live Mail is letting you down? Here's how to contact support — or report a bug.

How to Create a Message in Windows Live Mail from the Command Line
If you send messages in Windows Live Mail from a command prompt or programmatically from another application, you can even specify default recipients, a default subject and suggested message text.

How to Create a New Message Using EML Windows Live Mail Stationery
Beautiful emails with Windows Live Mail in two clicks.

How to Create a New Message Using Stationery in Windows Live Mail
Apply rich stationery to your emails in Windows Live Mail.

How to Create a Signature in Windows Live Mail
Email signatures can contain essential contact info, a witty quote or deep insight. Here's how to set up your signature in Windows Live Mail.

How to Create Folders to Organize Mail in Windows Live Mail
If your Inbox is full of mail in Windows Live Mail, set up folders to organize mail, get rid of stress. Here's how to do it.

How to Delete a Message Bypassing the Trash in Windows Live Mail
Here's the door! (And woe to you if I find you in the Windows Live Mail trash instead...) — Here's how to purge mail immediately in Windows Live Mail, bypassing the "Trash" folder.

How to Delete an Attachment from Received Mail in Windows Mail
Do you want to keep an email but not its bulky attachments? Here's how to detach files from emails you have received in Windows Mail.

How to Delete Emails Stuck in the Windows Live Mail Outbox
An email failed to send and is now stuck in your Windows Live Mail's "Outbox"—failing to send again and again? In but two steps, remove it from the folder and further delivery attempts (while trying to recover and re-send the message).

How to Disable Inline Display of Image Attachments in Win Live Mail
Does it annoy you when Windows Live Mail displays attached pictures inside the message? Here's how to make it show them as attached files only, leaving the message text alone.

How to Display all Header Lines in Outlook Express
Do a bit of archeology and find out hidden details about emails in Outlook Express.

How to Display the HTML Source of an Email in Windows Live Mail
Back to the sources! Here's how to take a look under the hood of an email in Windows Live Mail!

How to Edit Group Members Before Sending in Windows Live Mail
If you send a message to an address book group in Windows Live Mail, you can edit the recipient list before delivery with this trick.

How to Edit the Subject of a Received Email in Windows Live Mail
The Subject of a received email can be subject to change in Windows Live Mail: give incoming emails the meaningful Subject line you want and wish the sender had used.

How to Enable or Disable the New Mail Sound in Windows Live Mail
If you can't stand the sound Windows Live Mail make whenever new mail arrives, here's how to turn it off. If you'd like to be notified about incoming messages with a sound in Windows Live Mail, here's how to turn it on.

How to Filter Mail from a Certain Sender Easily in Windows Live Mail
It's easy to create a new rule from an existing message in Windows Live Mail. Here's how to use this feature to file all future email from the same sender to a special folder, for example.

How to Find and Open Your Windows Live Mail Stationery Folder
Where to put all that stationery? Start with the folder where Windows Live Mail looks for it by default.

How to Find Your Windows Live Mail Settings in the Windows Registry
Locate your Windows Live Mail key in the Windows registry to tweak (and destroy) your settings, and to back up (and restore) them.

How to Fix MIDI Not Playing in Windows Live Mail
Have MIDI files you insert as background music in your emails stopped playing? Here's how to fix MIDI sound in Windows Live Mail.

How to Forward a Message as an Attachment with Windows Live Mail
Use a clean and simple way of forwarding emails in Windows Live Mail.

How to Forward an Email with Windows Live Mail
Let others participate in the great emails you get by forwarding them with Windows Live Mail.

How to Have Windows Live Mail Empty the Trash Automatically
You don't want to keep emptying the "Deleted Items" folder? You don't want it to grow big and slow either? Here's how to make Windows Live Mail do the emptying for you — automatically and whenever you exit the program.

How to Have Windows Live Mail Send Mail Immediately
Make the emails you send go right to their recipients instead of just to Windows Live Mail's "Outbox" folder.

How to Highlight Messages with Attachments in Windows Live Mail
Attachments can be highlights. Or dangerous lowlights. Here's how to make them stand out using a useful rule in Windows Live Mail.

How to Identify Your Windows Live Mail Store Folder
Locate the folder on your hard disk where Windows Live Mail keeps your email messages, so you can back them up easily.

