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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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?