Windows Live Mail, part of the Windows Live suite of services & software, is Microsoft desktop email application, similar to Microsoft Outlook.

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How do I access a locked Hotmail account?

I am not in my home country and I just wanted to access my Hotmail. It’s locked as it is asking for phone verification which is not possible for me. My previous phone number was of my home country and ...
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Why is it not possible to create a Microsoft email with “live.com” domain anymore?

Why is it not possible to create a Microsoft email with "live.com" domain anymore? Looking at options only "outlook.com" and "hotmail.com" are available. What is the reason? Earlier the "live.com" ...
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How do I keep oversized emails from downloading to my offline email program, but archive it so I can retrieve it later?

I have slow and unreliable internet service and would like a way of filtering big emails out of the queue for message syncing in Windows Live Mail, but without deleting them outright so that I can log ...
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Sending email from gmail appears in outlook.com inbox

I recently added a gmail account to my outlook.com account. Now I have tried to remove it unsuccessfully and whenever I send an email from gmail it is showing up in the inbox for my outlook.com ...
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What counts as “signing in” for Windows Live Mail's 365-day requirement?

Whenever set up Windows Live Mail (Hotmail) to forward emails from one account to another, you get the following message: Important note: Please sign in at least once every 365 days—otherwise your ...
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Transfer contacts / emails from Windows Live mail to Gmail?

Does anybody know how I can transfer all my email messages, contacts and calendar entries from Live Mail (formerly Hotmail) to Gmail?
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Live\ Hotmail email storage

Are all mails from Outlook\Live\Hotmail stored in SkyDrive? Because I have around 6000 emails and some contain attachments of around 1 or 2 MB. But my SkyDrive shows that only 0.01 GB is used. Can I ...
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Add email alias for custom domain with out verification

I have set up my domain with windows live, now If I add an alias to the primary email that I used to sign up, a message tell me that a link has been sent to the alias email, in order to verify that I ...
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I cannot register a specific Hotmail account

I'm sending an email to let's say xyz@hotmail.com and Hotmail returns error email that the email was not delivered to xyz@hotmail.com Same as when the account does not exist. So I have tried to ...
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Are @live.co.uk and @live.com the same Microsoft/Windows live/Mail/Outlook.com/SkyDrive account?

Are @live.co.uk and @live.com the same Microsoft/Windows live account? For example: email sent to an address at @live.co.uk arrive in the same mailbox as @live.com ? Do @live.co.uk and @live.com ...
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How can I move emails from one Hotmail account to another?

I want to switch between two Hotmail (outlook.com) accounts and move all my stored emails to the new account. Perhaps this was a bit wishful thinking but I can't even seem to forward multiple emails ...
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Outlook.com Sweep rule vs Filter rule

New outlook.com introduced new sweep option. With it, you can create a filter to move messages from particular sender to a particular folder after certain days the mail comes. This rules gets added to ...
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How to sync Windows Live Mail with Gmail

I want to use my Windows Live email with Gmail. I mean to log in into a gmail account and read, reply, send messages through gmail. How can I do this? Is there any tutorial you are suggesting me ? ...
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Same e-mail user, different address?

I was wondering why using foo.bar@gmail.com works but not foo.bar@outlook.com. In Gmail, foo.bar@gmail.com and foobar@gmail.com (and any combination of periods in the username) is equivalent. Is ...
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Catch-all address on Windows Live domains

I know that GMail for your domain has the ability to catch all email that is sent to a non existing address and forward it to a domain's internal address. eg: doesnotexist@mydomain.com is redirected ...
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Windows Live Mail: Order of Evaluation for Junk Filter and Message Rules

Are message rules evaluated before the junk filters? I want to be sure that all messages that meet particular criteria are sent to a folder fpr checking.
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Problems in signing in to Hotmail

Seem that someone tried to sign in to my email in live.com with a wrong password too many times. So I am locked out right now. I can reset my password just with security question, but that lovely guy ...
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Gmail in Windows Live Mail

I am using Windows Live Mail and configured Gmail. But I am receiving 2 copies of every mail. How can I remove that? In the web view of Gmail I am just receiving one email, while Live Mail is showing ...
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Windows Live - stop spam in the form of invites

Nowadays, besides the fact that I'm getting quite some spam e-mail, I get spam invites on my Windows Live network. Now I haven't seen these people ever before, I'm 100% sure it are some spam people ...
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How to block Microsoft spam email on Hotmail

I am using live.com email. That is also Hotmail. Microsoft always send me a bunch of advertisement mail which is annoying. How can I block it?
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Right-click menu covered in Hotmail

In Hotmail or Windows Live Mail, you can right click to bring up a menu. In Firefox, the default right-click menu covers it. Any solutions?
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How do I upload Windows contacts to Windows Live Contacts?

I've just purchased a windows phone, however, all of my contacts are in the windows contacts store on my PC from when I had the iPhone (itunes would sync to that locally). I would like to upload all ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows Live Mail from doing mass requests?

I don't know if anyone uses Windows Live Mail (or Hotmail, as I've been using it for the last 8 years), but their newest Ajax-y version does about 50 million requests/second for new information. It's ...
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Hotmail deletes mail in “Deleted” folder after 7 days

I recently signed up to Hotmail and to keep my inbox clean I've always deleted messages (these messages then go to the Deleted mail folder) and I quite often go there to find an old message that I ...
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Hotmail registration date

Does anyone know if there's a place where you can see the date you've registered your Hotmail or Live email address?