How to Highlight One Sender's Mail Automatically in Windows Live Mail
Here's how you can make Windows Live Mail highlight mail from a certain sender automatically using a specific color.

How to Import Mail and Account Settings from Windows Mail in Live Mail
When Windows Mail goes Live, you can take your email accounts and data with you: here's how to import Windows Mail account settings, messages and folders into Windows Live Mail.

How to Import Mail, Account Settings from Outlook Express in Live Mail
Out with Outlook Express, in with Windows Live Mail? Now get your mail and email account details out of Outlook Express and into Windows Live Mail.

How to Import or Restore Windows Live Mail Mail Rules
Get all your fine Windows Live Mail mail filters back.

How to Import Your Outlook Express Address Book into Windows Live Mail
Want to take your contacts with you, from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail? Here's how to import your Outlook Express address book, from the current computer or another and even an old Windows installation.

How to Import Your Emails from Windows Live Mail in Gmail
With the help of a middleprogram and a cool hack, it is not only possible but also easy, swift and quite amazing an undertaking to migrate all your mail from Windows Live Mail to Gmail.

How to Insert a Link in an Email with Windows Live Mail
If you particularly like (or dislike) a page on the web, it is easy to share it by inserting a link to it in an email with Windows Live Mail.

How to Insert an Image Inline in an Email with Windows Live Mail
Send photos, drawings, and all kinds of images with your emails in Windows Live Mail so recipients can see them inside the message.

How to Install WinZip Self-Extracting Stationery for Windows Live Mail
Self-extracting stationery may unzip itself, but it doesn't install on its own. But getting that stationery to work is not difficult either.

How to Install Zipped Stationery in Windows Live Mail
From downloaded stationery zip file to beautiful Windows Live Mail emails in a few steps.

How to Keep Mail at Server Several Days with Windows Live Mail
Combine the advantages of having Windows Live Mail leave a copy of your mail at the server with a minimized risk that your account gets clogged up with mail.

How to Leave a Backup of Mail at the Server with Windows Live Mail
Make Windows Live Mail keep a copy of each message it downloads on the server for later re-retrieval.

How to Log POP and IMAP Traffic to Troubleshoot Live Mail Problems
Want to find out what Windows Live Mail does, what it does not, and what it does wrongly as it tries to download mail from POP or IMAP accounts. Log your traffic for troubleshooting and valuable insights.

How to Log SMTP Traffic to Fix Windows Live Mail Sending Problems
You can't send mail and all Windows Live Mail comes up with is a cryptic error number? Here's how to make Windows Live Mail create a detailed log of what happens so you can figure out — and fix — the problem.

How to Mail All Address Book Entries in Windows Live Mail
Now listen, everybody, here's a message from Windows Live Mail, and here's how to mail everybody in your address book at once and easily.

How to Make Live Mail Accept Only Mail from Contacts and Safe Senders
How do you eliminate almost all spam from your Windows Live Mail Inbox? You allow only messages from the exclusive circle of known senders in.

How to Make Windows Live Mail Not Break Emails into Pieces
If recipients of your emails complain about getting many, many messages with nothing but jumbled letters and numbers in them, it may be Windows Live Mail trying to turn one big email into many small messages. Fortunately, you can prevent it from attempting that and make it send normal mail instead.

How to Make Windows Live Mail Remember Your Email Account Password
Windows Live Mail asks you for the password to your email account every time you check for new messages? Even if the "Remember Password" field is grayed out, you can probably make Windows Live Mail remember, use and enter that password for you.

How to Make Windows Live Mail Send Your Inline Images
If recipients of emails you have composed in Windows Live Mail using stationery complain about red x's where the images should be, here's what to do.

How to Open Blocked Attachments in Windows Live Mail
Prevent Windows Live Mail from preventing you from opening and saving email attachments.

How to Prevent Windows Live Mail from Hanging Up Your Connection
Stop Windows Live Mail from disconnecting you automatically when it has finished exchanging mail.

How to Prevent Windows Live Mail from Making Internet Connections
Remain offline even if Windows Live Mail thinks you need an internet connection.

How to Prevent Windows Live Mail from Underlining Email Address
Don't like it how Windows Live Mail underlines every email address you type in a message and changes the color, too? Here's how to make email addresses look plain and good in emails (while optionally retaining the mailto: link functionality).

How to Print an Email in Windows Live Mail
If you want to see your emails in print, here's how to become a publisher and create printouts of email messages from Windows Live Mail.

How to Print a Message in a Larger Font in Windows Live Mail
Are you stuck with tiny fonts when printing emails in Windows Live Mail? Here's how to print large, even with Windows Live Mail.

How to Print an Email Including Background Images in Windows Live Mail
Have you received a graphically rich email and want to turn it into just a graphically rich printout? Here's how to print emails including their background graphics and colors in Windows Live Mail.

How to Remove an Email Account from Windows Live Mail
Want to delete an old email account from your Windows Live Mail configuration? Here's how to clean your accounts list of stale data.

How to Remove an Address from Blocked Senders in Windows Live Mail
Make Windows Live Mail receive mail from certain senders again.

How to Request a Read Receipt for a Message in Windows Live Mail
Ask Windows Live Mail to ask for you to be notified when the recipient opens your message.

How to Request Read Receipts for All Messages in Windows Live Mail
Want to know when your emails are read? Here's how to make Windows Live Mail request read receipts from recipients by default.

How to Save a Message as Text with Windows Live Mail
Export the text from a message's body to a plain text file with Windows Live Mail.

How to See a Sent Message's Bcc Recipients in Windows Live Mail
It is great that Bcc: recipients are not visible to other recipients of the same email, but does Windows Live Mail conceal to the sender who they bcc:ed, too? No, and here's how to uncover all the Bcc: addressees of a message you sent.

How to Send a File as an Attachment with Windows Live Mail
Send any document around the world to any email address in seconds with Windows Live Mail.

How to Send Documents as a Single Zip File with Windows Live Mail
Want to send a bunch of files easily and in a compact form? Here's how to compress multiple documents in a single zip file and send it conveniently with Windows Live Mail.

How to Send a Photo Gallery by Email in Windows Live Mail
Send your fantastic photos zipped up, maybe attached in humdrum a manner; or have Windows Live Mail create a snazzy photo email automatically with a high-resolution online gallery to go with it.

How to Send Inline Images Not as a Gallery (But with Effects) in Win Live Mail
Send photos in your emails alongside the text — and edit them right there to boot. Windows Live Mail not only lets you insert images inline, you can also add frames, crop, increase contrast and more.

How to Send Mail Later in Windows Live Mail
Put messages in the Windows Live Mail outbox instead of delivering them immediately so you can still edit them before they go off to the recipient.

How to Send Plain Text Messages by Default with Windows Live Mail
Make sure everyone can read your messages composed in Windows Live Mail.

How to Set the Default Email Account in Windows Live Mail
Change the email address Windows Live Mail puts in the "From:" field by default when you create a new message or click on an email address on a web site, for example.

How to Suggest a Feature or Improvement for Windows Live Mail
Want to see Windows Live Mail become better at meeting your email needs? Here's your chance to let its makers know about what ideas you have and improvements you fancy.

How to Use a Default Stationery in Windows Live Mail
Beautify your every email in Windows Live Mail by defining a default stationery that is automatically applied to every new message you write.

How to Use Rich HTML Formatting in an Email with Windows Live Mail
Use bold face, custom fonts, background sound, inline images, and more in Windows Live Mail.

How to Insert Straight, Non-Curly Quotes in Windows Live Mail
Want to get rid of Windows Live Mail's “smart” quotation marks? Here's how to insert standard "straight" quotes instead of the curly ones in Windows Live Mail.

How to Use Rich HTML Formatting in Your Windows Live Mail Signature
If you use fancy formatting in your emails, the signature does not have to pale beside it. Here's how to use HTML to create just as fancy signatures in Windows Live Mail.

How to View a Message in HTML Formatting in Windows Live Mail
Even if you have turned to the secure plain text mode in Windows Live Mail, it's easy to view select messages with rich HTML formatting turned on.

How to View a Message's Source in Windows Live Mail
Look behind an email's pretty face and see its source in Windows Live Mail. You can even view a message's source without opening the message itself.

How to View Mail Grouped by Conversation Thread in Windows Live Mail
Want to explore all of a subject before jumping to conclusion and reply? Here's how to have Windows Live Mail group all messages belonging to a conversation together and in order.

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